Author Archives: Ann Voskamp

The Opportunity for Great Joy

The Opportunity for Great Joy

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. — James 1:2 “What in the world were you thinking? How many times have we said no running? I am just…” I’m spewing and it’s ugly and the words are so frazzled with frustration they fray midstream. I can

Be the Gift: Jesus Believes in You

Editor’s Note: Ann Voskamp, in One Thousand Gifts encouraged readers to live a life of thanksgiving and to chronicle the gifts from God in their everyday lives. In The Broken Way, she reminded us that freedom is not found beyond fear and pain, but within it. Now, in Be the Gift, she unpacks and chronicles the next step to

Giving Thanks in the Small Things

Some days I pick up a camera and it’s a hammer. The lens is my ink, for cameras have sensor eyes, and pixels record. I slide it into a pocket, a thin point-and-shoot, and find another way to chronicle, to force the lids open; another way to receive the moment with thanks reverential. When he comes in from

Amaryllis Grace: Joy is Worth the Wait

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturdays at Devotionals Daily! Enjoy reading as well as listening to this message today from One Thousand Gifts Devotional by Ann Voskamp, read by Ann Voskamp. Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand. — Isaiah 14:24 Why

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