Friday, January 06, 2012

The Joy Dare.... want to join me?

Back in 2007 I started counting my gifts...  listing the things I am thankful for. Last year I read Ann Voskamp's book "One Thousand Gifts~ Dare to Live Fully."  Counting my gifts these past 4 yrs have really changed the way I see life.... God.... and even the hard places.

It’s habits that can imprison you and it’s habits that can free you and when thanks to God becomes a habit, so joy in God becomes your life. ~ Ann Voskamp

This week Ann posted and asked us to take the Joy Dare with her....  count 1000 gifts in 2012! I am taking this dare. She is opening up her comments on her blog .. for a drawing. Let her know if you want to join this Joy Dare. You can print out January's Joy Dare.

One of the things she said... jumped out at me...

We never cease working on the the habit of good food, good exercise, good time management. Why ever lessen the habit of our grateful thanks to a good God? ~ Ann Voskamp

I would love for you to join me.. count gifts with me this year. So much to be thankful for....



  1. Ann Voskamp has words to amaze! I just believe I'll try that!

  2. Sounds like a great idea, I'm going to have to check out her blog. I need a joy challenge in my life.

    You amaze me too my friend. God brings you to my mind so often to pray for you. I hope that things are going better for you lately.

    Love in Christ,