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Thursday, March 31, 2011

One Thousand Gifts - Ann Voskamp

I don't remember the blog that referred me to this author, but the very first time I read "A Holy Experience" I was hooked! It became instantly clear this woman was an authentic Christian and someone I wanted to emulate! Not only is her Spiritual writing reflective and deep, but the photographs on her blog are absoultely beautiful. Her writing is poetic and flows across the page like a ballet!

I became so excited when I saw she authored this book (I am a bit of a bookaholic - it could be worse I suppose!), I couldn't wait to get a copy and start reading! The beginning of this book was not AT ALL what I expected. Initially, I experienced an overwhelming sense of sadness and disappointment, but (Thank GOD) I kept reading. Although I have a lot of "book" left to read, I have been blessed by her insight on Christ's Joy! She has directed me to HIS WORDS, which touch me like no others on earth (especially when my Bible journals HIS Words in RED). I am so grateful for His teaching and pray to live the rest of my life snuggled as close to Him as possible!

Stay tuned for more "Gifts"....

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The morning with Paul....

This morning, I was lead to the book of 2 Timothy. The following scriptures touched my soul:

2 Timothy 3

Paul’s Charge to Timothy

12 Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived.

14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. 15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

My prayer is that I will remain faithful, no matter the circumstances, and lead everyone I come in contact with to The Throne of Grace! Without Him, life is worthless. Praise God!