Feb 27, 2013

Counting My Way

I have been struggling to post the three things I am thankful for each day. I have so many blessings for which to be thankful! So what's my problem? I just can't seem to wrap my mind around Ann's prompts.  I finally decided today that I am definitely going to continue counting toward 1000 gifts this year.  I'm just going to do it my own way. I have discovered that I am excited and looking forward to what I can be thankful for each day instead of trying to fit my gratitude into a specific mold.  I am certain that this is what was intended in the first place.

Joy Dare: continuing to count 1000 gifts

87.  On Saturday I participated in a 6 hour crash course webinar by Preston Yancey and Elora Nicole of "The Story Unfolding: Helping you find the rhythm of story at the intersection of faith and art". I was challenged beyond words by what I learned and am continuing to learn from those few hours.

88.  For several years I have used Charles Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening" as part of my daily quiet time. I have not used it so far this year, but on Sunday I felt led to pick it up again.  The following quote literally brought me to me knees:
"You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature he ever made, or the only saint he ever loved. Approach him and be at peace."

89.  New friends I am getting to know on Twitter who bless me by sharing nuggets of truth:
"I shall be supplied with whatever I need; and, if I have not everything I desire, I may conclude it is either not fit for me, or I shall have it in due time.” ~ Matthew Henry

90.  Enjoying dinner and "that" movie with a friend tonight.

Be true to yourself, help others, 
make each day your masterpiece, 
make friendship a fine art, 
drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, 
build a shelter against a rainy day, 
give thanks for your blessings and 
pray for guidance every day.


  1. Great post. I missed it before. Love that Spurgeon quote, too, by the way.