Lately, I have been savoring the richness of words and thankfulness as I read through Ann Voscamp’s new book One Thousand Gifts. Slowly I have been reading it–with intention. I even made a journal for our Joanne, where she is writing her 1000 gifts–her sister Kristen used her amazing gift of photography to share Joanne’s journal here.
How I love being intentional in thankfulness. In her book, Ann says it preceeds the miracle. Indeed, she is right. God calls us to thankfulness. He calls our families to thankfulness, too.
So in that vein, I thought I would share an idea our family has used for nearly 20 years: The Blessing Box. Let me share it with you. Whether you are married or single, with children or without, the blessing box is a wonderful way to corporately count your blessings. I believe the greatest miracle is the way your heart shifts toward the heart of God–the way He changes us.
When we were young marrieds and college students, Chris and I began to do a Blessing Box. I have no idea where it originated (and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t my original idea), but we have made it our own over the past 18 years. I cannot find the first one…but here is our second one.