Sunday, February 6, 2011

One Thousand Gifts - Chapter 1

The vlog (video blog) for Chapter 1 of One Thousand Gifts is now online.  For these next six weeks, I am very much looking forward to reading, discussing and growing with the book club community over at Bloom (In)Courage as we go through Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts together.

I've already read through the entire book and it has truly, truly, truly been a blessing, a gift!  Now I am re-reading it one chapter at a time as I follow along with the Bloom (In)Courage community.

My favourite quotes from Chapter 1: An Emptier, Fuller Life...
Grace, it means "favor," from the Latin gratia.  It connotes a free readiness.  A free and ready favor.  That's grace.  It is one thing to choose to take the grace offered at the cross.  But to choose to live as one filling with His grace?  Choosing to fill with all that He freely gives and fully live - with glory and grace and God?

To fully live - to live full of grace and joy and all that is beauty eternal.  It is possible, wildly.
Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly.  Love mercy.  Walk humbly with God!

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