January’s Joy Dare: Week 3 {1000 Gifts in 2012}

“But they soon forgot His works;
they did not wait for His counsel.”

{Psalm 106:13} 

Part of my reading this week included Psalm 106, which served as an excellent reminder of how easy it is to forget the many marvelous things God has done. When we forget how He’s showed grace in the little things, it makes it hard to trust Him for the big things. May I ever be swift to thank Him for the thousands of ways He’s shown me grace.

So here it is…my third week of the Joy Dare

16. January 16 | 3 ways you witnessed happiness today
1148. in a bowl of chicken fried rice


1149. the laughter granny let out at the dave ramsey show
1150. the smile on the hospice girl’s face when we gave her a peppermint mocha to-go

17. January 17 | one gift that made you laugh, one gift that made you pray, one gift that made you quiet
1151. kristen’s commentary during “gone with the wind” (my fetus can’t eat no radishes)
1152. dad preaching at the  BFM winter conference
1153. colossians 3…humbled.

18. January 18 | 3 gifts from God’s Word
1154. proverbs 3:5-6 striking me fresh…and HARD.
1155. isaiah 26:3
1156. Jesus calming the storm by speaking. my heart is also calmed through His written Word.

19. January 19 | a grace in the kitchen, a grace in the weather, a grace that might never have been
1157. a fourth day of peppermint hot chocolate with kristen


1158. blue skies and sunshine
1159. a job-seeking guatemalan on my front porch—all because of a peanut butter sandwich

20. January 20 | 3 gifts you saw only when you got close-up
1160. a most beautiful V7/V chord in the new david crowder album
1161. how much people care about reaching their community for Christ…seen only after looking past the donuts and fliers
1162. {hard eucharisteo} trusting God is a beautiful thing. He delivers.

21. January 21 | one thing in the sky, one thing from your memory, one thing that’s ugly-beautiful
1163. stars
1164. reminiscing about super funny memories with shanna
1165. pancakes with blueberries and pecans, not the prettiest on the bottom, but delicious all around.

22. January 22 | one grace wrinkled, one grace smoothed, one grace unfolded
1166. my grandmother’s lovely 92-year-old face
1167. a white top, freshly ironed
1168. warm fleece pants

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