Monday, February 28, 2011

1000 gifts and then some...

Ah - I just read Ann's post, and am feeling challenged to make the list a place of sacrificial thanksgiving...and realizing that this week, the only sacrifice I am making is that of time...

30.  Time spent recording how He talks to me...captured here.
32.  Time spent in prayer - at church - and an immediate answer while at church.  Thank you, Lord, for confirming Your voice and will one more time for me!
33.  Making time to listen to the Daily Audio Bible for kids (always trying to find ways for the dear daughter to get a break from my voice).

35.  loving an incredibly intelligent girl with challenging learning differences.
36.  Reading the words of almost every school lesson our daughter has done. (I am learning so much!).
37.  Being able to be available to give this daughter the education she deserves.
38.  Beginning to love history!
39.  Time spent worshipping together with our church family...it doesn't seem to be a sacrifice, yet it is a choice, so it is placed here, because I am hearing Him say that He still counts it...
40.  Taking time to find out, for that dear daughter, where JB is today, and finding this - a young person promoting clean water here.

And as I view this list, and I know the sacrifices are small, I also can see how love causes sacrifice to seem inconsequential.


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6 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wonderful list Cindy! Giving our time is so important. I love that you are learning through your daughter's lessons... how fantastic! :)

T Jones said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my 1,000 Gifts post yesterday. It is so encouraging to get feedback on the blog.

I agree completely that love makes all sacrifices seem small. I am slowly beginning to realize just how much each of these small sacrifices for love are actually great gifts given to me by the Almighty! It's all a matter of how we choose to look at them. Ann's book is definitely helping me to make that mind shift.

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I’m here from Ann’s today – I know it’s Tuesday – reading lots of lists takes some time :)

Of your “thank you’s” this week my favorite was: well two actually, 37. Being able to be available to give this daughter the education she deserves. 38. Beginning to love history! (because it’s kind of a blessing within a blessing, a gratitude begetting a gratitude :)

And “time”? It’s maybe the best sacrifice we can make.

Thank you for this – it all just made me smile – and smiles are important.

God Bless you and all of yours

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love 1,000 gifts!

misty said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love 1,000 gifts!

Craig said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I’m here from Ann’s today – I know it’s Tuesday – reading lots of lists takes some time :)

Of your “thank you’s” this week my favorite was: well two actually, 37. Being able to be available to give this daughter the education she deserves. 38. Beginning to love history! (because it’s kind of a blessing within a blessing, a gratitude begetting a gratitude :)

And “time”? It’s maybe the best sacrifice we can make.

Thank you for this – it all just made me smile – and smiles are important.

God Bless you and all of yours