Can I Joy Dare You? – Week 6
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.
February 4 ~ Three gifts found when bent down
- our little dog, Snowball, loves it when I get on the ground – eye to eye
- when I kneel to pray the Lord always is there
- as I get down on the ground with children there is more intimacy
February 5 ~ A gift stitched, hammered and woven
- made all those Tadeos for the fair and need to start another production
- Wayne is a wonderful carpenter; our homes are always filled with his beautiful handiwork
- I saw a beautiful woven afghan at a friend’s home with a lovely message to help her in her fight against cancer
February 6 ~ 3 Gifts found outside
- ducks around our lake – Snowball loves to send them into the water
- I love watching the heron. He stands majestic and even when he decides to fly off he does so with purpose and precision.
- the sound of birds in our trees -listen to the music
February 7 ~ A gift at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm
- an early lunch before Bible study – yummy leftover stew
- warm, caring conversation at the end of our Bible study after prayer time
- hard Eucharisteo – our pregnant daughter in the hospital – prayers lifted by loyal intercessors, she is getting better
February 8 ~ A gift broken, fixed, and thrifted
- I think of communion with a gift broken “this bread is broken for you, Christ’s body”.
- my husband is “Mr. Fix-it”. I am so thankful for marrying someone who can fix things.
- we like to go to the Goodwill or Salvation Army stores to look for odd things – I found a small crock pot to heat the wax for my batik paintings
February 9 ~ 3 surprise gifts – unexpected grace!
- a friend asked me to try painting pictures for her new children’s book
- learning to sketch drapery
- we had a wonderful time at a dance; met new friends and renewed old friendships
February 10 ~ 3 times you heard laughter today
- children at the Sunday School listened to a story time. Funny expressions on the child actor. He did a great job.
- I can always hear laughter when my husband is reading the newspaper; watching something on the Internet
- catching errors when I write. I wrote, “eating wax, instead of heating wax”. That made me laugh.