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Ann Voskamp, Canadian Author ( August 10, 1973 - )

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In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ.~Ann Voskamp


Happiness Stress Storm

Giving thanks is that: making the canyon of pain into a megaphone to proclaim the ultimate goodness of God when Satan and all the world would sneer at us to recant.~Ann Voskamp


God Pain World

Counting one thousand gifts, I discovered I could count on God.~Ann Voskamp


God Count Gifts

Measuring sticks try to rank some people as big and some people as small - but we aren't sizes. We are souls. There are no better people or worse people - there are only God-made souls.~Ann Voskamp


Small People Better

Comparison is a thug that robs your joy. But it's even more than that - Comparison makes you a thug who beats down somebody - or your soul.~Ann Voskamp


Joy Soul You

Adults are tempted to produce and perform Christmas for their kids and their families, and they arrive at Christmas Day weary and disillusioned.~Ann Voskamp


Day Christmas Weary

My husband is Dutch, and his family, when you sat down to eat food at the table, you never left the table until you ate living bread and drank living water. They never left the table until they'd read Scripture together. So morning, lunch, suppertime, Scripture was always read at the table, and then there was prayer to close.~Ann Voskamp


Family Morning Food

Pick up a yardstick to measure your life against anyone else's, and you've just picked up a stick and beaten up your own soul.~Ann Voskamp


Life Soul You

Scales always lie. They don't make a scale that ever told the truth about value, about worth, about significance.~Ann Voskamp


Truth Lie Value

When we can't bottle our tears up anymore, God catches every one in His bottle. God's catching every falling tear because He won't let us fall apart.~Ann Voskamp


God Fall Tears

I came into this world the way every person on the planet does - with clenched fists.~Ann Voskamp


World Way Planet

Gratitude's not a natural posture. The prince of darkness is ultimately a spoiled ingrate, and I've spent most of my life as kin to the fist-shaker.~Ann Voskamp


Life Gratitude Darkness

I'm not a fast writer at all. I come empty and wait upon the Lord. So it really is all a waiting process, a patient process.~Ann Voskamp


Waiting Process Wait

Really good writing, from my perspective, runs a lot like a visual on the screen. You need to create that kind of detail and have credibility with the reader, so the reader knows that you were really there, that you really experienced it, that you know the details. That comes out of seeing.~Ann Voskamp


Good Perspective Writing

By default, most of us have taken the dare to simply survive. Exist. Get through. For the most part, we live numb to life - we've grown weary and apathetic and jaded... and wounded.~Ann Voskamp


Life Live Survive

I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.~Ann Voskamp


Life Nature Good

The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world.~Ann Voskamp


Change Beautiful Thankful

When grief is deepest, words are fewest.~Ann Voskamp


Words Grief Deepest

Sometimes God answers our questions with questions.~Ann Voskamp


God Questions Sometimes

I write a chapter, then edit it and edit it and edit it and edit it. I don't think we mine creativity from within. It's bestowed from on high, from God.~Ann Voskamp


Creativity God Think

Whatever I'm writing comes organically out of my life.~Ann Voskamp


Life Writing My Life

A simplified Christmas isn't about circumstances as much as it is about focus.~Ann Voskamp


Focus Circumstances About

Romance isn't measured by how viral your proposal goes. The Internet age may try to sell you something different, but don't ever forget that viral is closely associated with sickness - so don't ever make being viral your goal.~Ann Voskamp


Age May Goal

The real romantics imagine greying and sagging and wrinkling as the deepening of something sacred.~Ann Voskamp


Real Imagine Something

Get this, kids - how a man proposes isn't what makes him romantic. It's how a man purposes to lay down his life that makes him romantic.~Ann Voskamp


Life Romantic Man

The real romantics are the boring ones - they let another heart bore a hole deep into theirs.~Ann Voskamp


Deep Heart Real