Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ann's "Another Year"

Here's another "choice gleaning" from Ann Voskamp's "Holy Experience" blog. What must it be like to be one of her beautiful children being home schooled by a mom like this? I met another of Ann's sons at Elim Lodge two weeks ago. Joshua was such a quiet, kind, polite boy who, most of all, loves Jesus.

Ann writes:

And so begins another year, carefully writing out our two theme verses on the inside covers of our day planners:

"I want to know Christ (more than anything we learn in a living book, a textbook, or a notebook. Knowing Him is our goal)
and the power of his resurrection (oh, in me, in this dead body of sin, I want to know Your power to resurrect me, us broken ones)
and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings (this year will mean sufferings, and in them, remind us, Lord, we have fellowship with Christ, intimate communion),
becoming like him in his death (this is what we seek: to daily die to self, and rise to love.)

~ Phil. 3:10

and... "Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near." ~Phil 4:5

The Lord is, astonishingly, (even) here.

Now. To live in light of that truth.

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