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Ann Voskamp’s blog, A Holy Experience which I have followed for a while, is about the simple wonders of our daily walk with God. Her book One Thousand Gifts- A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, is anticipated out soon.
I have had this book on order for a while and while awaiting it’s delivery I wanted to share this trailer with you, so that you may order it as well.
Watch the video to see a taste of what is to come in the book. Once I receive the book, I will stop back to do a review as well. I hope this inspired you today.
Let me know your thoughts…
I have been a bit stressed out lately with all of the details for the upcoming online shop. It is exciting, yet tons of work. Often one step forward and two back, but for the most part, it is a fun and an exciting journey.
I have so many ideas that I am working on bringing to fruition, it is a challenge some days to just be patient and wait for each detail to fall into place.
One of the scriptures that I keep having to go back to is: 1 Thess 5:16-18. I will share that with you today, so the words might bring you hope, peace, and a bit more patience too! Blessings for your day!
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.
I read a quote the other day and it really spoke to me. I think I have always felt this way about what I do, but reading someone else’s thoughts about it, really struck me. Here it is:
“The master in the art of living make little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he is always doing both.”
That quote was written by James Michener. I have always believed that God has created each one of us with distinct abilities that only we have. When we are in our “sweet spot” as Max Lucado says, we are where God has designed us to be. That spot is where we find this “mastery of living”, it is our ART. It is who we were meant to be and it doesn’t feel like work, it is who we are.
So my creative challenge to you today is to really think about who you are. Are you living the life you were designed to? Are you mastering your sweet spot?
IF you are… yea! I am so thrilled for you, you have found your calling. Rejoice in it and share it with us… please comment below. IF you aren’t, it is time to really reflect on this challenge and maybe make some changes to your life. Life after all, is far too short, and if we aren’t doing what we love and were designed for, then it’s probably about time we did.
Go ahead, what are you waiting for? The world is waiting for you…
As we go into another Easter weekend, stop and reflect what the true meaning of Easter really is. It is so much more than bunnies, candy, eggs, and holiday dinners. It is absolutely life changing. It is eternal and it is based on one of the most controversial, history changing events, that ever took place. It is about a day some 2000 years ago, that changed everything for everyone.
That day, the prophecies came true, the miracle of miracles happened. The Savior of all Nations was resurrected from the dead to bring eternal life to all that would believe. We were able to enter God’s holy presence through Jesus, the new everlasting covenant.
After Jesus was resurrected, he spoke to his disciples and told them (Mark 16:15-16 NIV) “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” After He spoke, the Lord Jesus was taken up into Heaven, where he sits at the right had of God.
Let us rejoice in all that we have and all that we were given that day. Let us embrace the gift of all gifts and go into the world, as we were commanded, and share the good news, the everlasting and miraculous good news. Rejoice!
My prayer for you is that your heart know the true meaning of Easter, that your life has been eternally changed with this gift, and that you share that wondrous good news with others.