Thursday, January 3, 2013


I am super excited about 2013 and all that it has in store. I just know that God is going to do great things despite the way things are in our world. We just have to trust and CHOOSE to look to Him.

For Christmas, I made everyone who got gifts, "Gratitude Journals" and some sort of devotion. I got this inspiration through Ann Voskamp's website, A Holy Experience. I just love her site. I love to look around and listen to the music playing in the background. It is so peaceful and calm.

I printed off her free printables and put them into each journal. I found the perfect journals at Hobby Lobby that said, "Be still and know that God." They did not have as many as I needed so some people got a different one. I made all the kids one as well. There's were a little more fun looking.

I chose to do this because everyone around me has everything they need or want. I wanted to give a gift that would change their lives and have eternal value.

This year, as I start 2013, I am going to list 1000 gifts as she challenges us to do. I am so excited to see what God has in store. It is a challenge when you think of 1000 gifts, but all you have to do is list 3 gifts a day. She even created a list to follow, such as, list 3 things with noise you are thankful for. I think that is pretty neat.

I do believe that it is easy to get caught up in life and forget how blessed we truly are. I CHOOSE to be grateful and full of joy that comes from Jesus.

Will you join me in 2013 by listing your 1000 gifts?

 All you have to do is grab any blank notebook and IF you want to, you can print out the free pages and tape them in your notebook AND go to work.


  1. I printed these out last year. When I've had a rough day it helps so much to think about something that I'm grateful for. I realize I have tons of stuff to be thankful for! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Maybe we can work together sometime!

  2. I am having a great time listing my gifts. When I use the list she provides for each month, it makes me really think. It is making me more thankful for the "little things" we tend to forget about. Yes, would love to work together!