|snapshot of my computer screen of Ann Voskamp's Joy Dare Collection for November|
It's been quite a while since I last blogged from Ann Voskamp's Joy Dare Collection. Ann is a Christian homeschooling mother who farms with her husband in Canada and writes the most inspiring books and blog posts about the transforming power of gratitude. She has put together a list of three things for each day of the year about which we are challenged to be grateful.
To quote Mrs. Voskamp,
My first is my NINE grandchildren! I don't mention them very often because I am protecting their privacy, and I get to see them only once or twice a year (in person). But they are each one a blessing from God, a continuation of our family line, and full of hope for the future. Currently we have 5 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. Another granddaughter is due to be born this winter and another baby is due sometime around Mother's Day.
|our master bedroom|
The joke around here is that if you're up in the wee hours of the morning, you are supposed to empty the dishwasher. (smile) Sometimes that gets done and sometimes it does not!
But when we are awakened like that, we do pray for our family members and anyone else who comes to mind. Perhaps the Lord has wakened us because one of them is in need. Sometimes we realize the solution to our own problems in the quiet of solitary prayer.
|Beloved stands on a hiking trail above our neighborhood|
My third gift that starts with N is neighborhood. I am thankful for my neighborhood. It is a safe and beautiful place with good people living on all sides of us. Truly I can say with the Psalmist,
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!