Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Only Words

Have you ever had a book just stop you in your tracks and make you realize you could be doing so much better at life?

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Vonkamp has done that for me, and to be honest I’m not even that far into the book. 


Tiffany recommended the book to me a while ago, and while we were away at the Island early in the summer I read the whole thing – well I read it at midnight when I couldn’t sleep, but I was just reading not absorbing it. So I started re reading it this weekend. Goodness! That’s pretty much all I can say! Goodness how much did I miss – I am so thankful that I’m re reading this.

I pulled Ann up on Google this morning, after reading about a Zhers Market grocery store – something I thought was only local to us here, and low and behold she lives less than an hour from me. How was it that someone from South Carolina was the one telling me about a book written an hour from me! I watched Ann’s interview on 100 Huntley Street on YouTube, and one phrase really hit me.

The only words that matter are the words you live.

What words am I living?

Unconditional love?
Humility, hope?

What words is my life living? And how am I using those words to influence my world? Am I leaving the world a better place at the end of the day.

Thoughts I’m thinking while I settle down to bed. Been a long day.

Ann – thank you so much for sharing your journey. I can’t wait to get the hardcopy book and start making notes. And gift a copy to my friend, and my mother in law. I’m excited to see how you’ll touch their lives too.  


  1. From seeing all the rave from my Christian sisters on IG I have it ready to read too. I think I'm going to buy a copy for all the women in my family, starting with my MIL whose birthday is in October!

    1. It's a great book! I'm going to read it with a friend as our bible study book for a bit. Neither of us are able to make it out to bible study so we'll have our own.