Can I Dare You? Week 4


As I continue to count the gifts I feel like I have been on a scavenger hunt seeking new things. A wonderful week searching and looking. Thanks so much to Ann Voskamp for leading this journey.

January 21 ~ A Gift in Sky, Water and Memory

Sunset in the Desert – Gift of Sky
Water in the Desert


Mom and Me

MOM – March 21, 1917 – January 26th 2012 – We remember

January 22 ~ A Gift wrinkled, smoothed, unfolded

Wrinkled orange but so good
Smooth Pottery Piece


January 23 ~ 3 Gifts found in Christ

  • Gift of Eternal LifeRomans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death,but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • Freedom to be me, not to look to others but only to God – Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
  • Peace in all situations – Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

January 24 ~ 3 Things blue

Blue Heron
Blue Sky – a really blue sky.
  • blue moon – I saw one; second moon in the month is called a Blue Moon

January 25 ~ A Grace borrowed, found and inherited

  • borrowed: a car ride to a great leadership conference
  • found: more women in love with Jesus and wanting to help others become leaders for Christ
  • inherited: my love of God and the love of my Bible from my Grandpa Read (my Dad’s father)

January 26 ~ A Gift before dawn, after noon, after dark

  • before dawn: an awesome sleep after the conference
  • afternoon: drove to an olive mill to buy excellent olive oil and yummy olives
  • after dark: wonderful tap dance dinner and fellowship

January 27 ~ 3 Gifts in the kitchen

  • my hubby who has always done the dishes – bless him

  • a lot of light to see to work in the kitchen

If you are counting gifts – please put your link in your comment.



    1. Laura,
      Thank you so much. Yes my mom was a great lady – 94 years old when she died last year. Sweet to the very end to everyone she met. Remembered every name of the people who cared for her. I cherish that picture of me when I was little with her. There are not too many pictures back then.

  1. Oh what a precious post! You & your mom. How wonderful. It made me thank God that my mother is just a phone call away!
    And a husband that does the dishes!!??? Now that is a GREAT GIFT~! lol!

  2. Just so you know I read your blogs & posts that pic of your mom and you is awesome. Sheryl looks so much like your mom.
    Miss you

    1. Hey Lynne,
      So good to have you comment. Thank you. Yes I found that picture on my computer. It is from the book we gave Mom on her 90th birthday. I will have to take a look and see if I can see Sheryl. Miss you, too.

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