Lifting hearts to God in thanks and praise.

Joy Dare 2

I opened the shutters and light streamed in upon the wall.

I crocheted snowflakes for a hotpad or dishcloth for a few friends.

Ravinia made up her own pattern for snowflakes to give at a party on Thursday.

I’ve made four, she’s making countless!

Your light, O Lord, may it illumine my life and bear fruit that will last.

January’s Joy Dare continued:
1.9 a gift in your hand, a gift you walked by, a gift you sat with:
school schedule, going well!
kids on the playground, Ravinia getting to play with them
Ravinia sitting in the front seat next to me
1.10 a gift that’s sour, a gift that’s sweet, a gift that’s just right:
Lemon-lime-orange cupcakes (Citrus Cupcakes from Martha Stewart’s book)
Citrus sorbet from the leftover juice
1.11 3 yellow things that strike you as fresh mercy
(from Botany Walk) honeysuckle
dandelions (!)
California daisy (can you believe it’s a bush? and so bright yellow)
1.12 something above you, something below you, something beside you
sky blue above
this floor that never stays clean because it’s a wood laminate and so perfect each crumb shows!
Ravinia beside me contentedly doing schoolwork
1.13 3 sounds you hear
Westmont chapel sermon
babbling brook
1.14 3 ways you glimpse the startling grace of God
chores getting done while I rest
picnic in the park with three little girls who packed it from two houses(I said yes!)
dinner out at Chinese buffet and my Dad saying, “It’s nice to get out!” and I realized it’d been a while.
1.15 one thing you wore, one thing you gave away, one thing you shared
pink shirt under blue sleeveless dress, to match Ravinia
clothes, nice ones, Destined for Grace (a thrift shop benefiting Haiti)
delight at finding a gray tweed sports jacket for husband when shopping LandsEnd for shoes for Ravinia and the LandsEnd lady shared a coupon with us when I couldn’t find mine!
1.16 3 ways you witnessed happiness today
the violin lesson she didn’t want to go to…was good!
2 mothers launching homeschooled sons: one to NY, one to WOOF Europe!
Ravinia’s evening with Daddy, and snowflake stamps I surprised her with.

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