I find it interesting that the final Multitudes on Mondays with Ann Voskamp is the very last day of 2012. This has been the year of grace for me and having this final day of the year be a Monday, the day that I list my thank you’s, is amazing. I get to 1000 thank you’s by grace. I have 16 thank you’s to go and today I will make it, by His grace. What do you think is my first thank you?
#985 that the final day of 2012 is a Monday, just one more Monday to reach my goal.
#986 that I do not have to work today so I can type my thank you’s into the computer.
#986 that my son and granddaughter have raised all their money and have everything packed to go to Haiti this Saturday to work with Sherry Fausey and the Christian Light School and Orphanage [see them on Facebook]
#987 that my daughter found her father’s favorite chocolates and sent them to him.
#988 that the Pet Smart store gave us a big discount on dog food because our pups have birthdays in January.
#989 for a wonderful walking partner in the morning.
#990 my friend in Ohio who is part of an organization called Capital to Bridge the Divide to provide jobs for Nicaraguans [www.NicaraguaProject.org]
#991 that I have a wonderful boss after years of frustration in health care.
#992 my 5-year-old grandson loves to pray.
#993 my sister is welcoming 2 new grandchildren.
#994 dark chocolate, need I say more, oh, and gingerbread.
#995 traveling mercies this whole week as I had to drive in very hazardous conditions every day.
#996 music and how it transports the soul to the throne of grace.
#997 the warmth of an alpaca sweater. It’s my favorite winter garment.
#998 African Organic Nectar tea, naturally sweet and delicious.
#999 the challenge of Scripture memorization. I really didn’t want to put this on the list. I really don’t want to put forth the effort to memorize scripture, but I will give thanks for this conviction and do it even though I would rather not. I have my booklet made…Memorize the Mount from Ann Voskamp.
#1000 for Ann Voskamp and her commitment to seeing her sisters (every single one of us) be all we can be by His grace.
Amen. Emmanuel, God is with us,