Today's Book Recommendation:
One Thousand Gifts
by Ann Voskamp
Ann chronicles her dare of listing 1,000 gifts
(which are thanksgivings to God)
and how it changed her life.
She is homeshcooling mother of six,
a Canadian farmer's wife,
with a childhood heartbreak that haunts her
as she starts her dare.
She is a gifted writer
and paints a word picture with every sentence.
So, I decided to start my own list.
Since my current journal is pretty new,
I started at the bottom of the last page with
number one working my way up and forward.
That day I recorded:
#1. A warm fuzzy robe from the thrift store
#2. An RV that feels like home
#3 A man that doesn't mind working
My goal is not really to get to 1,000,
but to be more thankful.
Doesn't the Word say,
"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition,
present your requests to God."
"give thanks" is in the NIV 34 times
"thanksgiving" is there 25 times.
God must think it's important.
Today, my list includes:
a bear cave for winter hibernation
(a rent house)
carpet and upholstry cleaner
orange floral couch
view of bell towered church from my window
cottonwood puffs covering the grass like snow
washer and dryer
and my new favorite store,
So now I'm passing the dare on to you.
Will you take it up?
Will it change your life?
Let me know
and don't forget to read the book!