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One Thousand Gifts

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One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

 My husband has the privilege of leading and teaching a group of boys each week.  They have become a super special part of our lives.  This weeks gratitude list is inspired by them.


~added testosterone to our very estrogen dominate family

~their kindness to my 3 girls, they feel like they have a bunch of older brothers

~video game club madness drifting up through my basement vents most Saturday nights

~a pile of boy shoes in my sun room, a sign of respect.  My awe in the size of some of those feet!

~a pool party of 27, not one behavior issue

~younger grades being welcomed by older grades– unity.

~the way my heart melts every time one thanks me for making the “grub”

~when I was sick, a boy finds me to tell me “I prayed for you”

~their willingness to come into our home, to let us into their lives

~their admiration and genuine respect for my husband.  Relationship.

~a basket of clothes given to me by one of their mothers, a friend.  I delight in a new fall wardrobe.

~the endless possibilities of the gifts and strengths of these young men.  In a few years they will be leaders in the community.  Change agents.

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  • Mary Ann
    August 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I enjoyed this list, too. Sometimes when I look at the youth (especially as they get old enough to serve in ministry functions) I am overwhelmed with excitement at the potential. May the Lord greatly use these young men in your community!

  • April
    August 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    love this book!

  • The Wild Optimist
    August 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Hi! Stopping by from Ann’s place and really loved reading your list- I bet you are on a few peoples’ this week, too:) ! Have a great day!

  • Christina
    August 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Such a blessing to be used by Him! Enjoyed your list. Blessings to you and yours.

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