"You are where you are for such a time as this -- not to make an impression -- but to make a difference." AnnVoskamp

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More Gifts Wore

Yesterday I listed my shoes as my thankful gift.  I’m going to add to that today. I mean I am really blessed with excess in the gift department in what I have to wear.

I read a story one time. When a missionary went to another country to share about Jesus, a man asked him why he had so many shirts. The missionary had 5 shirts. He believed he was really doing without. The national said, “You only need 2 shirts. One to wear while you are washing the other one.”  I think of that story often when I go to my closet.

721. I have a small amount of jewelry. A few really nice pieces but most is costume jewelry. But it couldn’t mean more to me if it were diamonds and rubies! I’m sorry this one doesn’t show up better. It’s a turquoise cross my Mom bought me for my 40th birthday. One of my very favorites! I’m thankful that I have this now that my Mom is gone, it just means that much more to me.

Turquoise Cross

722. The husband bought this for me at “Noah, Sight and Sound Theater” in Branson! We were dating and he had gone to Branson with some of his family and when he came home he gave this to me! I’m thankful that God let me meet a man who lives his life to serve Him.

GOD Necklace

723. When I first started the Joy Dare by Ann Voskamp, I saw this necklace at a craft sale and it reminded me of my commitment to write down 1000 Gift’s that I have been blessed with. It is a wonderful reminder of my many many blessings.

.1000 Gifts Necklace

724. Our world is in turmoil. I am crushed by the news I hear. My heart breaks for the sin in the world. I hold fast to the promise that God loves Israel. This is His chosen country. I pray for Jerusalem:

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    “May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
    and security within your citadels.”
For the sake of my family and friends,
    I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
    I will seek your prosperity.
Psalm 122:6-9

. Star of David Necklace

One day, we saw 2 trays of jewelry from Israel at an antique mall. I fell in love with this one and purchased it. It reminds me daily to pray for God’s chosen people.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

4 Gifts Wore

717. I’m thankful for finding out about Go Women Skechers. They are so comfortable and I love mine. I have 2 pair! A gray pair and a black pair.
I have these for comfort.
Black Sketchers

718. I am thankful I have a pair of comfortable shoes to wear to Church and when I need to dress up a bit!

Black Dress Shoes

719. Sometimes I need an extra boost. I usually go for comfort but once in a while I need some pizzazz and I’m so very thankful that the husband understands that and bought me some pizzazz for my 60th! (a few years ago!!) I wear these when I need a boost!

Turquoise Boots

720. Then of course, there are the times I really need to unwind!! I am so thankful for my house slippers!!

Gray House Shoes 2

Monday, March 2, 2015

3 Gifts Green

The husband and I have combined our love of going to estate sales with selling vintage, antique and collectables at an Antique Mall. In doing this, I have also [ahem] may have added to my own collections….. Much to the dismay of my good husband – and my kids who realize that someday it will be up to them to find a home for all of my treasures!!!  - Ahhh, love those kids!!

Well, in looking for “Gifts Green” I realized I couldn’t find anything but WHITE outside! Usually, outside is where I go to look for green.  So I turned my thoughts inside and realized I have [ahem] collected a bit of green glass!! :  )

714. I found a green candy dish at a sale, we really bought it to sell at curlygirl antique booth.  But, well, I just couldn’t. I am thankful that I have this dish for our Life Group to enjoy the candy!

  Vintage  Green Candy Dish      Vintage Green Candy Dish 2

715. I love lemonade. I thought this would be a perfect way to enjoy that cool refreshing drink this summer. I am always thrilled when I am hot and thirsty and I can sip a cool tall glass of this wonderful summer drink!

Vintage Green Lemon Squeezer

716. I am thankful that we are healthy enough to go to estate sales and to enjoy a pastime while making a bit extra to supplement our retirement income! God has been so very good to us!! These dishes with molded flowers have become some of my favorites. I love them!

Vintage Green Molded Flower Dish

Sunday, March 1, 2015

3 Gifts at 3PM

711. Today is a snow day! So I’m thankful for the moisture.

Water 8 MPC

712. Continuing with the theme of “it’s a snow day” – I love the beauty of the white snow covering the ground! I’m thankful for God’s creation of the different seasons!
Daffodils in March 2
Well, at least the ground is ALMOST covered! 
These daffodils are still trying to see sunshine!

713.  I’m thankful that I get to stay inside and just enjoy being at home! I LOVE being at home!!

My Happy Place
Staying inside where it’s warm – but enjoying the beauty of the snow!