Daring Greatly to Live Fully — Right Where You Are








When Monday gets caught in your teeth like a piece of spinach, the crazy thing is you could dare to laugh  — it gets things unstuck.

You know how it goes — Laugh or die. A joyful heart is good medicine, not just a good platitude.

You could — you could dare not to take yourself so seriously; dare to take yourself as Beloved.

Dare to not to give yourself a lecture, but dare to give yourself grace. His Grace is always the most amazing of all.

And you could dare not to honk if you’re happy, but honk to be happy, dare to realize joy isn’t a function of what happens, but of what you think. Joy is a function of how you thank.

So go ahead — Dare to be brilliantjust seek the light in everything. Dare to believe joy is revolutionary: it goes straight against the way this dark world spinsLight is always a radical thing in a dark world.

Dare to Give Big because this is how you Live Big. Dare to believe that it’s only your own sacrifices that show up at your funeral.

Dare not to quit when you’re tired, but dare to quit when you’re done.

So just do it, because this is you how you get things done — dare to regularly stop the work of your hands and give God your knees because you believe God can do more than you. Dare to believe God doesn’t want your perfectionism — He wants our praise.

Dare to be grateful for every good thing. And dare to know it’s all good. That’s what God does: God works everything for good.

Dare to never make pain invisible but dare to say injustice is intolerable. This takes courage. This takes Christ.

Dare to give up clarity — because God gives a call. Dare to give up life road maps — because God gives a relationship.

Dare to live without answers — because God gives His hand.

Dare to live by faith — not by feelings, formulas, facts or fences.

Nothing is impossible with God.





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One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are


Giving thanks in everything because we fiercely believe that Christ can redeem anything.


Join us? And happily change everything by keeping your own crazy list of One Thousand Gifts? Dare you to Joy! Take the dare to Fully Live!
1. Grab January’s Free JOY DARE Calendar with 3 daily prompts to go on a scavenger hunt for God’ gifts … {or write down any gifts you choose. Use the free app.} 2. Count 3 gifts a day and you have over #1000gifts in 2013. Jot them down in the new numbered One Thousand Gifts devotional journalThe Farmer’s writing in his with a red pen and daily – the numbers in the journal already there! Motivating… 3. Share your gifts everyday in our beautiful Facebook community to enter everyday for the monthly $100 Amazon draw (or link to your blog post with your list of gifts). 4. Count #1000gifts in 2013 and enter to win a Nikon DSLR camera with lens. Slow Down. Savor Life. Give thanks. Believing something is one thing. But the Best only comes when you decide to Be Living it. Please, jump in, make your life about giving thanks to God! — Just add the direct URL to your specific 1000 gift list post… and if you join us, we humbly ask that you please help us find each other in our refrain of thanks by sharing the community’s graphic within your post.
Give thanks to the Lord! His Love Endures Forever!

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