Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I can't tell you how excited I was to see the FedEx man yesterday.  I almost hugged him. 


While I didn't hug the delivery guy, I did do a little happy dance while hugging the box.  I have read rave reviews about "One Thousand Gifts" and have long been a fan of Ann, so hugging the box which contained her book was entirely appropriate. :)

I started reading it last night and it's wonderful.  Wonderful, I tell you.  Very moving, both spiritually and emotionally.  I was crying in the first chapter.  God has truly given her a gift with words. 

I took a five minute break (okay...maybe fifteen) today during nap to read more and am looking forward to reading more tonight.  I already know it will be one of my favorite books, with dog-eared pages and highlighter marks everywhere.

And guess what?

I bought an extra copy for a giveaway!  That's right, one of you sweet readers will win a copy of "One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are" .  All you have to do is leave a comment with something you are thankful for.  That's it!

The giveaway will close Wednesday, February 2.  I'll choose a random winner with the help from one of those number-picking websites and post the results Thursday! 

Monday, January 17, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

I'm so excited about the new book release "One Thousand Gifts" by my favorite blogger, Ann Voskamp, at A Holy Experience. Her words have encouraged and challenged me for the last couple of years.
It's been quite a while since I've bought a book at the bookstore, but for this book I'm making the exception.  I've read rave reviews about it and can't wait to delve into it myself.  
If you haven't heard of the book, or Ann, or her counting the gifts, watch the video below and dare to begin counting!

**Edited to Add:  For a limited time you can purchase the book at InCourage  for only $10!  And if you order two or shipping!  That's amazing! 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scripture Memory

One of my New Year's resolutions was to memorize more Scripture this year. I find myself lacking in Scripture memorization and want to make huge strides in that area of my spiritual life. Perhaps I'll share with you this years goal soon. I'm really excited about it!
This clip by John Piper is so moving and motivational. I get goose bumps every time I watch it. You're sure to be blessed and inspired by the truth he speaks.