Thursday, September 20, 2012

Counting to One Thousand Gifts

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!" Psalm 107:1

"For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen." Romans 11:36

"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him." Colossians 1:15

I began this journey to count to One Thousand Gifts, to tune my heart to God's sovereignty in the naming of daily thanks. The difficulty in this journey, is the practice of putting pen to paper...the recording of thanks. Yes, God is good! God is good and He does good in blessings and sufferings, so why do I fail to daily record my thanks? 

No matter how much time has past in writing my thanks, I will continue to press on because I need it. My heart needs it. Who knew that the simplicity of giving thanks would open the eyes of my heart to see and believe that God is good and He does good! 

And so, I press on.

Counting to One Thousand Gifts:

94. playroom
95. baby toys
96. bad day at work
97. for a friend to listen
98. for prayer and tears
99. boy mommas
100. Sarah and new adventures
101. Caleb's slobbery kisses
102. game night with hubby
103. cheating at Uno
104. Psalm
105. tears and prayers
106. a loving husband
107. a God that speaks
108. morning worship
109. a friend's prayer
110. Bryan's lunch time call
111. Elmo
112. Bible study nights
113. women's heart for God
114. a yellow moon that looks like a banana
115. a caring husband
116. girls weekend
117. sorority sistas and lifelong friends
118. gaylord getaway
119.  good seafood
120. remembering college days
121. waterpark fun
122. new keurig for free
123. sick baby
124. baby daddy who helps
125. crockpot dinners
126. cleaning house
127. doing laundry
128. my owl collection
129. holiday weekends
130. visits with family
131. antibiotics
132. Bryan taking care of Caleb
133. sister helping when I'm sick
134. BFF surprise visits
135. Jesus healing
136. Harry Potter and BFF time
137. my boss
138. paid holidays
139. a God who hears our cries
140. an email with good news
141. my sweet baby boy
142. a caring husband that lets me sleep in
143. Bryan doing the morning feeding
144. a canceled work day
145. a good babysitter
146. toll tags
147. finishing work early
148. reading others' 1,000 thanks
149. cuddles with Caleb
150. Bryan
151. naptime
152. nice weather
153. a walk to the pond
154. house alarm
155. Bryan cleaning the house


  1. I love that you are doing this and posting them here. Help remind ME to keep this up as well. I'm trying to be disciplined and record things on a daily bases.

    1. Thanks Jessica! Yes, let's hold each other accountable...some days I forget to give thanks!

  2. I am loving this and everything on yourlist!!!!
    Hope you had a great weekend! <3 Thanks for linking up!

    1. thanks Cami! Thanks for hosting as always!!! =)


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