One Thousand Gifts … Not Gifts I Want, But Gifts I Have

I’ve been inspired.

Through the blog of my friend Alyssa, I sovereignly “stumbled” upon another blog of a woman name Ann Voskamp, and a new journey upon which I am about to embark.

On her blog, Ann has been listing gifts from God that she sees in her life.
She states:

” I am one waking from slumber … from the stupor of indifference and ignorance. Too often I miss Him, oblivious, blind. I don’t see all the good things that He is giving me, gracing me with, brushing my life with.”

I am one who can completely relate. In a culture where I have so much.. too much, I miss so much. Regretfully my eyes are so clouded by self that the grace of God goes unnoticed hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second.

And so, this is the start of an effort to refocus my vision and to give thanks for the evidences of grace that are currently being missed.
Psalm 118:28
“You are my God, and I will give thanks to you..”

1) A comfy hotel room to rest in while my husband is at work.

2) The jolting of my laptop brought about by kicks coming from inside my tummy.

3) The new pink journal that awaits the listing of many more gifts.

4) The heat that is keeping me warm as it rains outside.

5) An ultrasound picture that shows my little guys’ face, and represents the comforting news that he was okay.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. thejambi
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 00:52:20

    Thanks for sharing, Aly. A good reminder to actually be thankful for the things we should be but usually take for granted, in addition to things like good news and hope for exciting things soon to come.


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