Author Archives: Ann Voskamp

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From Broken to Free… A Story (and an Introduction)

From Broken to Free… A Story (and an Introduction)

  Editor’s Note: Hey there, OBS Friends! We just came through The Broken Way study together and our team loved it so much that we don’t want it to be over! We hope you finish strong this week! Remember: you have through tomorrow, March 11, to watch all the videos again. Jesus is so cool

The Miracle in Your Pocket That Breaks Stress

You are to pay special attention to those who by accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. ~ Saint Augustine A day is a pocket of possibility and it’s always there, waiting for your willing hand. I pin the laundered denims to the sagging clothesline by the flint lining of their pockets,

A Return to Glory and Grace: God’s Wild, Secretive Plan

From all of our beginnings, we keep reliving the Garden story. Satan, he wanted more. More power, more glory. Ultimately, in his essence, Satan is an ingrate. And he sinks his venom into the heart of Eden. Satan’s sin becomes the first sin of all humanity: the sin of ingratitude. Adam and Eve are, simply,

Endless Grace, Endless Love

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness . . . and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. — Colossians 2:6-7, Colossians 2:10 Come Monday morning I forget. A

Humble Grace: Humility Comes Before Happiness

God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. — Matthew 5:5 NLT I’m standing in a mudroom, sorting children’s dribbled shirts, grass-stained jeans. I live in laundry. How to be Little-One in now’s wonderland, in Kingdom of Heaven coming? How to live in a state of awe when life is

Hard Grace

Everything is eucharisteo. Because eucharisteo is how Jesus, at the Last Supper, showed us to transfigure all things — take the pain that is given, give thanks for it, and transform it into a joy that fulfills all emptiness. I have glimpsed it: This, the hard eucharisteo. The hard discipline to lean into the ugly

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