Friday, October 21, 2011

Quote: One Thousand Gifts

Ann Voskamp in One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are:
The world I live in is loud and blurring and toilets plug and I get speeding tickets and the dog gets sick all over the back step and I forget everything and these six kids lean hard into me all day to teach and raise and lead and I fail hard and there are real souls that are at stake and how long do I really have to figure out how to live full of grace, full of joy--before these six beautiful children fly the coop and my mothering days fold up quiet? How do you open your eyes to see how to take the daily, domestic, workday vortex and invert it into the dome of an everyday cathedral? Could I go back to my life and pray with eyes wide open?
Praying with eyes wide open is the only way to pray without ceasing.


  1. AHhhhhhh, you're reading it. Wonderful wonderful. May it bless you as much as it blessed me.

  2. I'm reading this right now, too. =) So good.

  3. I started it months ago but had to put it down - twice - in the first chapter. I think I'm really going to finish it this time.

  4. The first chapter is hard. hard hard hard. I was really glad I stuck with it though. Definitely worth it.


Comments make me happy; thanks for speaking up!