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Thanksgiving

It’s the week of Thanksgiving! One of my favorite times of the year.  It feels like each year the world wants us to rush past this week. Halloween gives way straight to Christmas. But I find myself wanting to hold back the rush and just savor this week. To me it is a time of […]

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1000 Gifts – Made it!

After beginning my list of 1000 Gifts (inspired by Ann Voskamp) in November of 2006 I actually completed my list. (I have been ever so much more diligent in adding to my list over the last year.) Here are some of my final entries: 957. A beautiful harvest yesterday: tomatoes of all kinds, cucumbers, yellow […]

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2/25/11 Blessings from Above

We had a wonderful week in Arizona albeit crazy trying to see so many people and get so much accomplished in one week. Here are some of my gifts from the last couple weeks (#456-511) 457. A fresh blanket of snow. 458. Laundry: 10 loads in just one hour. 465. A trip to Arizona 466. […]

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2/4/11 Blessings Counted

Oh how I have been enjoying Ann’s book. I’m trying really hard to savor it and apply it instead of reading hastily through it. I’m back on working daily on my list of gifts although I haven’t been posting them all here. 444. We have a piano once again! 445. 1potato’s love of playing the […]

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Blessings 9/20/2010

311. 10 days with Nana & Papaw 312. 2 date nights with my husband 313. apples overflowing buckets 314. bags of apples saved in the freezer for months to come 315. time spent with grandparents cutting apples 316. Hearing my grandpa say that he was afraid when they sold the farm & the apple orchard […]

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1000 Gifts — Trying to get back to gratitude

I want to be a more grateful person. I started this list of 1000 gifts a couple years ago but only made it to 176 and so I pick it up again…I hope to be much more successful in keeping up with it this time. 177. I’m grateful for a precious little boy to love. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

I am thanking God for – Facebook and all of the old friends I’ve been able to find & stay in touch with it through it – Cold Rainy days just right for snuggling with the kids – My family – My husband who provides so well for us financially, spiritually and so much more! […]

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More Thanks

I will enter your gates with thanksgiving in my heart and I will enter your courts with praise I am thankful for a relaxing weekend with friends and family in the much cooler forest. I am thankful for my husband who is able to drive us safely to go camping pulling a pop-up trailer. I […]

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Continuing Gratitude

140. 5potato’s first steps 141. Her beautiful laughter 142. 1potato’s willingness to watch the baby while I get a shower 143. summer break 144. a houseful of books waiting to be read 145. ideas swarming in my head with the potential studies of the new school year 146. grace 147. a beloved husband 148. Land’s […]

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Gratefulness

131. Draw to Learn with Psalms 132. Friends to celebrate Passover with even with a bunch of little kids 133. 3potato—celebrating 5 years 134. It’s the 6th of May & we haven’t turned on our a/c yet! 135. Bible Trivia Game—- fun for our whole family 136. 3potato’s helpful spirit 137. Our “Yes, Mama jars” […]

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