Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Join Me In Capturing the Blessings to Come?

Starting January 1st,
write down good things
that happen to you on
little pieces of paper:
  • surprise gifts
  • accomplished goals
  • the beauty of nature
  • "LOL" moments
  • memories to save
  • daily blessings
Then, December 31st,
open the jar and read
about all the amazing
things that happened
to you in 2014!

Will you join me in doing this?
Find an old jelly jar and start today!

I'll check on you and remind you throughout the year, and together
we'll see what we can look back on when Dec. 31 rolls around again.

Sure, this year will hold challenges, but those are also opportunities.
The Lord is good and His mercies are new every morning... and every year.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Please check back here on Saturday for a prayer for widows.

P.S. This was not my idea, I saw it on Facebook and would be happy to give credit to whoever
originated it.


  1. Yep - think I'm gonna do this - might have to start with a coffee can (got plenty of those!) as I was thinking about a jar I have - a small one and suddenly it came to me --- get a BIG jar - determined to fill it - so let's get a big jar and watch with wonder how God will fill it for us this year!

  2. Amen, Sparrow! A big ol' coffee can will do just fine! The bigger the better! May this be the happiest of new years yet---sometimes that happiness is hard to imagine, but with God it's entirely possible. Blows my mind!

  3. I love the idea. Reba Bowman, a speaker and author, spoke at a ladies seminar that I attended. She suggested something similar to this. She uses an interesting box, that says, Blessings on it. She writes down every prayer that is answered, every blessing, basically everything that you mentioned above. She keeps it where it will catch others attention hoping they will ask about it. That gives her the opportunity to share God's blessings to others. Each person can use whatever fits their own personal likes. A bulletin board, an area on a wall, a box, jar, anything... She used this concept with her soccer team. In reference to the memorial that the Israelite' s built, so that the people would see it and remember what God had done. She had the girls each take a stone and write something down when they received a special blessing, the stone patterned after that memorial. At the end of the year, each girl was called up to pick out their stone or stones to read out loud what was written on it. Others were blessed and reminded the girls of how good God is.

  4. Babs - I'm going to do this - after I read references to jars 3 times - it'll be easy to do and easy to read individual notes at the end of the year.. xxx


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