Monday, August 29, 2011

One Thousand Gifts


One Thousand Gifts
  1. Eight uninterupted days of visiting with my father.
  2. Unexpected rain that came during the night.
  3. The lone sunflower God planted in my yard.
  4. My mother's Bible with all of her notes.
  5. God comforting in the midst of dispair.
  6. My son telling me all about his day at school.
  7. My beautiful new granddaughter.
  8. Fresh herbs from the garden everyday.
  9. My best friend who understands and does not judge.
  10. My husband's ablitity to keep his truck running with 220,000 miles on it.
  11. My beautiful home.
  12. Cool mornings.
  13. Neighbors bringing fresh vegetables from Iowa.
  14. A heavenly Father who let's me get on His lap whenever I want to.
  15. My mom's old stereo and albums.
  16. Night time prayers with my son.
  17. My husband calls me "Beautiful".
  18. An unexpected call from my daughter in the middle of the day.
  19. A full night's sleep.
  20. An unquenchable desire to write of the things of God.






From His Lap,



24 comments:

  1. Awe...what an encouraging list to be certain! Love it! You are such a loving person that I would expect your list to reflect that! ~Hugs, M

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  2. Thank you, M! I'm joining Ann Voskamps One Thousand Gifts! You should ck her blog out! It's amazing! http://www.aholyexperience.com/
    XOXO,
    ~Erin

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  3. Hello Erin, what a fantastic list. Number 17 is so priceless and I tell my wife the same thing quite often. We are blessed to have such loving families. I wish you and your family well. God Bless.

    Pip Morgan

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  4. erin, each and every one of your posts inspires me. i love this. all the little things that make for happiness and peace! hope you had a wonderful monday!
    lots of love,
    maria

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  5. What an inspirational post! I just love all of them.

    New follower from the voiceBoks Grow my GFC Hop.

    Christina
    Spilled Milkshake

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  6. Pip,
    I will just tell you, as a wife, it is music to our ears to be called "beautiful"! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope it blessed you!
    ~Erin

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  7. Maria,
    Thanks again for stopping by! I've had a great week visiting with my dad! I hope you're week is off to a great start!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  8. Christina,
    I'm so glad you stopped by! I love your site!!! And I love voiceBoks! I hope my post blessed you!
    Hugs~
    ~Erin

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  9. Wonderful gratitude list...so excited to have you as my new blog follower and look forward to getting to know you better!

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  10. Loved this! What a great list. I'm always happier when I count my blessings. :)

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  11. What a beautiful list. I love this idea. Think I'll go check out http://www.aholyexperience.com/ to see what it's all about. :) Hope you're having a wonderful day! :)

    Blessings,
    Rosann

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  12. Elizabeth,
    Thanks for stopping by. I've got 20 on my list, 980 to go! I love your blog!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  13. GGM,
    If you follow along with Ann Voskamp, you'll see that the list is supposed to grow to 1,000...so I've only just begun! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  14. Rosann,
    I hope you do go ck out Ann Voskamp's site. You will fall in love with it!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  15. What a beautiful list- I esp. love your unquenchable desire to write of the things of God. So glad we connected on voiceBoks. What you said about creating yourself by helping people discover they are valuable and precious...well that just makes me smile :) I love it.

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  16. Jinnia,
    Your name is so beautiful! I'm glad we connected on vB. I'm also glad my post made you smile! Come by anytime!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  17. I loved your post about your dad, what a treasure. And your list here is evidence that on a grander, perfect scale your Heavenly Father and earthly father are alike!

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  18. Aw, Beck, thanks so much for that! I think so too! I have a very wonderful view of my heavenly Father because of my earthly father! I'm so grateful for that and I will never take that for granted!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  19. Beautiful photo and I love your list. I often look through my dearly departed mother-in-laws old Bible, her cookbooks, and other mementos she left behind.

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  20. Terri, isn't it precious just to touch the things of loved ones who have gone on to be with the Lord!? Thanks so much for stopping by. -Erin

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  21. So love your grateful heart. I am thankful for a teen who comes home from discipleship excited about the Word. I am thankful for a husband who does the right thing even when it's hard. And I'm thankful for sisters like you who lift my spirits and direct my thoughts toward Jesus!

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  22. How beautiful! Love your thanksgiving!
    That's the picture you had framed for us.
    Susan

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  23. Shannon,
    That's awesome! You have so much to be thankful for too! What a blessed family you have!! I just knew you did.
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  24. I hope you love the picture, Susan!!
    Love you,
    ~Erin

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