figuring life out …

come –
take the dare to LIVE FULLY
right where you are…

One Thousand Gifts
beckons you to leave the parched ground of pride, fear, and white-knuckle control and abandon yourself to the God who overflows your cup.
It invites you to wake up to God’s everyday blessings,
and discover, as Ann did,
that in giving thanks for the life you already have,
you find the life you’ve always wanted.” ~ dayspring

click here for
a brief sample:
“Where is God, really?

How can He be good when babies die, and marriages implode, and dreams blow away, dust in the wind?
Where is grace bestowed when cancer gnaws and loneliness aches and nameless places in us soundlessly die, break off without reason, erode away?
Where hides this joy of the Lord, this God who fills the earth with good things, and how do I fully live when life is full of hurt?
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?
…. How do we choose to allow the holes to become seeing-through-to-God places? To more-God places?
How do I give up resentment for gratitude, gnawing anger for spilling joy? Self-focus for God-communion….”

The Bloom {in}Courage Book Club Details:
How to Join the Book Club?
1. Just pick up a copy of
Ann Voskamp’s
*One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are*
(and read the reviews!)
2. Meet us every Sunday and Wednesday for
lively videos where we chat about that week’s chapters…
3. Share your stories,
participate in the encouraging community of discussion
around this week’s chapters

Video Chapter 1 Sunday, February 06, 2011
Video Chapter 2 Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Video Chapter 3 Sunday, February 13, 2011
Video Chapter 4 Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Video Chapter 5 Sunday, February 20, 2011
Video Chapter 6 Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Video Chapter 7 Sunday, February 27, 2011
Video Chapter 8 Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Video Chapter 9 Sunday, March 06, 2011
Video Chapter 10 Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Video Chapter 11 Sunday, March 13, 2011
Video Chapter 12 Sunday March 16, 2011

Good Friends sharing Good Words…

Ann’s blog

holy experience

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5 thoughts on “figuring life out …

  1. Oh my!!, I just found this video on another friends blog and was completely blessed by it! I can't wait to get my copy of the book! Hope you are well and so sorry I missed out on the tea cup exchange!
    Jen xo

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