Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Counting 1000 Blessings - February 2013

Continuing the joydare! February 2013
I will be updating this as I go along.


1          94 Valentine’s Day decorations

            95 planted red tulips today
            96 Favorite Starbucks mug

2          97 books we read on the car together
            98 Romans Project verses! Praising God for the opportunity to memorize His precious Word

            99 Ivan's little Bible the church gave him when he was born
3          100 Letter from my elderly friend
            101 Journal letters to Baby before he was born 
            102 Perpetual journal my friend gave me

4          103 tulips just coming up!

            104 canned peaches

            105 My coca-cola crate from my brother

5          106 a gift stitched: blanket embroidered by my sister
            107 a gift hammered: hammered metal clock
            108 a gift woven: jeans fresh from the dryer

6          109 bare trees remind me of my tangled thoughts "Thou, Lord, knowest it altogether" 
            110 bright spot on a cloudy day

            111 happy mail

7          112 got my teeth cleaned today! now my pearly whites feel all shiny 
            113 corn bag and hot coffee and a good book

            114 sweet boy always stretches so big when I open his swaddle bag

8          115  mirror for the nursery

            116 this bowl from a precious friend, that I will mend someday. I love it so much

            117 pants mended for my husband to keep wearing
9          118 Ivan reached for me for the first time today! I loved it so much!

            119 I have never seen him get so excited as he was over this music box at his grandmas

            120 this little sweetie reached up and put his warm hand on my shoulder
10        121 3 of my favorite guys in the world!
            122 Tickling Ivan
            123 Dear husband opening presents with his hilarious family

11        124 so I really love my job. I get to wear slippers

            125 working on my sisters baby shower invites. creativity and excitement blossoms 
            126 getting in touch with old acquaintances and catch up on each-others lives 
12        127 Praise Jesus for emptiness and that He fills it.

            128 One relationship that has caused continual pain. It teaches me to be kinder to those around me
            129 Dinner for one tonight  while my husband is working hard at his second job. I miss him but am thankful for the opportunity, when so many are out of work
13        130 favorite hand towel hook ever

            131 This cozy, comfortable thing we call love. What I think of when I see my fuzzy bathrobe from my Lovie
            132 Spent the afternoon on the phone back and forth with insurance. Need a cup of coffee before getting back on the phone

14        133 That in spite of me, He not only accepts me, but knows, forgives, and chooses to LOVE me 
            134 That Scripture is preserved for eternity. That He is knowable

            135 That He is El Elyon, the Most High God, and not us. because Heaven knows He is the only One holy enough to handle that position.
15        136 a gift in making... hat and bow tie handmade by his momma

            137 finding the time to memorize Scripture
            138 that its time to lose the sleep sack... Baby boy stretches out as big as he possibly can and it's so cute.

16        139 Ps 91:1 abiding in the shadow of the Almighty

            140 Candles& twinkle lights 
            141 Sweetheart banquet at our church, first time I've been.
17        142 It's so hard to be nice to one who has hurt you. There is joy in letting God hold that pain to free up my hands to serve. Today I got the challenge of being hospitsble to the one who has hurt me the most
            143 I get to serve a little helpless person all day long, and it truly is a gift, even wiping up spit-up and changing diapers

            144 giving a love-letter journal to my husband
18        145 This book I'm borrowing from my father-in-law on the names of God

            146 reading books with the boy. He is starting to show favorites now!
            147 Bible study book on Daniel 
19        148 finished making the Romans project cards for my husband- he prefers NASB 
            149 My Arbonne face cream. plan A: just buy it. Plan B: buy the cheaper one from while supplies last. 
            150 The homemade diaper inserts are more absorbent and feel drier than the gDiaper ones

20        151 getting the jars ready for canning squash later
            152 my buddy with my corn bag on this wonderful snowy day!

            153 my Ian took Ivan out to get mail and show him the snow

21        154 Funny how similar these books look

            155 look at all that snow! And the driveway was shoveled completely clear last night.
            156 Monsters Inc jammies! Decided it should be a jammies day. For Ivan anyway.

22        157 got to talk to my best buddy and cheer her up! 
            158 need to change my standards for relationships & my behavior within them.

            159 still extremely cold outside, but today we have beautiful sunshine!
23        160 Tin: Decorations in my kitchen
            161 Glass: Matching Spidey mugs with hot chocolate

            162 Wood: Fire in the fireplace on this wintry day

24        163 Beth Moore's Daniel study homework
            164 Romans Project Bible Memory Cards and memorizing with a sleeping baby on my lap

            165 She Reads Truth study - last day of the Soul Detox series

25        166 in lieu of actually doing my hair and making baby wait to eat... messy bun it is
            167  its cozy old hoodie kind of day
            168 from my sweetheart for our anniversary!
26        169 I love that I can see outside & across the street even, when looking in the bathroom mirror.
            170 Ivan looking in his lil mirror toy. The boy is fascinated with his reflection.
            171 I almost deleted this because of my dumb face, but then realized this is my "unfiltered" smile... I was looking at Ivan when I snapped this, and apparently I just get that happy when I'm looking at him.
27        172 1Cor 6:11-12 I am washed. I am sanctified. I am justified: in the name of Jesus. The uglier my mess, the more of His washing I may receive. John 13:9 "Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head."
            173 this rough world we live in makes heaven that much more beautiful, and peace that much more treasured.
            174 my c-section scar
28        175 wearing my promise
            176 the Lord has promised to sanctify me.
            177 my miracle box. Got this at a women's Bible study from my Secret Santa, the woman started my box with her incredible story of how God worked several miracles in her life. The idea is to write them down & go back and read them when your faith needs a boost. Really this should be overflowing, but I haven't been writing them all like I should.
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