Sunday, June 26, 2011


I wrote here about my first summer read called "One Thousand Gifts" where the author encourages us to give thanks in everything...literally everything. To understand that every joy in life (even the littlest things) are gifts from God and by giving thanks always we learn to be content and (dare I say) joyful! The bible mentions the greek word "eucharisteo" many, many times meaning "to be thankful." 

Yesterday was a really great summer day. I had so much to be thankful for. Cinnamon Girl Cupcakes (my cupcake business) had it's first catering gig for a wedding, the sun was out, and Truman had the day off. My heart was bursting with thanks and I couldn't help but continue to add "gifts" to my journal all day. I felt so happy and loved yesterday--basking in all of God's sweet glory.

 After we delivered cupcakes, we found this adorable little hole-in-the-wall in Firth, NE called Homestead. Pretty good food, too!

 We are so weird.

 The Mill on 48th and Prescott in Lincoln is our favorite spot. We miss this place so much. Omaha has nothing compared to it. We spent the entire evening drinking coffee and relaxing on the front patio. Watching the sun go down and feeling the slight summer breeze float in was the perfect ending to the day.

 Had to make a quick stop at Sunken Gardens.
 Tried to take a picture together...didn't work.
A few "gifts" from my day...
53. Green, fluffy fields
54. Perfect rows of fields
55. Sun creating a "fog" over the hills
56. Humid summer evening
57. Small town charm
58. Windows rolled down
59. Damp skin
61. When he rubs my back in public
63. Imperfections
65. Coffee shop patio
66. Unexpected meeting of a friend
67. Casual conversation
69. A familiar feeling of home
72. Knee slapping songs

How do you live out eucharisteo?


Suzanne said...

ummm...where's 60, 62, 64, 68, 70, 71??? Mmmmhhhmmm...trying to appear more thankful than ya are huh...i'm onto you! ;) Totally just kidding of course:) Love this...and LOVE number 61, so adorable. And your cupcakes look AH-MAZ-ing!

Rutheah Rodehorst said...

the cupcakes look delicious! and that cloud picture is beautiful!!

i'm still reading this book...i want to take it slow, there's so much in it to digest! :)

Anonymous said...

This is so cute Jordan!

jennifer blair said...

You guys are adorable! It looks like you guys had a great summer day! Thanks for stopping by! I am loving your blog and I look forward to getting to know you!

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