Wednesday, June 13, 2012

One Thousand Gifts

I started re-reading Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts on this trip and had to share what I just read.

"Paul had twice said it, and I mustn't forget it. He said he had to learn. And learning requires practice--sometimes even mind-numbing practice. C.S. Lewis said it too, to a man looking for fullest life: "If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it's not so bad." It might even be good."

We are having a wonderful, fun, happy time on our trip. The kids have done better than ever this year, and I'm grateful to God for that. Lots of pictures coming your way soon!


Julie said...

Thank you for the reminder! Ann's book is on my want list.

Carley said...

I loved that book! So glad you are getting time to read on your trip. Enjoy!

Emmy said...

Never heard of the book... but now I want to read it! So happy that the kids love their vacation.

Allison said...

Lord knows I must look at it that way. Otherwise I'd be making some pretty disturbing decisions. The kids look like they are loving the beach. Reminds me of you Graham and Emmy when we were kids. Miss you.