Ann Voskamp wrote a book, One Thousand Gifts.  Ann lost her younger sister at a young age. The sister was run over by a truck in their driveway. The whole family was devastated.  One day she began to be brutally honest with God about her life and circumstances.  After marriage, God lead her to Eucharisteo, thanksgiving, and that lead to listing her thanksgivings to God, He commissioned her to find 1000 blessings.  She is into the tens of thousands now!

I am rereading the book right now. The first thing the struck me this round was how she dealt with haste. Her thoughts reverberated with my thoughts now on a life of haste. Why do we do it? It is acceptable in American culture to be busy in activities of all sorts, but is it best for the human soul? Is it a wise state of being for the Jesus follower?

Life is not an emergency. Life is Eucharisteo!


I know it!

Life is so urgent it necessitates living slow.

Only…amateurs…think slow and urgent are contradictory.

…that I have been and it’s been ugly…

…in Christ, urgent means slow.

…in Christ, the most urgent necessitates a slow and steady reverence.

Ann Voskamp illustrates well in her book, One Thousand Gifts, this concept.

The slower the living, the greater the sense of fullness and satisfaction.

Life is dessert–too brief to hurry!

Wherever you are, be ALL there.

I want to slow down and taste life, give thanks, and see God.

Ann implies that simple is the opposite of haste.

Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.

Eucharisteo…keeps the focus simply–sacred.

Update:  I will follow up on the meaning of Eucharisteo with tiny glimpses by Ann V. using the title “haste.”



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