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#1. Pantheism, seeing the natural world as divine, is a very different thing than seeing divine God present in all things - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#2. All fear is but the notion that God's love ends. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#3. God's purposes are not for me to understand His plans: His plan is for me to understand Who He is. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#4. When the church isn't for the suffering and broken, then the church isn't for Christ. Because Jesus, with His pierced side, is always on the side of the broken. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#5. Is that why joy hurts
God stretching us open to receive more of Himself? - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#6. As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#7. Hurry always empties a soul. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#8. It's the battle plan of the enemy of the soul - to keep us blind to this current moment, the one we can't control, to keep us blind to Him, the One who controls everything. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#9. Real joy is not found in having the best of everything but in trusting that God is making the best of everything. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#10. Thanks makes now a sanctuary. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#11. Counting one thousand gifts, I discovered I could count on God. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#12. There are two kinds of doubt: one that fully lives into the questions, and one that uses the questions as weapons against fully living. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#13. The only place we have to come before we die is the place of seeing God. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#14. How does it save the world to reject unabashed joy when it is joy that saves us? Rejecting joy to stand in solidarity with the suffering doesn't rescue the suffering. The converse does. (Page 58) - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#15. To lack faith perhaps isn't as much an intellectual disbelief in the existence of God as fear and distrust that there is a good God. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#16. The answer to anxiety is always to exalt Christ. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#17. At the last, this is what will determine a fulfilling, meaningful life, a life that, behind all the facades, every one of us longs to live: gratitude for the blessings that expresses itself by becoming the blessing. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#18. Could a name be any shorter? Three letters without even the flourish of an e. Ann, a trio of curves and lines.
It means "full of grace". - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#19. Don't belittle everyday pots and pans - they are the means to carry theology into the everyday of our lives. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#20. When I fully enter time's swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#21. The sun climbs the horizon. I throw back the covers, take another breath, and begin. I get to. I get to live. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#22. I am more sinful and flawed than I ever dared believe, more loved and welcomed than I ever dared hope. ELYSE M. FITZPATRICK - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#23. How do I wake up to joy and grace and beauty and all that is the fullest life when I must stay numb to losses and crushed dreams and all that empties me out? - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#24. The true Love Dare. To move into His presence and listen to His love unending and know the grace uncontainable. This is the vault of the miracles. The only thing that can change us, the world, is this- all His love. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#25. God gives the world enough of what it needs. All He asks is that we distribute what He gives. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#26. I do what I always need to do. I preach it. I preach it to the person I need to preach to the most. I preach to me. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#27. God gives God. That is the gift God always ultimately gives. Because nothing is greater and we have no greater need, God gives God. God gives God, and we only need to slow long enough to unwrap the greatest Gift with our time: time in His Word, time in His presence, time at His feet. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#28. I want a life that makes music - not just practices the piano. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#29. There is unwavering peace today when an uncertain tomorrow is trusted to an unchanging God. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#30. I think the fall in Eden was ultimately a failure to give thanks. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#31. This counting blessings was the unlocking of the mystery of joy, joy, "the gigantic secret of the Christian," joy hiding in gratitude ... God had used the dare to give me this; led me all he way to give me this, live fully, fully live. Page 83 - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#32. The only way to fight a feeling is with a feeling. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#33. Lord, You are the only lens that can correct the vision of a life. And if I don't hunger daily for the bread of Your Word, I'll develop sight deficiency. Make me Word reflective - that I may have the right perspective. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#34. Long, I am woman who speaks but one language, the language of the fall
discontentment and self-condemnation, the critical eye and the never satisfied. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#35. This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there's this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#36. True saints know that the place where all the joy comes from is far deeper than that of feelings; joy comes from the place of the very presence of God. Joy is God and God is joy and joy doesn't negate all other emotions - joy transcends all other emotions. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#37. Can God be counted on? Count blessings and find out how many of His bridges have already held. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#38. I didn't start with any specific steps, but through this intentional, daily practice of giving thanks, I found myself on a transformative journey that affected every aspect of my life - including all the broken places. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#39. Suffering is not a problem that needs a solution as much as it's an experience that needs compassion. Because - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#40. Eucharisteo is giving thanks for grace. But in the breaking and giving of bread, in the washing of feet, Jesus makes it clear that eucharisteo is, yes, more: it is giving grace away. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#41. Forget the face of God, and forget your own name is Beloved. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#42. How to 'live' in a state of awe when life is mundane and ordinary? - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#43. Every time I surrender to stress, aren't I advertising the unreliability of God? - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#44. I don't think of myself as an author. But simply as a grateful child of God. John 3:27 has long been a life verse: "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven." Any more words will only be solely a gift from Him. I can only faithfully wait. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#45. to give thanks is an action and rejoice is a verb and these are not mere pulsing emotions. While I may not always feel joy, God asks me to give thanks in all things, because He knows that the feeling of joy begins in the action of thanksgiving.4 - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#46. Life change comes when we receive life with thanks and ask for nothing to change. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#47. God doesn't want to number your failures or count your accomplishments as much as He wants you to have an encounter with Him. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#48. We want clarity
and God gives a call. We want a road map
and God gives a relationship. We want answers
and God gives His hand. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#49. I don't want a Christmas you can buy. I don't want a Christmas you can make. What I want is a Christmas you can hold. A Christmas that holds me, remakes me, revives me. I want a Christmas that whispers, Jesus. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#50. Prayer without ceasing is only possible in a life of continual thanks. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#51. Only the Word is the answer to rightly reading the world, because The Word has nail-scarred hands that cup our face close, wipe away the tears running down, has eyes to look deep into our brimming ache, and whisper, I know. I know. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#52. Entertaining the mind with trivial pretties when I haven't bowed the head and heart in a prayer longer than five minutes in a week. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#53. Why do I lunge for control instead of joy? ... do I thin Jesus grace too impotent to give me the full life ... Whenever I am blind to joys well, isn't it because I don't believe in Gods care? P 130 - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#54. A day is a pocket of possibility and it's always there, waiting for your willing hand. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#55. Lord God, You are the Hound of heaven who hunts the lost down and captures us with grace. Today, make me the hound of now who hunts for glory and captures joy with just that one word: Thanks. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#56. If I am truly in Christ, mustn't my initial act, too, always be an act of thanksgiving, returning to Jesus with thanks on the lips? - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#57. Start with a simple request, making it the refrain of your day: 'God, open the eyes of my heart.' This journey must be Spirit-led, every day. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#58. I can see it in the looking back, how this daily practice of the discipline of gratitude is the way to daily practice the delight of God ... - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#59. Generosity does give birth to intimacy - but there's a far deeper intimacy when we're generous in sharing our brokenness. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#60. Great thinkers are the grateful thankers - the real greats live gratefully. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#61. of nightmares to reach, to seize. Joy. But where can I seize this holy grail of joy? I look back down to the page. Was this the clue to the quest of all most important? Deep chara joy is found only at the table of the euCHARisteo - the table of thanksgiving. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#62. Communion, by necessity, always leads us into community. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#63. On the night He was betrayed Jesus broke bread and lifted it up and gave THANKS. If Jesus can give thanks in that, can we not give thanks in all? - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#64. When you have an overwhelmed world, you don't have to have an underwhelmed soul - if Christ fills the thoughts. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#65. Are stress and worry evidence of a soul too lazy, too undisciplined, to keep gaze fixed on God? - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#66. Love comes softly, it cannot be forced ... cannot bear the weight of our expectations. Love always comes in the surrender - in the falling. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#67. When you're most wounded by words run to the only Word that always brings healing. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#68. Where ever you are be all there - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#69. larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#70. A pantheist's god is a passive god, but omnipresent God is Beauty who demands worship, passion, and the sacrifice of a life, for He owns it. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#71. Work-worn, on a gingham towel draped over the cupboard. "All of them stillborn." I smother a sigh with a smile, weak and resigned. He takes it regardless. "Yeah ... " He too smiles soft, a hand letting - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#72. What she means? Sure, whatever. It's not like I thought that this is the carving, the flying, the healing of my wounds. Sometimes you don't know when you're - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#73. Girls rival each other. Women revive each other.
Girls empale each other. Women empower each other.
Girls compare each other. Women champion each other. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#74. You only begin to change your life when you begin to change the way you see. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#75. You were made for the place where your real # passion meets # compassion because there lies your real purpose. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#76. Once you have tasted conviction, you can't bear to keep swallowing complacency. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#77. Gratitude is at the center of a life of faith. It sounds to simple to be true, but isn't that the sign of all deep truth: so simple we're tempted to dismiss it, and so hard, it is exactly what God uses to change our hard lives. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#78. I know I can't experience deep joy in God until I deep trust in God. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#79. If I don't have words, it's a sign I'm not reading enough. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#80. The act of sacrificing thank offerings to God - even for the bread and cup of cost, for cancer and crucifixion - this prepares the way for God to show us His fullest salvation from bitter, angry, resentful lives and from all sin that - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#81. Joy and pain, they are but two arteries of the one heart that pumps through all those who don't numb themselves to really living. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#82. Emptiness itself can birth the fullness of grace beacuse in the emptiness we have the opportunity to turn to God, ... - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#83. They say memory jolts awake with trauma's electricity. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#84. Slay the idol of the seen, break the idols of performance, and believe the state of my house doesn't reflect the state of my soul...it's the priorities unseen - the prayers, the relationships, the love while doing the work - that hold the meaning, the merit. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#85. We don't see the material world for what it is meant to be: the means to communion with God ... There is a belief missing, that God is good and that he gives good gifts. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#86. Pick up a yardstick to measure your life against anyone else's, and you've just picked up a stick and beaten up your own soul. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#87. I receive grace. And through me, grace could flow on. Like a cycle of water in continuous movement, grace is meant to fall, a rain ... again, again, again. I could share the grace, multiply the joy, extend the table of the feast, enlarge the paradise of His presence. I am blessed. I can bless. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#88. My own wild desire to protect my joy at all costs is the exact force that kills my joy. Flames need oxygen to light, Flames need a bit of wind. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#89. The art of deep seeing makes gratitude possible. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#90. All those years thinking I was saved and had said my yes to God, but was really living the no. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#91. You will be most remembered-by what brought you most joy. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#92. Manna today or I starve. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#93. Lord God, Maker of all, when You give manna moments, may I give You thanks for the mystery. Because the manna that makes no sense - You will make it my sustenance. Today, in all the "what is it?" moments, turn me to give thanks for who You are. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#94. The fear is suffocating, terrorizing, and I want the remedy, and it is trust. Trust is everything. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#95. Counting one thousand gifts means counting the hard things - otherwise I've miscounted. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#96. Realize that the real hidden cost of everything you buy- is how much life it cost you to get it. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#97. And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#98. I am bell and He is sure wind, and He moves and I am rung ... - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#99. All God makes is good. Can it be that that which seems to oppose the will of God actually is used of Him to accomplish the will of God? - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#100. All new life labors out of the very bowels of darkness. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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