Category Archives: The Prayer Room: 1,000 Gifts

Thankfulness …

It’s been an interesting summer so far. A week in Orlando with my family and some dear friends, spending time at Disney and talking about classical Christian education with other Classical Conversations parents was a wonderful beginning. Being “out” of … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratefulness … 1,000 Gifts

766-800 2nd son graduating* great friends here to celebrate * big kids cheering on little ones * Disney decorations * Mickey ears on graduation cap * catering at least part of dinner * old pictures, and the graduation shrine, LOL … Continue reading

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The Gifts List

It continues to grow. I sent a copy of Ann’s book to my mom and sister for Mother’s Day.  Couldn’t we all use a change in perspective? And indeed, this book has offered just that. A different way of looking … Continue reading

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Multitudes on Monday . . . More Gifts!

It’s been a week full of gifts. I’m so grateful that my eyes have been opened so I am able to *see* all of them! 670-736 hearing from God–amazing! sweet facebook notes from my mom forsythia branches–hidden beauty–surprise! woodpecker tapping … Continue reading

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1,000 Gifts . . . Getting There!

I found it! I found it! My sweet little gifts notebook has finally been found. Yippee! So . . . picking up where we left off . . . 594-669 *sunrise framed just for me *flock of birds in flight … Continue reading

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Things I Love . . .

Cowgirls . . . Caterpillars… And curlers . . . (note: my little gratitude journal has gone missing, hence no Multitudes on Monday post with A Holy Experience.  And I am truly *missing* it–say a prayer for me to find it if … Continue reading

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The List that Keeps Growing . . . He (Still!) Loves Me

543-593 amazing sunset of purple and orange *friend offering grace *friend offering support *friend offering dinner *naked baby booty *day off school! *long drives *God showing off–surprise! *finding new places to explore *kids joyfully exploring together *turtles *salad from my … Continue reading

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Back from the conference . . . so many gifts!

What a marvelous time we had at the 2011 MomHeart Conference in Raleigh-Durham!  A weekend full of encouragement, friends, chocolate and tea does a girl good.  I’ll be writing all about it soon, but since I’ve just come back from … Continue reading

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The Grace of Relationships . . . 1,000 Gifts

What a week I had last week. Way too many worries, frustrations and unfinished projects littered every day. The discipline of gift-gathering became a lifeline as I put one foot in front of the other and tried to make it … Continue reading

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God is Good. All the Time. Gifts . . .

Some days, especially, counting gifts is an act of war. Today, for instance.  When truck is broken, children have strep, schoolwork looms large and vacation seems too far away. Ann says, “Only the Word is the answer to rightly reading … Continue reading

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