25.10.2012
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How Do You Find Joy? {One Thousand Gifts Small Group DVD Study}

A Holy Experience

Come to the farm?

Would you?

Remember this — when things were afoot on the farm and my knees wouldn’t stop knocking and I whispered, Please pray? — and you did?

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It’s ready now! And it was all our gift for you! 

We prayed hard and we thought of the weary mama at the sink and the man who keeps working hard and rarely picks up a book, thought of the circle of friends who want to go deep with Jesus and find real joy together, and the community of neighbors who might gather around a project of counting 1000 Gifts and change their whole street —

And we said God and His glory is worth it and you are worth it and by His grace, we climbed high over fears…. and said yes. 

We thought of you — and prayed God could somehow use the weak and broken anyway to share this message that has changed our lives — and we threw open the door for you.

Gather up some friends and come? It might just change everything…. 

Have 2 minutes? The One Thousand Gifts Small Group DVD Trailer:

David Nevue, who plays the piano for us here in this quiet space, he accompanies us through the DVD study, so, please, it’d be a grace, pull up a chair?

And I’ll make bread right here in the kitchen …. and the kids will jump on the trampoline…

And we’ll open God’s Word and wander through the cemetery and kneel at Aimee’s and ask the hard questions … and I pray God leads us deeper into authentic, life-giving joy in Him.

Have a hot cup of tea? One Thousand Gifts Small Group DVD First Complete Session {22 minutes}:

{RSS Readers? Might you click here to view the farm videos in post…}

If you grin and say sure, why not? —  you’d like to come too — the One Thousand Gifts: 5 Sesssion DVD Study and Participant’s Study Guide  will make its way to your door in just a couple of weeks — just before the holidays —- might make a life-changing gift?

Or the perfect way to start off the New Year with a group of people you love?

The One Thousand Gifts: a Small Group DVD Study includes five video teaching sessions from Ann Voskamp, filmed at the Voskamp’s farm in Ontario, Canada.

Each session invites participants to explore further the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling gifts and provides a Scripture, prayer, and between-session activities inviting you to go deeper into the concept of grace explored in the 57 week New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are and on her daily blog.

How do we find joy,” Ann Voskamp wondered, “in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties?” When your days are filled with the mundane, disappointment, or even darkness, how can you break the bondage of self-hatred and fear that has white-knuckle control on your life and instead embrace the everyday blessings that will immerse you in Christ’s fullness? How can you live your life with a heart overflowing with delight?

In the One Thousand Gifts: DVD Study, Ann encourages participants to really look at life and find the good in it. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, that 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.

Embark on this personal, honest and fresh exploration of what it means to be deeply fulfilled, wholly happy, and finally fully alive.

Sessions include:

Attitude of Gratitude
Grace in the Moment
All is Grace
Trust: The Bridge to Joy
Empty to Fill

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Gather some friends together and unwrap this joy of the Lord?

I’m smiling big and trusting Jesus and flinging the front door wide open — 

Y’all are warmly invited to come to the farmOne Thousand Gifts: a Small Group DVD Study and the Participant’s Study Guide for the 5 sessions: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

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