Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Three gifts that start with N

On this third day of November I search for three gifts that start with "N".

A new day, a day in which I embrace. A day in which gives me another chance to whittle down the to-list. A new chance of loving others better than the day before. 

Night, a chance to rest. A chance for my body to recharge.

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Never ending love. Knowing that He loves me no matter how many times I fail. He knows me yet still loves me. Forever. I am humbled and thankful.

What are you thankful for today?


A few years ago I was in the practice of counting my gifts daily. Unfortunately I let that habit slip away and I can tell. I've forgotten how blessed I am, I'm easily "stressed out" and negativity flows from my mouth. This is a practice of gratitude is one that I need to revive in my life and what better month than November, the month of thanksgiving. Would you join me?

Ann Voskamp makes it easy by offering a pretty printable to place on your refrigerator, in your planner or on your bathroom mirror. This can either be used as a reminder or you can follow her word prompts as you search each day for three gifts.

I missed yesterday but I'm not going to fret about that - I'll just do yesterday's today!

November 1 - Three gifts eaten

1. Oikos Triple Zero Banana Cream Yogurt with a handful of walnuts ~ breakfast on the run as we rushed off to church in the morning. On a day designated as "International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church", I am so thankful that I am able to worship freely.


2. Birthday cake with a hint of almond flavoring to celebrate my fun and feisty twelve year cousin.

3. Dinner, although the chicken penne alfredo was delicious, it was the lively, joyous conversation with my family that I am most thankful for.

November 2 ~ Three gifts worn:

1. Yoga pants Mondays.........which has turned into yoga pants Tuesdays and Wednesdays and....alright, so yoga pants have become my new work attire since I can no longer wear shorts. I'm all about comfort. Today I am thankful for the gift of working at home and being able to wear what's comfortable!

2. The fundraising t-shirt I'm wearing was designed and sold by a new friend of mine. She sold the t-shirts to help raise the money needed to join in World Help's medical mission trip. When I wear this shirt I think of both her and Guatemala. I am thankful that we had the chance to meet on that trip!

3. My worn out study Bible, frayed around the edges from use.

Your turn. What are you thankful for?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The clothes make a woman. Or maybe not.

I've started wearing my "work" shirts when I leave the house. Once upon a time I had "work t-shirts" that were different from my "leave-the-house/nice t-shirts". 

It kinda of happened gradually until one day, while searching for a nice t-shirt to wear out, I decided that the "work" shirt I had on was really one of my favorite t-shirts and therefore was worthy of leaving the house.

Sorry, world. Deal with it.

Then I realized that the world really cares very little about what I'm wearing so I said, "Sorry self, get over it."