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thankful {days 5-13}

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{Day 5: I’m thankful for blue skies, sunroofs + lunch breaks. #lent #40daychallenge}

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{Day 6: I’m thankful for good conversations with old friends. #lent #40daychallenge}

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{Day 7: I’m thankful for this beautiful devotional that has been my source of hope, joy and peace the past few months. #lent #40daychallenge #jesuscalling}

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{Day 8: Rough day at work then I come home to puppy and puke in his crate. So today I am thankful for the little things in the mailbox that made me smile. #lent#40daychallenge #birchbox}

{Day 9: First day that I’ve missed … but I was thankful for Fridays!}

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{Day 10: I’m so thankful for the opportunity to celebrate a beautiful marriage that truly embodies the love of Christ. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Saunders! #lent#40daychallenge #weddingday}

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{Day 11: I’m thankful for social media. Otherwise I may not have the opportunity to be so encouraged by words like these. {regram from @jtlstreet} #lent#40daychallenge #johnpiper}

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{Day 12: I’m thankful for retail therapy – one of my purchases being this adorable shirt from Elysian Boutique! #lent #40daychallenge}

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{Day 13: I’m thankful for to-do lists and time for blogging! {new post: milledavis.com} #lent#40daychallenge #blog}

xo xo

You might also enjoy: My Lenten #40DayChallenge, there’s beauty in the weekends

there’s beauty in the weekends

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 4.38.25 PM{Day 3: I’m thankful for a date night with @ourdudekyle consisting of dinner, drinks (with free mittens!!) and an evening catching up on our TV shows. #tgif #lent#40daychallenge}

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 4.38.37 PM{Day 4: I’m thankful for rest with a cute puppy. #lent#40daychallenge}

Sundays don’t count in the 40 days of Lent, so I’m not doing a photo for today, but I still have so much to be thankful for:

early morning coffee + donuts, a wonderful church family,
the opportunity to serve every week,
learning about love + obedience, book searching + chicken eating with husband,
a gorgeous sunny day,
movie date with mom to see frozen (finally!), giggling in the movie like the little girls behind us,
a long walk with our little family (me, mom, husband and two dogs: roxie and olli),
relaxing at home with the biggest question being to nap or read,
a Sunday evening ahead of steak, veggies + The Walking Dead.

xo xo

You might also enjoy: My Lenten #40DayChallenge

My Lenten #40DayChallenge

This year for Lent I’m doing things a little different. Well, I’m still doing some familiar things, like fasting from all sweets. (But this time I’m not going to let Sunday be a cheat day. So straight 45 days without sweets. Eek!)

But I’m also doing something different. I’m taking the time to be intentional about things I’m thankful for. I will share a photo every day on my instagram account @milledavis of my #40daychallenge. You can follow along there or on my blog. I won’t update on my blog every day, but will share in batches several days worth of photos.

This is a great exercise for anyone, to be conscious every day of the many things you have to be thankful for, but for me specifically in this time of grief. I pray that through this season God will open my eyes and remind me of all of his wonderful blessings. I pray I will reflect during this time on what’s truly important. I pray I will be reinvigorated with His truth and the passion to share the Gospel.

I hope you’ll follow me in this journey and share things you’re thankful for too!

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{Day 1: I’m thankful for the freedom to practice my religion during this sacred season.}

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 6.40.05 PM{Day 2: I’m thankful for fun coworkers and belated mardi gras celebrations.}