Thankful Thursday: Christian Authors & Bloggers | Enduring All Things

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thankful Thursday: Christian Authors & Bloggers

You guys, I'm reading Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts and it is blowing my mind. Ann wanted to live life fully but she wasn't sure what that meant exactly. She read about all the places you have to see before you die and all the things you should do before kicking the bucket, but is that really the secret to living life fully?
In the mean time, Ann was challenged by a friend to make a list of 1000 gifts that she's thankful for! I'm only about half way through the book, but I love following along on this journey with Ann and discovering that to live life fully is to be thankful and find joy in the small, every day moments.

As Ann says, "The miracle is always preceded by thanks." Before Jesus raised Lazarus, He gave thanks. Before He fed the 5000 people with five loafs of bread and two fish, He gave thanks. The night before He was betrayed and hung on a cross, Jesus broke bread and gave thanks.

This book is really opening my eyes to a lot of possibilities and making me think a lot. I'm thinking about little blessings I take for granted. I'm thinking about small, every day moments in which I can see God. Moments that I usually miss because I'm rushing through the day or too focused on the big picture.

So today, along with many other blessings, I am thankful for Ann Voskamp and other Christian authors and bloggers who share their insights and their journeys with the world. I'm thankful for them because they challenge me to think. I don't always agree with everything I read, but I'm thankful for these people sharing their perspective and opening my mind a little.

What are you thankful for this week? Be sure to link up below!
Thanks for reading.

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