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Serve A Stranger: 30 Days of Wonder Challenge

DAY 30: SERVE A STRANGER

Thankfulness beckons us to discover the wonders of God. The wonder of gratitude isn’t just found in expressing thanks to God but also to each other. Find a missionary or person in the military that you, a friend, a family member, or church knows. Write a letter expressing gratitude, encouraging this person serving overseas. Consider asking if there’s anything the person needs and sending a care package. You may even want to pray for the person regularly. Live the wonder of gratitude by expressing thanks to a stranger.

– Margaret Feinburg, Wonderstruck

What Are You Grateful For Today?

3 Things I’m Grateful For Today

1. A friend’s surgery went well on Tuesday. 
2. Our annual family beach trip is quickly approaching.
3. Ice cream tops the what-I-can-eat-after-oral-surgery list today. 

DAY 28: GRATITUDE

Gratitude is the acknowledgement of God’s wonder in our lives. It keeps us from walking past wonder unaware. Set an alarm every three hours throughout your day. Whenever the alarm goes off, write down three things you’re grateful for today. Such a simple discipline invites the wonder of gratitude to blossom in our lives.

-Margaret Feinburg, Wonderstruck

I’d love to hear one of the things on your Gratitude List!

 

Vacation: 30 Days of Wonder Challenge

 

Day 20: VACATION 

When we choose to get away by ourselves or with others—even for a half-day or overnight stay—we rediscover God’s wonders as we recalibrate our lives through a shift in perspective. Today is the day to plan that getaway you’ve really been meaning to take. Talk to your roommate or spouse. Find a babysitter or pet sitter. Call your family. Text your friends. And set the date for a mini-vacation. You don’t have to spend much money. you don’t have to go far. You can enjoy a “staycation” by reserving a night at your local hotel or even pitching a tent in your own backyard. 

Don’t wait another day to schedule a break and enjoy the abundance of the life God’s given us.

Are you planning a vacation or “staycation” this year?

Restore: 30 Days of Wonder Challenge

DAY 18: RESTORE

Portraits of restoration surround us, but sometimes we walk by such beautiful work unaware. Look around your home for something that needs restoring. A wall that needs touch-up paint. A piece of jewelry that’s lost its shine. An appliance that needs to be fixed. A piece of furniture that needs to be refinished. Instead of waiting another day, begin the process of repair today. As you work, consider the wondrous work of restoration that God has done and is doing in your life. 

– Margaret Feinburg, Wonderstruck

Poetic Pauses: Psalm 103

As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.
The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.
Psalm 103:13-19

DAY 17: GOD

Wondrous delight is found in the presence of God. With a blank sheet of paper and pen in hand, along with a Bible nearby, begin making a list of the characteristics of God. Write down various names for God. Record attributes of God. List promises of God. Then spend some time thanking God simply for who He is and offering words of adoration to Him. The wonder of God’s presence awaits you. 

-Margaret Feinburg, Wonderstruck
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