Tag Archives: Joy

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Our family went to the coastal town of Mendocino this weekend. It is in Northern California and it was our 1st time there. What a wonderful place! There was mist in the air, amazing ocean views and a perfect village … READ MORE

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Sharing My 1,000 (and beyond)

I just completely finished “One Thousand Gifts” – something I’ve been savoring and pondering slowly over a few months with a blue highlighter in hand. I first rushed through a couple of chapters, started keeping my own journal, and then … READ MORE

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A new kind of surrender

Thankful for the autumn sunshine, for mornings and for quiet time with God, for coconut lattes and for prayer, for inspiration and for a call to be thankful… Thankful that God has given me JOY in ministry after I said … READ MORE

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my son, Marty

My special gift is Marty, my 3 1/2 yr old son with Down syndrome. He is my first born. He’s been a catalyst in my life as well as in the lives of others. God has given me one of … READ MORE

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A few gifts

Praying with my girlfriends, holding their hands, feeling lifted up by their voices reaching out to God. Watching my child sleep in the still of the night. Learning to find joy in the hard days when pain seems overwhelming; finding … READ MORE

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A beginning…

When I picked up Ann Voskamps book, “One thousand gifts”, nothing prepared me for what I would read, or the way my soul would resonate at so many levels with the profound and poetic description of living the simple abundance … READ MORE

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Gifts taken for granted

1. Sunshine 2. A friend’s listening heart 3. A ♥lovers♥ smile; his humor 4. Black and white pearly keys dancing under my fingertips; hearing the music He created me to make 5. smell of cinnamon and vanilla 6. A friend’s … READ MORE

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Too long

My 5 year-old’s reading lesson this week includes three new sight words…to, too, and two.  She understood the concept of two (the number) and to (in the direction of) pretty quickly.  It took a bit more to understand the word … READ MORE

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Joy journey

Inspiration of a wonderful writer. Thnk you Ann for sharing your journey of joy.By: Shannon

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Nights where sleep eludes me

26. Nights where sleep eludes me 27. Dishes to put away 28. Feeling tired all the time so I realize the need for God’s strength 29. The extreme energy of my children 30. Bowling with sippy cups & every ball … READ MORE

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