31 Famous Ann Voskamp Quotes

31 Famous Ann Voskamp Quotes

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Ann Voskamp is an author of a best selling christian book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are. She is from Canada and has received many awards for her book.

“A life contemplating the blessings of Christ becomes a life acting the love of Christ.”

“And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.”

“As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible.”

“Every moment I live, I live bowed to something. And if I don’t see God, I’ll bow down before something else.”

“From all of our beginnings, we keep reliving the Garden story.”

“God is good and I am always loved.”

“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.”

“Gratitude is the most fruitful way of deepening your consciousness that you are a divine choice.”

“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.”

“I hunger for filling in a world that is starved.”

“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.”

“In a world addicted to speed, I blur the moments into one unholy smear.”

“In our rushing, bulls in china shops, we break our own lives.”

“Is the height of my chara joy dependent on the depths of my eucharisteo thanks?”

“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.”

“Joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped. God gives gifts and I give thanks and I unwrap the gift given: joy.”

“Learning slowly to not be so reactionary while inserting verbal gratitude into stressful situations is almost like being healed of mental blindness.”

“On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgement and effort to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur.”

“Our fall was, has always been, and always will be, that we aren’t satisfied in God and what He gives. We hunger for something more, something other.”

“Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.”

“Remembering with thanks is what causes us to trust – to really believe.”

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.”

“Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.”

“Thanksgiving creates abundance.”

“Thanksgiving-giving thanks in everything-prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.”

“The cynics, they can only speak of the dark, of the obvious, and this is not hard. For all it’s supposed sophistication, it’s cynicism that’s simplistic. In a fallen world, how profound is
to see the cracks?”

“The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live…. He has penetrated the whole mystery of life: giving thanks for everything…. Saying
Yes to God’s graces is the linchpin of it all.”

“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.”

“The prayers we weave into the matching of socks, the stirring of oatmeal, the reading of stories, they survive fire.”

“We don’t see the material world for what it is meant to be: the means to communion with God…. There is a belief missing, that God is good and that he gives good gifts.”

“Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is.”