Joy Dare: {Week 7 – #133-153}

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Joy Dare: {Week 7 – #133-153}

By Barbie   /     Feb 20, 2012  /     Faith  /     ,

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Joy Dare – Week 7

The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!  ~Henry Ward Beecher

133.  Raw honesty of friends.
134.  A grieving heart that is pulled closer to the Lord.
135.  An extra long weekend.
136.  A shiny quarter found on a muddy trail.
137.  The prayer covering of friends I’ve never met.
138.  Laughter.
139.  Slowing down.
140.  A lovely Valentines dinner with my sweetheart.
141.  Watching my two oldest children grow into God-fearing, beautiful adults.
142.  For this book that I get the privilege of reading and reviewing soon on my blog.
143.  Freshly mopped floors.
144.  His overwhelming peace.
145.  A handy-man husband who can fix just about anything.
146.  Warm, buttery pancakes.
147.  The gift of K-Cups for my Keurig from a friend.
148.  Time to relax and recharge.
149.  That He loves me, despite my faults.
150.  A visit with my aunt, who I haven’t seen for three years.
151.  Friends who text, “I’m thinking of you”.
152.  Feeling insignificant, but knowing He is all I need.
153.  Standing on His Word that heals all my disease.

I am linking up with Ann over at A Holy Experience today as we count our gifts to 1000 and beyond!  Will you join me there?  Or simply leave a comment below and tell me three things you are thankful for today!

About Barbie

I am wife and mom to four beautiful children. I have been marked by the love of a relentless God who never stops pursuing me. My desire is to encourage you on your own journey, giving you glimpses of His love and sprinkles of His grace along the way.


  1. Renee Says: February 20, 2012 10:30 am

    What a wonderful list…and oh how I love freshly mopped floors!  I’m praying for you this morning :)

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  2. Anonymous Says: February 20, 2012 10:35 am

    I love your list Barbie. I love the way you find grace in all the moments God affords you.  Beautiful, my friend. 

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  3. Stephani Says: February 20, 2012 10:55 am

    Amen to #145.  My husband too can fix or build anything.  Such a blessing. We received a Keurig as a Christmas gift.  I don’t drink coffee, and my husband drinks it rarely, but I’m anxious to try the hot chocolate. 

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  4. Susan Pardoe Says: February 20, 2012 11:22 am

    Lovely Barbie!  You’re such a sweet person.  My favorites are #134, #148, and #152.  :)

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  5. Jennifer_StudioJRU Says: February 20, 2012 11:31 am

    Prayer covering of friends I’ve never met… that is such a special gift. Slowing down. Yes. Oh… I need to mop my floors! :)

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  6. Tammy Says: February 20, 2012 12:35 pm

    Beautiful list. Really like 152.

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  7. Char Larez Says: February 20, 2012 4:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I would love to get together soon.

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    • Barbie Says: February 20, 2012 5:49 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog Char! Yes, let’s get together soon. Why don’t you send me a message on Facebook and let me know your availability? Although this week will be sort of hard, but I could do Sunday late afternoon?

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  8. Lea Says: February 20, 2012 6:30 pm

    Barbie, what a great list! I have a handy man husband too and I truly think they are few and far between, so we are blessed for sure.  And, I agree, gotta love those K-cups!  As I said, a great list!

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  9. Positively Alene Says: February 20, 2012 6:41 pm

    Oh my – raw honest of friends. I had a week where I needed my friends pour raw truth in me and they did. There is nothing more precious than that sacred trust where friends can do that. Blessings sweet friend. You’re a blessing to me.

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  10. Janette Wright Says: February 20, 2012 8:12 pm

    Wonderful thank you list…and I even nodded with the thanks for newly mopped floors.

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  11. charis Says: February 20, 2012 8:31 pm

    your first one is a tough one, but really it is a good one.  i guess that is how you really know that someone is a real friend.

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  12. Sherrey Meyer Says: February 20, 2012 9:53 pm

    Barbie, awesome list!  You seem to find goodness and grace in all things, a sure sign of your faith.  I’m glad we’ve connected online.  :)

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  13. Kerri Smith Says: February 21, 2012 6:09 am

    I always love your joy filled list! I am especially drawn in by 144, 149 and 152….thank you God!
    Have a blessed week, my friend

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  14. Nikki Says: February 21, 2012 9:52 pm

    Your lists of joy are always a breath of fresh air for me, friend. . . so raw and honest. thank you for encouraging me today! (and yes–I’m this far behind in my blog reading) :)

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