What it means to be
deeply and authentically fulfilled Like most listeners, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists about once-in-a-lifetime experiences. How, Voskamp wondered, do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does a life of gratitude look like when your days are gritty, long, and sometimes dark? What is God providing here and now? A beautifully practical guide to living a life of joy, One Thousand Gifts invites you to wake up to Gods everyday blessings. As Voskamp discovered, in giving thanks for the life she already had, she found the life shed always wanted. Following Voskamps grace-bathed reflections on her farming, parenting, and writing life, you will embark on a transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling gifts. Along the way, you will discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to gratitude, a way of living so you are not afraid to die, and a way of becoming present to Gods presence that brings deep and lasting happiness.
Ann Voskamp is a writer with DaySpring (a division of Hallmark), a contributing editor to Laity Lodges The High Calling, and a global advocate for the poor, traveling for Compassion International. With an educational background in psychology and education from York University and the University of Waterloo, Ann and her husband are farmers in the Mennonite countryside of southwestern Ontario, raising a half dozen kids, crops of corn, and the roof in praise. She writes every day about the everyday wonder at www.aholyexperience.com.