Monday, April 16, 2012

One Thousand Gifts

301.  The way deer blend into the trees

302.  Viewing the mighty Mississippi River from a wooded hilltop

303.  Beautifully displayed fresh fruits and meats

304.  How certain scents can trigger memories

305.  Weather-beaten pioneer churches

306.  The crash and rumble of a classic Midwest thunderstorm

307.  The way lightning scribbles across the night sky

308.  Blackbirds, hawks, and pheasants (oh my!)

309.  The way the light changes when a storm approaches

310.  Four school girls running in a field with fists full of daffodils

311.  Having lunch with our friends from England

312.  His grace on the hard days

313.  Hearing stories of His provision in the lives of others

314.  Osprey

315.  Magnificent osprey nests


  1. Way to go Julie for counting to 1000. Amy challenged me to count and so, I reached my 1000 in one year, just barely! Now, I'm working on my next 1000. Seems I like looking for eucharisteo, makes life come alive and be amazing:) So thankful for Ann and her challenge to us. Bless you sweetie!

    1. Thanks, Hannah! Counting gifts really does make you slow down, enjoy His blessings, and feel His presence.

  2. there really is nothing like a midwest thunderstorm!

    thanks for sharing your blessings today!

    1. Thank you! We don't live in the Midwest but recently traveled through there. The Pacific Northwest doesn't normally get storms like that, so it was a noticeable event to us! :)

  3. What a great list, must go google "osprey" now.

    1. Thank you! They are beautiful birds, and typically make very large nests. There is a huge nest on top of a bridge near our home, and I always enjoy it when the first osprey returns to the nest each year!