Tuesday, February 22, 2011

When Words Fail, Give Thanks

I have started no less than 7 blog posts since yesterday. Wanting to share with you what's in my heart. The redemption and love that shone in my life yesterday.

But I just can't find the words. So in honor of all the words I find to write. I am starting my 1000 gifts list (inspired by One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp...a challenging, beautiful, life changing book).

Because life is a gift. Christ is a gift. The redemption in my life is beautiful gift that moves me to wordlessness (is that even a word??).

1. early morning phone call full of love soaked news
2. women's ministry leadership meetings
3. laughter
4. the big bird noise my hubby makes sometimes when he snores
5. puppy breath

to be cont'd.

Thank you Jesus.

PS -- start your lists, share your lists...I want to hear the things you are thankful for. The gifts Jesus gives you every day (big, small, random, lovely, all of 'em!)


myMagen said...

Hey special lady. This is a great idea!! I haven't read the book, but based on your post I have started a "page" on my blog with my 1000 gifts that bless me. (http://magenmyshield.blogspot.com/p/1000-gifts.html)

Thanks for the wonderful idea :)

Peace & Blessings to you!

Becky said...

I think I might do that on my blog as well! :0)

Fields of gold said...

Sweet Wendy, your list is adorable!! I can't decide which is my top choice: love soaked news and big bird noise are up on the list though! awesome and fun!

I'm thankful for:
1. A roof over my head
2. Friendship with Jesus
3. Conversations that last hours
4. When my heart is moved by things of the Lord... orphans, underdogs, widows...
5. Roasted veggies and fresh fruit

Can't wait to keep hearing your list!