One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

>> Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Get this book!  It's wonderful, fabulous, God-filled, and there is a video study with Ann on the Bloom Book Club through Incourage

This is a quote from the book:

Really...get the book!  No amount of words that I could write could describe this book sufficiently.  Ann knows loss, pain, joy, everyday struggles, gratitude, grace and God.  She gives so much to think about in our lives, and writes as if she knows each of us.


Book Review

>> Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Posted 02/15/11: This book is not what I expected. It's not just another book on prayer as every author seems compelled to put out these days. I am glad I read it, and while it's not a concept I'm going to adopt, I think there are some who could find it helpful and even fruitful. The prayer Robert Benson discusses is "praying the hours"; praying at appointed times of the day. Morning Prayers, Nooontime Prayers, Evening Prayers, Bedtime Prayers - all of which we could use, but also that which most people find themselves to busy to stop at designated times of the day to just pray. Does that mean that we never pray? No, I don't believe that and neither does the author. But he has found that these prayers would only take 12 minutes to say...maybe we could find four increments of that short time to talk to the God who loves us each day, and maybe more when we have more time. Benson's book provides many more details about this process of prayer, called the Daily Office. It's worth a read.

The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

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