In honor of the holidays, this month’s m challenge focus will be on giving. If you have been a reader here for awhile, you know how focused we are on the site (and in our lives) on caring for those in need. I am hoping to inspire you through some of our past posts as well as a few upcoming new ideas for giving back to your community. I am excited to show you some of the ways that I have found to give to others even in this busy season of life!
With this mission in mind, the book I have selected is, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. This is a religious book, but I have heard so many great things about it that I think it will resonate with many of you!
Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. ‘How,’ Ann wondered, ‘do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long–and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?’ In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God’s gifts. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we’ve always wanted…a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved–by God. Let Ann’s beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!
I look forward to embarking on another challenge this month with you and I hope that this month inspires you in big or small ways to do something for those who need your love! xo
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