One Thousand Gifts

“Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I have these verses framed in my kitchen as a constant reminder, and I think “give thanks in everything” means “give thanks in everything,” so I want to be more intentional about thankfulness. After all, gratitude is a form of worship. I keep seeing this on several of the blogs I read, and finally decided to participate as well. So I’m planning to post at least twenty-five of my “one-thousand gifts” every week. I’m a day late this week, but I wanted to go ahead and get started. If you’d like to join in, click that button above.

Of course, these are in totally random order:

  1. God’s mercy and grace
  2. the ability to read
  3. my five senses
  4. a Bible-teaching church
  5. worship music
  6. the experience of being pregnant & giving birth
  7. the experience of adopting
  8. our Africa trip
  9. clean drinking water
  10. electricity
  11. indoor running water
  12. hot showers
  13. flowers
  14. faithful friends
  15. healthy children
  16. freedom to worship
  17. freedom to homeschool
  18. a house to live in
  19. no risk of starvation
  20. decent medical care
  21. a loving, Christ-serving husband
  22. my electric tea kettle
  23. cameras
  24. books
  25. the unconditional love of dogs (like Lacy the WonderDog)