I like you already!
Yeah…wondrous, amazing you, just looking around for Deep Peace and True Beauty. You hunting for a corner of joy and grace and God…and stillness.
Nice to meet you!
I’m Ann Voskamp, a plain Ann without even the fanciful “e”, wife to The Farmer, mama to six, determined laundress, chief bottle washer, desperate Grace-clinger.
Honestly, I’m a bit of a mess. It’s okay, really. Grace is the most amazing of all. I had a full-tuition scholarship to university and never finished. I married a Farmer instead and came home to gravel road and cornfields. I had babies. Half a dozen beautiful babies. My laundry basket is never empty. I lose library books. I homeschool our six exuberant kids and most days I feel just a tad bit overwhelmed and very crazy. When the kids and the washing machine sleep, I wash my real dirt down with words and The Word.
I scratch out words in an award-winning serious for curious kids, A Child’s Geography (Knowledge Quest Press, 2007), of which all profits are donated to Compassion. I write for DaySpring’s site, (in)Courage, and am a contributing editor for The High Calling. I’m an advocate for Compassion International, traveling and speaking on behalf of the needy. The poor have made me rich and telling the stories of those who need a voice has changed mine.
I wrote a book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (Zondervan). You can read some of the crazy reviews about it right here.
But the only words that really matter? Are the ones I live. This convicts me.
I write everyday on my blog, www.aholyexperience.com about this wondrously messy, everyday-holy life. It’d be pure grace to walk a bit together.