What a week! What a weekend! What a conference! What a God! She Speaks was a huge blessing. God showed up and out as usual. I’m so honored to have been a part of it. God did so much in my heart, but the one thing I keep thinking about came from our Saturday night speaker, Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts.
“Everything is a gift, every moment, every sunrise, every breath, every tear, every laughter, every small thing… the warmth of the sun, the shade of the tree, the rain, the flower, the bee, the seed that sprouts a new flower, puppy dog snuggles, bed-time stories, a cool breeze… one thousand gifts“ (my paraphrase)
Her words and insights made me realize that as bad as our world may be, it’s still full of goodness and beauty. It’s a gift.
After a long week away, I came home to several sweet gifts… my family, a clean house, roses from my favorite guy and dinner out too!
Sweet gifts for a very tired lady.
I encourage you to take a moment, look around and see what gifts are in your life. Then, count them as gifts and thank the Lord.