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One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 4 — Trust: The Bridge to Joy

One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 4 — Trust: The Bridge to Joy

  The full life, the one spilling joy and peace, happens only as I come to trust the Lord. ~ Ann May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13

One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 3 — All Is Grace

All is grace… because God is transfiguring all to bring glory to Christ alone. To make us more into the image of His Son. ~ Ann Voskamp And looking up to Heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves. — Matthew 14:19 Welcome to week three of the One Thousand Gifts Online Bible Study with

One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 2 — Grace in the Moment

Pick up a pen and count gifts. It keeps your eyes good. It offers you the definite gift of greater joy. It draws open the curtains right when the sun in going down. When loss threatens to bury us. ~ Ann Voskamp The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,

One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 1 — Attitude of Gratitude

Eucharisteo is the Biblical Greek word that literally means to give thanks… what I believe Jesus did each and every day regardless of His circumstances. ~ Ann Voskamp Father, I thank You that You have heard me. — John 11:41 Welcome to the One Thousand Gifts Online Bible Study with our dear friend, Ann Voskamp!

I Give Up — Wrapping It Up!

  Hey, friends! It’s time to wrap up I Give Up already — time to review, catch up, and digest all that we’ve studied and learned from Scripture and from our dear teacher, Laura Story. If you want to rewatch the videos this week is your chance, so let’s get everything out of this study

I Give Up OBS Week 5 — The Ripple Effect of Surrender

God is the only One who can see the full story. And, our job is to trust Him enough to surrender. ~ Laura Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord, You know that I love You.” He said to Him,

What If I Don’t Feel Very Thankful?

Friends, you may have heard the news about our next Online Bible Study, One Thousand Gifts with Ann Voskamp, and feel yourself holding back, maybe hesitating a little, because to be honest… you don’t feel very thankful. I get it… This may be a scraping season for you. It is for me, too. I’ve experienced

I Give Up OBS Week 4 — Being Transformed

Does [Jesus] expect me to be superwoman? No. He’s challenging me to be surrendered… and the beautiful news it that He doesn’t expect any of this to happen in and of myself. ~ Laura I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:11-13 Hi there, friends! It’s already week four

You’re Invited to the One Thousand Gifts Online Bible Study

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; Give thanks to Him and praise His name. — Psalm 100:4 “Giving thanks for what is, creates an appetite for more—not for more things, but for seeking more of God.” ~ Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts God is always good, and I am always loved.

I Give Up OBS Week 3 — Giving In and Up

There’s nothing natural about surrender. And, there’s not one of us that in our flesh nature loves to give away the things that we consider to be ours… When it comes to surrender, it’s just plain hard. ~ Laura Story So that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as

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