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




2589.  the meaning of Easter – grace, love, hope, power, change


2590.   easter food – chocolate and roasts


2591.  besties


2592.  sunshine and rain


2593.  teacher only days


2594.  #liveyourlist – awesome podcast with ryan eller and jarred murr – and they do a shout out to me on episode #30


2595.  new people at church


2596.  the best housegroup in the world – movie night!


2597.  ug boots and cooler days


2598.  elevation church – steven furtick – crash the chatterbox – great series we’ve been using in our mumstime


2599.  school holidays


2600.  gluten free sponge cake – with jam between layers – nom nom – and fantastically, i didnt have to make it myself!


2601.  leading and loving it JustONE virtual conferences


2602.  overseas mail


2603.  youversion


2605.  my son’s eyebrows


2606.  screwed up heroes and grace


2608.  easter camp memories


2609.  SAS


2610.  new books for SAS – Start by Jon Acuff 


2611.  familyish photos


2612.  Good Friday @ The River 


2613.  finally an appointment!


2614.  fresh worship


2615.  iron man 3


2616.  family road trips and reunions


2617.  the lego movie – so much fun.  though i think i’ll have its theme song stuck in my head forever






“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