2015 Gifts Journal

2015 Gifts Journal

166 – My walk around the mall
165 – All day rehearsal of Fiddler
164 – Diet and exercise change
163 – The book and study she’s got issues
162 – My project – Rocky Mountain Christmas
161 – making it to another Friday
160 – a new ice cream shop found on vacation
159 – time spent with the family on vacation
158 – starting a new study that meets me right where I am
157 – continued peace of next steps on this adventure of faith
156 – a plan  come up with for helping one of my sons
155 – finding solutions to a problem
154 – the heart change that God has brought in me; breaking my heart for what breaks His
153 – being a part of something bigger than myself
152 – laughter over being silly
151 – coffee with a dear friend outside in the sunshine
150 – Freedom that choosing thankfulness over bitterness brings
149 – Celebrating Easter
148 – a quiet morning with my bible, my journal, and a cup of coffee
147 – beautiful sunshine while driving thru mountain passes
146 – safe travels to see family
145 – attending a concert with great artists and worshipping
144 – laughter over nothing imparticular
143  –  learning about poverty & having my frame of reference changed
142 – safe trip home
141 – enjoying the sunshine and warmth in the middle of the winter
140 – a chance to work on my current project
139 – a free sample of a new coffee drink
138 – a chance to walk with my husband and connect
137 – Bald Eagle in the middle of the road
136 – the stars clearly shining
135 –  music floating through the evening night
134 – a beautiful sunset
133 –  Watching Glass being blown into a bowl
132 – exploring a new small town on Whidbey Island
131 – opportunity to connect with friends
130 – the sunshining and a peaceful trip to a destination
129 – realizing that my heart has a ways to go in understanding and helping being a part of the solution when it comes to the poor & the fatherless
128 – reminder in the lonely moment of the day that God is good & has a purpose for where I am at
127 – ability to see the orthodontist to get retainers
126 – rescuing piano music @ the thrift store
125 – the unexpected grace of time with Jesus and the boys being quiet
124 – unexpected grace of getting a lot of writing for the blog complete
123 – unexpected grace of joy in cleaning the house
122 – laughter in a conversation
121 – watching Dirty Jobs Down Under…..laughs and creepycrawlers
120 – laughter in the conversation
119 – a fun video on writing
118 – getting to know a new group of people
117 – the attitude shift of my heart, thankful for what God has done in me
116 – God showing up and giving me grace during a tough morning
115 – my broken life redeemed and changed
114 – sermon on the soil of our heart
113 – encouraged about where we are for church
112 – Gift @ 1130 reading my Bible
111 – Gift @ 230 Watching my youngest cross over from Cubscouts to Boy scouts
110 – Gift @ 630 walking with my hubby
109 – time of playing the piano in worship
108 – walking thru the tiredness
107 – dry roof when it downpours outside
106 – alone time with my hubby
105 – watching God’s healing in action
104 – lunch with a friend
103 – truth of pausing, pondering, and not speaking
102 – reminder of God’s strength
101 – clarity in the paperwork
100 – “Healing is found in God’s word – not just seeking healing – but in seeking Him.” Pg 14 Whispers of Hope by Moore
99 – cross stitch pattern providing directions to the new project
98 – truths learned through reading Simplify by Bill Hybels
97 – good food to enjoy during the game
96 – friends over to celebrate superbowl
95 – great sermon on doubt
94 – the story of Israel
93 – thread colors making a new design
92 – drive to Belfair and seeing the amazing fog dotting the landscape
91 -playing hard and not giving up at the basketball game
90 – smiles witnessed when the team received their silver
89 – Great sportsmanship at the basketball tournament
88 –  opportunity to watch practice before tournament
87 – Forever by Bethel
86 – great conversation with a friend, seeing God show up and direct
85 – shared prayers
84 – encouragement through a face book link during this journey
83 – friend who walks with me at the mall
82 – the coffee maker to brew a cup of coffee
81 – vitamins to help me stay healthy
80 – inside out pizza soup using leftovers and the crock pot
79 – a good night’s sleep
78 – a shower mid day after cleaning the house
77 – Time with Jesus in the quiet before the sun came up
76 – project finished and a new one started
75 – lunch and time with my husband
74 – great message at a new church
73 – afternoon of errands with my husband
72 – sleeping in
71 – growth and healing through pain as I continue to move forward
70 – opportunity to volunteer my time
69 – dinner @ Noah’s Ark &  a movie with the family
68 – invigorating conversation with my husband
67 – a cup of hot tea under the warm cozy blanket
66 – sleep as I overcame not feeling good
65 – calm, warm, sunny winter day
64 – the memory of going to the beach with my family….the photo of my hubby on my screen
63 – a fun pedicure with my husband
62 – clarity with Zach and our next steps
61 – a training moment with a team I am on & the clarity of the win
60 – flock of pigeons moving in sync from the park in the sky and back; beauty of Gods creation
59 – new glasses
58 – time to connect with my hubby and encourage
57 – safe return trip home
56 – an amazing ending to a football game
55 – deer galore as we drove around the quiet wooded beach jetty
54 – a beautiful day for a drive
53 – technology allowing conversation to happen with my parents
52 – the view of deer wandering around right by the window looking for food
51 – a warm place to stay dry during a winter rain storm @ the beach
50 – opportunity to write before starting the weekend festivities
49 – enjoying a dinner at a little cafe on the way to the ocean
48 – the beautiful sunshine on a winter day; a break from the rain
47 – words God placed on my heart shared with the world
46 – events of the day shared with my husband
45 – glasses so that I can see the world clearly
44 – grateful that God is my redeemer …. of my time, circumstances, and life
43 –  grateful for grace & truth…..God has them in perfect balance
42 – grateful that God is the creator …. understands and sees all the intricate details
41 – thankful that I am being open to being redeemed by Jesus
40 – thankful that I have a unique view point
39 – thankful that I am leaning in and not leaning away even when its hard
38 – a new recipe that was a success
37 – finding glasses and not breaking the bank
36 – learning about goals and excited that this year will be more intentional
35 – finished reading a book!
34 – community coming together to support during tragedy
33 – overwhelming peace, we are healing and moving in the right direction
32 – opportunity to learn patience and show grace
31 – good sermon challenging me to be in community
30 – time with my hubby relaxing
29 – ability to listen to a friend process
28 – cup of coffee and my bible
27 – opportunity to be wise and intentional with what glasses to get, no matter how hard
26 – dinner out with the family enjoying a splurge of a sourdough melt & peanut butter chocolate milkshake
25 – coffee with a dear friend, catching up on life
24 – the clear white capped snow mountains seen in the rear of my mirror as I headed home
23 – my youngest response to disappointment
22 – the winter sunset with clouds painting the night sky
21 – the sweet smile of my kids

20 – laughter reaching my ears
19 – a hug from my eldest
18 – my kids
17 – chap-stick
16 – yummy leftover soup in refrigerator
15 – seeing Downtown Abby for the first time, what a fun step back into History
14 – reading Fringe Hours and The Simarillion
13 – beef stew, cornbread, bacon & egg muffins made at home for the family
12 – the ipad cover of baby blue reminding me of spring
11 – new recipes to try for dinner
10 – Scripture of old breathing fresh air into the new day
9 – more time with my family
8 – successful trip to get groceries
7 – a safe trip returned
6 – reading by the fire undisturbed
5 – 3 eagles flying over the water and chasing all the birds around
4 – Meatloaf, pepperoni, salami sandwich for breakfast
3 – The fire crackling in the fire place
2 – Sound of silence in the crisp air by the water
1 – The youngest laughing in the pool with new made friends