Monday, November 07, 2011

One thousand gifts

Thanks for the seemingly insignificant...this is the seed that plants the giant miracle in the midst of it all.
~Ann Voskamp

373.  the gift of life...seeing growth all around.
374.  our Women's Bible study with expats from various countries around the world.

375.  our trip out to a Mennonite community
  No Sunday Sales
Please Drive with Caution
Come Well Dressed

376.  groups of families sitting in wagons chatting with one another.
377.  little girls in long dresses and bonnets playing near the side of the road.
378.  freshly plowed fields near plain wooden houses.
379.  a new appreciation for the simple life.
380.  time spent with our youngest son.
381.  Tom and Jadine being interviewed about child abuse on the tv program Divaz Next Door.
382.  Tom being asked to speak at the Family Focus Forum.
383.  seeing three different types of dragonflies near our home.

384.  a drama free life on Sunshine Street.

385.  how a simple batch of sugar cookies cheers the hearts of Tom's counseling students.
386.  the gift of resiliency on this journey of faith.
387.  walking through the process of surrendering to the peace of Christ so that it may rule my heart.
388.  letting go of fears that no longer serve me.
389.  sunny days in the midst of the rainy season.

390.  The precious love of God.

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  1. I like reliving your thanksgivings...i would like sunshine st right now I'm sick today but like the hubby says its God's way of taking out the bad toxins in my body!! Have a great Monday!

  2. Anonymous5:04 PM

    I love reading these.. It makes me go over my checklist of what im thankful for

    I hope you had a blessed weekend and a lovely week

  3. Such a wonderful list Alida! So many Blessings when we choose to focus on God's presence all around us.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  4. What an amazing List Alida.. WOW.. Totally enjoyed reading these, made me smaile.. Totally have to go over my checklist -- all the little things count.. Thankful to have stopped in to read this.. TY.. Wishing you an amazing Tuesday..

  5. ahhh! i'm so excited you commented on my blog! i'm even more excited that you count gifts! i do that too! mrs. ann voskamp and her book are such an ispiration, aren't they?!
    i'm your newest follower. i look forward to continue to read your gifts:)