When we’re living our lives with intentional gratitude we’re fixing our eyes upon Jesus and agreeing YES He is good and YES He is faithful and YES He is Lord and YES He is the one who loves us!  Gratitude is an expression of faith.

1000 things

Be joyful: Intentionally look around for measures of joy each day. There is joy in simply being alive and in being redeemed by God. Remember, joy is a choice we make, not a feeling we hope to get from our circumstances. It’s good to look for the good, to celebrate it even in small ways. Doing so is a moment of victory.  Lysa TerKeurst




2354.  family bible and prayers, and all the funny theological questions we wrangle with


2455.  leadership opportunities for my son at school (so proud of him!)


2456.  parent open nights


2457.  hot water bottles


2458.  spotify (aka new worship!)


2459.  my slow cooker – esp on rugby practice days!


2460.  fresh encounters with our amazing God


2461.  friends


2462.  wise leadership


2463.  hellers gluten free cheerioes


2464.  good books and a great library we can online order from!


2465.  brave conversations


2466.  raylene


2467.  les miserables and the incredible grace of God


2468.  time to watch les miserables with a friend during school hours!


2469.  bible in schools and great bible in schools teachers


2470.  God’s perfect timing


2471.  compliments about my hair


2472.  my sons passion for learning


2473.  unexpected green tea with a friend


2474.  falling slowly – i love this song – and love watching my girl and her ballet class practice their end of year performance dance to it


2475.  tall bald happy men


2476.  oceans by hillsong


2477.  approaching school holidays


2478.  leading and loving it 


2479.  better sleep


2480.  person of interest






“Too often I miss Him, oblivious, blind. I don’t see all the good things that He is giving me, gracing me with, brushing my life with. True, He is everywhere, always. Before I thought of Him as further off, not so close. When I started to see all the things that I love bestowed upon me, I started to see Him as near, present, everywhere, showering me with good things. Seeing the things I love all around me gives me eyes to see that I am loved, that He loves me.” Ann Voskamp

so there we go.  venturing on in life to 3000 things that i am grateful for…