110+ Ann Voskamp Quotes On Gratitude, Morhood And Friendship
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- In a world addicted to speed, I blur the moments into one unholy smear.
- Being joyful isn't what makes you grateful. Being grateful is what makes you joyful.
- It's habits that can imprison you and it's habits that can free you. But when thanks to God becomes a habit - so joy in God becomes your life.
- There is unwavering peace today when an uncertain tomorrow is trusted to an unchanging God.
- Joy and pain, they are but two arteries of the one heart that pumps through all those who don't numb themselves to really living.
- ...the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.
- Real joy is not found in having the best of everything but in trusting that God is making the best of everything.
- Your naked body deserves the honor of being shared only with someone who is covenanted to never stop loving your naked soul.
- The prayers we weave into the matching of socks, the stirring of oatmeal, the reading of stories, they survive fire.
- We live in a broken world - and for the life of me I can't get it all right. But Jesus takes all our broken messes and He makes them, by His grace, into a mosaic of grace.
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...the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is. — Ann Voskamp
Ann Voskamp Short Quotes
- When the heart and mind focus on things unseen - that's when there's a visible change in us.
- God only allows pain if He’s allowing something new to be born.
- I only live the full life when I live fully in the moment.
- Living radical isn't about where you live - it's about how you love.
- God reveals Himself in rearview mirrors.
- The answer to deep anxiety is the deep adoration of God.
- A lack of doxology leads to depravity.
- Satan prowls but he’s a lion on a leash
- Praying with eyes wide open is the only way to pray without ceasing.
- Any kind of love that lacks the iron of the Cross in it, is anemic love.
Ann Voskamp Quotes On Gratitude
Gratitude is not only a response to God in good times - it's ultimately the very will of God in hard times. Gratitude isn't only a celebration when good things happen. It's a declaration that God is good no matter what happens. — Ann Voskamp
Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle. — Ann Voskamp
At the last, this is what will determine a fulfilling, meaningful life, a life that, behind all the facades, every one of us longs to live: gratitude for the blessings that expresses itself by becoming the blessing. — Ann Voskamp
Gratitude's not a natural posture. The prince of darkness is ultimately a spoiled ingrate, and I've spent most of my life as kin to the fist-shaker. — Ann Voskamp
Learning slowly to not be so reactionary while inserting verbal gratitude into stressful situations is almost like being healed of mental blindness. — Ann Voskamp
Going ahead in the midst of the stressful circumstances and giving thanks in that moment - you can't simultaneously feel stress and gratitude at the same time. So as a parent, to go ahead and start to give thanks to God resets the whole family. — Ann Voskamp
Thanksgiving creates abundance. — Ann Voskamp
As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible. — Ann Voskamp
Gratitude is the most fruitful way of deepening your consciousness that you are a divine choice. — Ann Voskamp
Gratitude is at the center of a life of faith. It sounds to simple to be true, but isn't that the sign of all deep truth: so simple we're tempted to dismiss it, and so hard, it is exactly what God uses to change our hard lives. — Ann Voskamp
Ann Voskamp Quotes On Inspirational
Be radical about grace and relentless about truth and resolute about holiness. — Ann Voskamp
Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation. — Ann Voskamp
Like the wind, Grace finds us wherever we are and won't leave us however we were found. — Ann Voskamp
God is good and I am always loved. — Ann Voskamp
Ann Voskamp Famous Quotes And Sayings
The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest light to all the world. — Ann Voskamp
We only enter into the full life if our faith gives thanks. Because how else do we accept His free gift of salvation if not with thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is the evidence of our acceptance of whatever He gives. Thanksgiving is the manifestation of our Yes! to His grace. — Ann Voskamp
...the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is. — Ann Voskamp
God reveals Himself in rearview mirrors. And I've an inkling that there are times when we need to drive a long, long distance, before we can look back and see God's back in the rearview mirror. Maybe sometimes about as far as heaven -- that kind of distance. — Ann Voskamp
Pick up a yardstick to measure your life against anyone else's, and you've just picked up a stick and beaten up your own soul. — Ann Voskamp
I don't want a Christmas you can buy. I don't want a Christmas you can make. What I want is a Christmas you can hold. A Christmas that holds me, remakes me, revives me. I want a Christmas that whispers, Jesus. — Ann Voskamp
Real Womanhood isn’t a function of becoming a great mother, but of being loved by your Great Father. — Ann Voskamp
Giving thanks is that: making the canyon of pain into a megaphone to proclaim the ultimate goodness of God when Satan and all the world would sneer at us to recant. — Ann Voskamp
Motherhood is a hallowed place because children aren’t commonplace. Co-laboring over the sculpting of souls is a sacred vocation, a humbling privilege. Never forget. — Ann Voskamp
Lament is a cry of belief in a good God, a God who has His ear to our hearts, a God who transfigures the ugly into beauty. Complaint is the bitter howl of unbelief in any benevolent God in this moment, a distrust in the love-beat of the Father's heart. — Ann Voskamp
If I had the perspective of the whole, perhaps I'd see it? That which seems evil, is it a cloud to bring rain, to bring a greater good to the whole of the world? Who would ever know the greater graces of comfort and perseverance, mercy and forgiveness, patience and courage, if no shadows fell over a life? — Ann Voskamp
Who would ever know the greater graces of comfort and perserverance, mercy and forgiveness, patience and courage, if no shadows fell over a life? — Ann Voskamp
There is a way to live the big of giving thanks in all things. It is this: to give thanks in this one small thing. The moments will add up. — Ann Voskamp
That little burning bush that is the signature of the blog - it echoes Elizabeth Barrett Browning's words. — Ann Voskamp
I am a hunter of beauty and I move slow and I keep the eyes wide, every fiber of every muscle sensing all wonder and this is the thrill of the hunt and I could be an expert on the life full, the beauty meat that lurks in every moment. I hunger to taste life. God. — Ann Voskamp
The only way to care for the disadvantaged - is to disadvantage yourself -which is guaranteed to turn out for your advantage. — Ann Voskamp
Satan's sin becomes the first sin of all humanity: the sin of ingratitude. Adam and Eve are, simply, painfully ungrateful for what God gave. — Ann Voskamp
Maybe the man who said that his doctor had pulled him off Prozac because One Thousand Gifts and taking the dare to write 1,000 gifts was healing deep places in him and leading him to *experience* joy. — Ann Voskamp
The true Love Dare. To move into His presence and listen to His love unending and know the grace uncontainable. This is the vault of the miracles. The only thing that can change us, the world, is this- all His love. — Ann Voskamp
That which tears open our souls, those holes that splatter our sight, may actually become the thin, open places to see through the mess of this place to the heart-aching beauty beyond. To Him. To the God whom we endlessly crave. — Ann Voskamp
Maybe the woman who was handed the book [One Thousand Gifts] by a friend the morning before she had an abortion scheduled - and read the book and realized that this pregnancy that she didn't want - perhaps it too could be a gift from God? And then she said showed me the photo of this laughing 5 month old boy. — Ann Voskamp
We can worship Christ in our sanctuaries and we can pray to God on our knees, but how we treat - or neglect - the person next door, the poor, every human being, this is how we truly speak to Christ and this is how we really treat Jesus. — Ann Voskamp
Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ. — Ann Voskamp
We want clarity -- and God gives a call. We want a road map --- and God gives a relationship. We want answers -- and God gives His hand. — Ann Voskamp
God doesn't want your leftovers. God wants your love overtures, your first-overs, because He is your first love. — Ann Voskamp
The bravest love is wildly faithful and it falls hard again every morning... It knows what we seek may be found in what we already have... it's grace and fresh gratitude that can make us strong enough to marvel in the seeming monotony of anything... And the happily married have eyes that look long enough to make the familiar new. — Ann Voskamp
God lays down all of His fullness into all the emptiness. I am in Him. He is in me. I embrace God in the moment. I give Him thanks and I bless God and we meet and couldn't I make love to God, making every moment love for Him? "To know Him the way Adam knew Eve. Spirit skin to spirit skin. — Ann Voskamp
I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep. — Ann Voskamp
What if I gave thanks in the trouble, for the trouble, because the trouble is a gift that causes me to turn? What if I loved God not for His goods but for His love itself that is goodness enough? — Ann Voskamp
But, someone, please give me—who is born again but still so much in need of being born anew—give me the details of how to live in the waiting cocoon before the forever begins? — Ann Voskamp
A year after One Thousand Gifts had released, Kathie Lee Gifford of the Today Show, named it one of her favorite things - the gift that will radically change your life. She shared the title with PEOPLE magazine as one of favorite books - quite astonishing for an evangelical Christian book. — Ann Voskamp
They say time is money, but that's not true. Time is life. And if I want the fullest life, I need to find fullest time... the busyness of your life leaving little room for the source of your life... God gives us time. And who has time for God? Which makes no sense. — Ann Voskamp
In counting gifts, to one thousand, more, I discover that slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything in my life leaves me deeply thankful for very few things in my life. — Ann Voskamp
The fear is suffocating, terrorizing, and I want the remedy, and it is trust. Trust is everything. — Ann Voskamp
If the Church is a body, and the body is a business, isn't that the same thing as prostitution? — Ann Voskamp
More important than a clean house is a close family. — Ann Voskamp
Pantheism, seeing the natural world as divine, is a very different thing than seeing divine God present in all things — Ann Voskamp
This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there's this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity. — Ann Voskamp
The joy of the Lord is your strength and the person of Christ is your unassailable joy - and the battle for joy is nothing less than fighting the good fight of faith. — Ann Voskamp
Without God’s Word as a lens, the world warps — Ann Voskamp
I think God calls us to small things, to faithfulness right where we are, to just do the next thing. I was simply writing out our family stories in my online journal, scratching out what I want to remember, what I was wrestling out with God. — Ann Voskamp
Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is. — Ann Voskamp
I think it was simply word of mouth that made it a New York Times bestseller for more than 60 weeks, over a year. People being moved and changed and transformed by the book [ One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are] and wanting to share that with hurting people all around them. — Ann Voskamp
Darkness transfigures into light, bad transfigures into good, grief transfigures into grace, empty transfigures into full. God wastes nothing – ‘makes everything work out according to his plan.’ (Ephesians 1:11). — Ann Voskamp
Of asking nothing of the reader - but offering a still, quiet oasis in the cybersphere to go vertical with God. An island of stillness to know that He is God. — Ann Voskamp
Parenting is about preparing children to get along with each other, to get along with you and without you, and that it's impossible to get along without God. — Ann Voskamp
Love comes softly, it cannot be forced...cannot bear the weight of our expectations. Love always comes in the surrender - in the falling. — Ann Voskamp
God is always good and we are always loved... even when what He gives may appear ugly. — Ann Voskamp
Life-changing gratitude does not fasten to a life unless nailed through with one very specific nail at a time. — Ann Voskamp
What was intended to harm, God intended it all for good. And no matter what intends to harm you, God's arms have you. You can never be undone. — Ann Voskamp
Losses do that. One life-loss can infect the whole of a life. Like a rash that wears through our days, our sight becomes peppered with black voids. Now everywhere we look, we only see all that isn’t: holes, lack, deficiency. — Ann Voskamp
God gives the world enough of what it needs. All He asks is that we distribute what He gives. — Ann Voskamp
Homemaking is about making a home, not about making perfection. — Ann Voskamp
Life is so urgent and necessitates living slow. It's only the amateurs-and that I've been, and it's been ugly-who thinks slow and urgent are contradictory. — Ann Voskamp
I don't think of myself as an author. But simply as a grateful child of God. John 3:27 has long been a life verse: "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven." Any more words will only be solely a gift from Him. I can only faithfully wait. — Ann Voskamp
It is in the dark that God is passing by. The bridge and our lives shake not because God has abandoned, but the exact opposite: God is passing by. God is in the tremors. Dark is the holiest ground, the glory passing by. In the blackest, God is closest, at work, forging His perfect and right will. Though it is black and we can't see and our world seems to be free-falling and we feel utterly alone, Christ is most present to us. — Ann Voskamp
Every mountain that every Christian ever faces, the Lord levels with sufficient grace. — Ann Voskamp
We give thanks to God not because of how we feel, but because of Who He is. — Ann Voskamp
The whole of the life -- even the hard -- is made up of the minute parts, and if I miss the infinitesimals, I miss the whole. These are new language lessons, and I live them out. There is a way to live the big of giving thanks in all things. It is this: to give thanks in this one small thing. The moments will add up. — Ann Voskamp
Remembering with thanks is what causes us to trust - to really believe. — Ann Voskamp
Christian hands never clasp and He doesn't give gifts for gain because a gift can never stop being a gift - it is always meant to be given. — Ann Voskamp
Fullness of joy is discovered only in the emptying of will. — Ann Voskamp
Research actually indicates that if you write down what you're grateful for, it increases your happiness by 25 percent. And who doesn't want that? And God's word says (1 Thessalonians 5), "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Who doesn't want to know exactly what God's will is for them? — Ann Voskamp
The blog is meant to be a bit of a side chapel - a place to slip into and still and encounter the glory of God - and come away again with a fresh sense that your life, right where you are, is a holy experience - that God dwells with you and in you, and where you are is holy ground, worthy of reverence and celebration and wonder. — Ann Voskamp
How my eyes see, perspective, is my key to enter into His gates. I can only do so with thanksgiving. If my inner eye has God seeping up through all things, then can't I give thanks for anything? And if I can give thanks for the good things, the hard things, the absolute everything, I can enter the gates to glory. Living in His presence is fullness of joy- and seeing shows the way in. — Ann Voskamp
God’s purposes are not for me to understand His plans: His plan is for me to understand Who He is. — Ann Voskamp
When your ethnicity is heaven, then all adversity offers the gift of intimacy, driving you into the home of His heart. — Ann Voskamp
When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here. — Ann Voskamp
The only way to fight a feeling is with a feeling. — Ann Voskamp
The Word God wastes nothing and He heals two broken hearts with one story - the reader and the writer. — Ann Voskamp
Busy is a choice. Stress is a choice. Joy is a choice. Choose well. — Ann Voskamp
On the night He was betrayed Jesus broke bread and lifted it up and gave THANKS. If Jesus can give thanks in that, can we not give thanks in all? — Ann Voskamp
Comparison is a thug that robs your joy. But its even more than that - Comparison makes you a thug who beats down somebody - or your soul. — Ann Voskamp
Faith thanks God in the middle of the story. — Ann Voskamp
Where ever you are be all there — Ann Voskamp
What is time for if not to bless? — Ann Voskamp
You've got to use the life you've been given to give others life — Ann Voskamp
The practice of giving thanks...eucharisteo...this is the way we practice the presence of God, stay present to His presence, and it is always a practice of the eyes. We don't have to change what we see. Only the way we see. — Ann Voskamp
Every time I surrender to stress, aren’t I advertising the unreliability of God? — Ann Voskamp
Worry is belief gone wrong. Because you don't believe that God will get it right. But peace - peace is belief that exhales. Because you believe that God's provision is everywhere - like air. — Ann Voskamp
Life Lessons by Ann Voskamp
- Ann Voskamp's work emphasizes the importance of living with intention and gratitude, encouraging readers to take time to appreciate the little moments in life and to be mindful of their thoughts and actions.
- She encourages readers to find joy in the midst of suffering and to look for the beauty in every situation.
- She also emphasizes the importance of community and connection, reminding us that we are not meant to go through life alone.
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