Kate says . . .
Calling all wives!
I have been reading Ann Voscamp’s, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. I love this book. Ann shares her wisdom on how God has shown her to live a life of thanks. In Ann’s accompanying One Thousand Gifts Devotional she challenges everyone to daily record things are you are thanking God for. Not just the obvious things, but the small, little miracles we encounter every day. When we do this, when we focus on thanks we are praising God, thanking him, and finding joy in all things.
“The gift list is thinking upon His goodness-and this, this pleases Him most. And most profits my own soul and I am beginning; only beginning, to know it. If clinging to his goodness (giving thanks) is the highest form of prayer, then this seeing His goodness with a pen (making a list of thanks), with a shutter (camera) with a word of thanks, these really are the most sacred acts conceivable.” Ann Voscamp
As I was reading yesterday while running on my treadmill, God spoke to my heart to not only write down 1,000 thanks as Ann challenges, but to start another journal for 1,000 Marriage thanks. In my life, fall is the busiest time of year with my family, photography and ministry. SO it is not by accident that I picked up this book at this time to read. It is absolutely necessary when life gets busy to be able to stop and remember to be thankful!
Are you up for a challenge?
I am inviting all of the ladies out there to join me over the next 60 days leading up to (and a bit passed) Christmas to read Ann’s devotional and challenge yourself to write down 1,000 gifts and 1,000 marriage gifts. I started a special Facebook group for any ladies who want to take the challenge with me. In the group we will encourage each other, share our thankful lists, and grow together through this time. I will be sharing what God is speaking to me and my thanks, and I hope that others will do the same. I hope that you will all prayerfully consider joining me!
Whether you have tons to be thankful for in your marriage or you are struggling to find one thing to be thankful, I believe the heart of thankfulness will bring each of us joy and blessing no matter where we are!
- Visit the One Flesh Marriage Thankful Challenge Facebook Group click the Join Group button.
- Get a copy of the One Thousand Gifts Devotional.
- Find a Journal where you can record your 1000 marriage gifts.
- Leave a comment and let me know your ready to find your thankfulness!
“Life changed comes when we receive life with thanks and ask for nothing to change.”
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