Friday Introductions: A Holy Experience

Sometimes, it's easy to get caught up in the busyness and crazyness of our lives. Between school, work, activities and sports, church and ministry commitments and simply finding time to spend together as a family, it's easy to get overwhelmed and miss the blessings that have been sent your way. When I find myself overwhelmed by my circumstances and wanting to cry out like David in Psalm 22:1 "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?" I know I need a reminder of God's grace and goodness.

When we're running on an empty tank and we've lost sight of God's grace and goodness, His word is always there to fill us back up. But, sometimes, I need a nudge in the right direction.

When that happens, I head over to Ann Voskamp's blog, A Holy Experience. Through Ann's amazing writing, I always find a lesson in God's faithfulness. Whether she's tackling a spiritual practice that draws us closer to God (which she does every Wednesday), sharing pictures of her family or talking about life on their farm, I never fail to find a message of God's goodness.

Her site is loaded with free downloads about everything from parenting to Bible memorization. I know you'll find something on Ann's site that will fill you up and focus your thoughts on God.

Ann is the author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. If you need a reminder of how God blesses us even when circumstances seem dire, then read this book. It will focus your heart on recognizing the gifts you've been given.

So, the next time you find yourself running on an empty tank and you need a nudge to remember God's faithfulness, head on over to Ann's blog. I know you'll find refreshment and encouragement.