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One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 2 — Grace in the Moment

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!

One Thousand Gifts — That’s a Wrap!

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 Friends, it’s nearly Christmas and recap week begins for One Thousand Gifts! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the birth of our King Jesus than

One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 5 — Empty to Fill

I am blessed. I can bless. ~ Ann Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. — John 13:14-15 Welcome to our final week of the One Thousand Gifts

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

Moments

Some days I pick up a camera and 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

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