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Young mother of six shares her bliss

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Canadian author Ann Voskamp and her husband, “The Farmer,” as she calls him in her book “One Thousand Gifts,” live with their six children in the Mennonite countryside of southwestern Ontario.

Voskamp’s book details her journey to eucharisteo – a place of grace, joy and thanksgiving. With a busy household to run and children to homeschool, Voskamp has precious little time to contemplate her faith. She writes after the kids are asleep or when they’re in the fields or in the morning before anyone is stirring.

“I do feel that,” she writes. “Happy when I name. But the porridge pot soaks in the sink and I don’t know. How much is my tongue, tail of the heart, learning the real language of eucharisteo?”

I never adjusted to Voskamp’s staccato sentences and stream of consciousness style, but her message of faith, hope and living in a state of grace seemed rooted in an honest desire to share her journey with those struggling to find peace.

 

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