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





2534.  sweet talking with my hubby


2535.  gluten free toast


2536.  family time watching The Block


2537.  listing christmas wishes


2538.  MIL safe home after a week in hospital


2539.  happy kids after an epic athletics day


2540.  the potential of 2014


2541.  straight talking


2542.  grace talking


2543.  night time snuggles with Evangeline


2544.  morning wake ups with Caleb


2545.  laugh your way to a better marriage


2546.  a new dishwasher and no floods in the kitchen and the patience and ingenuity of antonio


2547.  spontaneous fish and chip nights with friends


2548.  ConnectLIVE 






“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… and joining up also to The Grateful Project over at GreatFun4Kids


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