Verse of the Day


"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

~I Chronicles 16:34


Today's Devotional Thought

June 28, 2012 by Rachel Piferi



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One Thousand Gifts

Number 220: A Gone with the Wind coaster.

Last week, I mentioned that Wendy and I are reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. The theme of this book is becoming aware of the little things around us that bring us joy. The little things that God sends in our day that remind us of his love. And along with reading the book, we are recording the things that we are thankful for. The goal is to record one thousand gifts {big and small} from God.

Number 220 on my list is a Gone with the Wind coaster.

Now, I love the movie Gone with the Wind (and the book). In fact, Gone with the Wind is my favorite movie of all time.

But that is not why this coaster made my list.

I also love having a sweet tea nearby when I am writing or reading or watching television.

But that is also not why this coaster made my list.

This Gone with the Wind coaster made my list of one thousand gifts that I am grateful for because it was an actual gift. Picked out by someone who knows me and knows it is my favorite movie of all time. Picked out by someone very special to me.

As I am recording the things I am thankful for, I am finding that many of things revolve around people. And more specifically, many of these gifts revolve around loving and being loved by people.

This coaster represents someone knowing me and what I like. That is why I am grateful for it. Because it is a reminder that someone knows me and loves me. And ultimately, it is a reminder of God's gift of love.

When you look around your life, what ways can you show someone else that you know them? That you love them? In big and small ways, there are many ways that we can show others that we notice them. That we love them.

Find a way today to bless someone else's life with something that is meaningful to them. It will bless them more than you know.


Memorize this verse today:

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
~I Chronicles 16:34



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