Monday, September 19, 2011

one thousand gifts

It all started with this author, Ann Voskamp and her book..

A Dare To Live Fully
                Right Where You Are

I am totally captivated by this book.

From the inside cover~
A beautifully practical guide to living a life of joy, One Thousand Gifts  invites you to wake up to God's everyday blessings.~

On September 16, I started keeping a journal, a list, of my own one thousand gifts
I will be posted my updated list each Monday, joining other bloggers who are doing the same in connection with this book and Ann's blog, A Holy Experience.

Pam's gifts..
1. an open book
2. a barking dog
3. sunrise
4. oatmeal & apples
5. baby bunny in the yard
6. flowers from Dan
7. brown
8. falling asleep
9. waking up
10. His Word
11. Sunday mornings
12. Dan
13. rain falling
14. birthday wishes from loved ones
15. animal crackers
16. tea in a new mug
17. "Wonder" by dc Talk
18. raindrops on the window
19. time to read
20. husband's tender embrace
21. our precious times of prayer together
22. faraway friends

love & blessings


  1. Pam, I LOVE this book too, after I bought it I was just blown away by Ann's writing. I have been reading "A Holy Experience" for a good while now and am enjoying it immensely. I started keeping a journal as well,When I post it is on Mondays. You can find my post on my blog, I have a tab for 1000 gifts. Last week I watched a great webcast with Ann and Lysa TerKeurst . It was called "Say Yes to God".

    Enjoy the book and look for ALL things to be grateful for.

    Love and Hugs,

  2. What a lovely idea Pam, I never heard of the book but I will check it out. Your 1-22 gifts are wonderful. Have a blessed evening dear friend. Love & Hugs

  3. Hi Pam! Hope you had a great birthday! Sounds like a wonderful book. Reminds me of the Homework we did for one Thanksgiving - "Thankful Thirty" I think it was. (((Hugz)))

  4. This book has changed how I look and perceive everything around me! I am learning to see God's gifts in my life and experiencing joy like never before. While I have always been thankful for God's blessings, the naming of these blessings has caused me to see God in the details of my life and to be more grateful. I am overwhelmed by God's goodness and love for me.