Monday, January 24, 2011

One Thousand Gifts…A Must Read!

 

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I know many of you who will read this are already reading, have ordered and are waiting, or are planning to buy Ann Voskamp’s  book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.  (#4 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases and #12 in their Bestseller list!  How about this one ending up on the New York Times Bestseller list?  Wouldn’t that be amazing???!!!)

But, if you are reading this and don’t know about this book, well, you simply must read it!  I DARE you to read it and let me know if it doesn’t change you and fill you and draw you deeper into the Father’s Heart and what it is to touch eternity HERE.

You can join me and many others at Bloom (In) Courage Book Club, when we officially start reading this book together on February 6th.  Each week there will be interviews (chats) with Ann sharing about each chapter.  Doesn’t that sound like so much fun??!!

Here’s the book trailer on YouTube…so, so good!

You can read the entire first chapter here!

Also read the reviews at Amazon to get many insights into the book and how it affects…truly changes…you.

My counting this week…Thank You Lord of Beauty and Grace and All that IS…

-For my understanding husband (about his 20+ appearance on the list)

-For One Thousand Gifts…delivered to my door

-For being sick and needing to ‘rest’ and readSmile

-For a son who says ‘I love you’ often

-For a daughter who loves life

-For the clear teaching in Scripture about worry

-For the Grace for today…this moment…alone

-For being ALIVE

-For good/promising news regarding cancer for our dear friends/mentors

-For sun to come inside and shadows to dance when I can’t get out

-For thick glass tiled window that refracts light beautifully

-For my mother-in-law loving ‘Jesus Calling’ that I got her

-For my brother-in-law making a good, hard decision that requires faith and confidence

-For the chance to talk/catch up with a dear friend and college roommate

-For the reminder that time marches on

-For being able to help my friend when she was sick

-For her husband being able to come home early from a work trip

-For how His Word covers us and MAKES.US.STRONG.

-For a hunger to know Him in these days

-For the hard eucharisteo and how it changes you

-For my Father who gave it long before his heart felt it

-For a Mama whose Homecoming was Precious in the Saviour’s eyes

-For a deep sense of His abiding Presence in these days of uncertainty

-For not riding the waves of emotions as far as how I’m doing

-For the ‘better part’ of sitting at His feet, hearing from Him that always brings PEACE

-For a quiet Sunday morning, while sick, and much time with Him

-For ‘the Prodigal God’ book coming in the mail

-For the reality that He is ‘the Prodigal God

-For the gaze of a soul upon a saving God

-For an opportunity to live it today!!

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Joining with Ann’s One Thousand Gifts’ Listers…

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