Amy Voskamp's, Joy Dare Collection (from One Thousand Gifts) is a daily prompt/reminder, to recogize the power of gratitude, beauty and grace in your every day. Sometimes, when I'm "stuck" in the mundane of the ordinary, I will pull out of the monthly calendar and look for the "gifts" for the day. Today's gifts were: 3 Gifts Redeemed.
After church, my son asked if two friends could stay for lunch. I couldn't remember the last time the three of them sat at my table to break bread together. I smiled and proceeded to cook a big batch of food for three hungry young men, and as they took their seats, said their grace and began to eat as only boys to men can do, I was grateful to witness their time together once again.