Can I Joy Dare You? Week 12


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.

March 18 ~ 3 gifts red

  • the blood of Jesus – shed for us
  • the Canadian Flag – coming home soon

Red Rose

  • a red rose – reminded me of the rose of Sharon – Song of Solomon 2:1 – 

“I am a rose of Sharon,
a lily of the valleys” (Song of Solomon 2:1, NIV).

March 19 ~ 3 gifts eaten

  • my morning apple, the crunch, the crispness, the sweetness
  • taking communion with the children on Sunday at Sunday School – a wafer dipped in grape juice – the song sung – the quietness – a Holy moment
  • leftovers – I love leftovers. Very little preparation and still so delicious

March 20 ~ 3 gifts that made you laugh

  • my grandson born today at 10:04 MST – Grandpa and I are dancing and laughing with joy, our 6th grandchild
  • watching Snowball’s antics – she really is too funny – you have to laugh when she met her favourite friend – she jumped out of the cart and zoomed around to jump up on him
  • friend on line trying to book a hotel; but they won’t let her book as a single; so she types in No One (for the first name) and Else (for the last name); the computer accepted her reservation

March 21 ~ a gift salty, sweet, and just right

  • salty – oh it is hard not to enjoy salty rice chips

Grapefruit on the tree

  • sweet – grapefruit straight from the tree
  • just right – a picture of our newborn grandson in his Father’s arms

March 22 ~ 3 gifts found in His Word

  • Jesus is my Strength and my Song :

 “Fear can block the flow of my Strength into you. Instead of trying to flight your fears, concentrate on trusting Me” (Jesus Calling, March 21).

  • Jesus Died for me:

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved meand gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20, NIV).

and the I have Been Crucified by Christ sung by Robin Mark

  • Jesus is my freedom:

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17, NIV).

March 23 ~ 3 gifts found in women

So many wonderful new women on line: Here are 3 new ones for me.

March 24 ~ 3 gifts spoken

  • great sermon this morning on “All In” – a call for the church to be a part of the body of Christ
  • kind words of my hubby as he adjusted his schedule so I could attend a prayer meeting
  • a wonderful prayer meeting; hearing the words of so many people as we lifted our voices praying for our church 

Multitudes on Monday


5 thoughts on “CAN I JOY DARE YOU? Week 12

  1. laura

    Beautiful, Janis! Isn’t it all the more special when it feels like a scavenger hunt? Looking deeper to see the beauty opens up new places in the heart. Lovely.

  2. JanisCox Post author

    Great to meet you. The grapefruit tree belongs to a neighbour in our community – they ask people to pick them – so we do.

  3. neritia

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family Janis….I love births…each time a child is born I imagine God smiling upon the earth…shedding hope of another tomorrow!

    That friend of yours booking the hotel had me giggling….I’m so sharing it with my girl friends….!

    Have a super blessed day!

    PS: are the grapefruits yours?

    1. JanisCox Post author

      Thanks … I am really excited to go and hug this one. Waiting is hard.
      I laughed too when I read her Facebook response to the hotel reservation.


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