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Graffiti Grace

Graffiti Grace

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine… Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. — Isaiah 43:1, 4 ESV When I find out what a teenager’s done,

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

First Flight

Editor’s note: It’s time to start seeing all of God’s blessings for what they really are — gifts. There are truly too many to count when you step back to see what gets you through an entire day. Ann Voskamp has an intricate eye for the detail in the smallest of blessings. Her poetic voice

One Thousand Gifts: Attitude of Gratitude

Bible Study of the Week: Ann Voskamp’s a farm girl. That book she scratched out, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where YouAre, is about what you really want. Joy is possible. Right where you are. Really. This video Bible study based on her best-selling book ponders the question of finding joy in

we are servants

Full Bodied Grace

“Do you understand what I have done for you?” He asked them… “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” — John 13:12, John 13:14 Jesus is about to let flesh be broken with nail, heart be broken with rejection, chains be broken with bleeding

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

Six Books Jane Austen Would Read Today

Today would have been Jane Austen’s 240th birthday. More than two hundred years since her novels first reached readers, her stories have remained powerful and popular. Full of timeless wisdom, Austen’s classics have made her one of the most celebrated authors of English literature. But what are some of the books that would inspire Austen

Giving Thanks In Everything

I sit at the prayer bench before my bedroom window. Outside, our boys roll millions of flakes into a snow fort. I read the passage, one I remember from the musty basement of the Knox Presbyterian Church Sunday school. I think I know this one. Jesus restores ten lepers to wholeness. And only one returns

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