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Joy Dare

Thankful for the Hard Things

Today’s Joy Dare: 3 hard eucharisteo “Everything is eucharisteo. Because eucharisteo is how Jesus, at the Last Supper, showed us to transfigure all things – take the pain that is given, give thanks for it, and transform it into a joy that fulfills all emptiness. This, is the hard eucharisteo. Lean into the ugly and whisper … Continue reading »

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A Gift that Might Never Have Been

Today’s Joy Dare is to find gifts that might never have been. After pondering this, I’ve realized that the greatest gift I have today is my spiritual growth through singleness. Here I am, almost 29 years old and still single–not how I would have planned out my life. But when I look at what God … Continue reading »

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Joy Dare: January 14th

Today’s Joy Dare: Find 3 startling graces of God and give thanks for them 1. It was a tough day at school. My most difficult students were being most difficult. It seemed like most of my students were pushing the limits today: talking when they shouldn’t have been, messing around when they thought I wouldn’t … Continue reading »

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Joy Dare: January 9th

January 9th: A Gift Held, Passed By, and Sat With Today I am thankful for: 1. A Gift “Held”: One of my 5th graders, who happens to also be my most difficult student lately, surprised me with a birthday note today…even though my birthday isn’t until the end of the month. Made my day. :) … Continue reading »

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Joy Dare: January 4th

On January 1st I came across Ann Voskamp’s “joy dare” for January. Since I like to use one of my wall-hanging calendars to write what I’m thankful for each day, I loved this idea immediately. So far, it’s been perfect to get me out of the rut of thanking God for the same types of … Continue reading »

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