I’ve been following Ann Voscamp’s Blog, A Holy Experience, for a while now, and I just finished reading her recent book, One Thousand Gifts. It was a wonderful and moving account of how, through the daily practice of gratitude, she made her way from despair to life.
Here are a few lines from one of Ann Voscamp’s recent blog posts. This will give you a taste of her lyrical writing style, but more than that, you will see what is important to her:
…there is never an escape from pain — suicide, drugs, alcohol, addictions, distractions — nothing on this planet eradicates pain. You can’t escape pain — you can only pass pain on, or nail it to a Cross.
Until pain is taken to the Cross, until pain is absorbed into a cross, pain is always passed on…. passed back and around and on.
Someone’s got to take up a cross. Someone’s got to take it to Jesus.