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When your identity is in Christ, your identity is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Criticism can’t change it. Failing can’t shake it. Lists can’t determine it. When your identity is in the Rock, your identity is rock-solid.
As long as God is for you, it doesn’t matter what mountain rises ahead of you. You aren’t your yesterday, you aren’t your messes, you aren’t your failures, you aren’t your brokenness. You are brave enough for right now, because He is. You are strong enough for what’s coming, because He is. And you are enough for all that is, because He always is.

#TheBrokenWay #TheWayOfAbundance
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... in the middle of your storm? You aren't alone. But how do you keep finding a way forward — without losing your hope along the way? The details of our hard may be different, but all our need for courage is the same.
The battle you have ahead of you is won — if you just keep your heart in the battle now.
And maybe when it comes down to it, the truth about every battle is:
What you don’t know how to live through — *Jesus died for*.
Where you don’t how to go on — *Jesus already went through*.
What feels hopeless — *is where you meet more Jesus*.
Know that your darkness isn’t God, darkness isn’t infinite. Darkness has limits, darkness has an end, darkness has borders.
So just for today? When you can’t believe— just breathe. Next breath, next thing, next step — and you will get through now.
He knew: He made your every breath to be the sound of His name, the endless song that comforts your only soul.

#TheWayOfAbundance #TheBrokenWay
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Bottom line today? You aren’t ever missing your best life – when you aren’t missing opportunities to love like Christ. We will simply keep surrendering to love because God is love. .
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❤️Let His love words shape your world today. .
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#TheWayOfAbundance #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay #sufferthechildren #guatemala #pachimulin #poaquil #everychild #sponsored #getinvolved #project5050

It’s been hard for Izzy and Judah to watch their Daddy leave each morning and seeing him in obvious discomfort. It took all his energy just to get his shoes on this morning. What makes it worse is we know when he comes back this afternoon he will feel so much worse. Tomorrow, too. .
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Last night Danny and I were up most of the night due to him feeling so nauseous, bloated from all the liquids being pumped into him, continual hiccups and generally feeling horrible. .
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We finally got the right medication to give him some ease for a few hours before he headed out the door at 7:45 for another day of the same. He will not be home until around 4 and these next 4 days or so will probably be his worst.
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We do school and pray often, waiting for him to come home. .
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Thank you for your prayers for Danny during these hard days of treatment.

So remember: no matter what the outcome looks like, if your love has poured out, your life will be success-full. .
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❤️Let His love words shape your world today. .
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#TheWayOfAbundance #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay #sufferthechildren #guatemala #pachimulin #poaquil #everychild #sponsored #getinvolved #project5050

“... in the middle of your storm? You aren't alone. But how do you keep finding a way forward — without losing your hope along the way? The details of our hard may be different, but all our need for courage is the same.
The battle you have ahead of you is won — if you just keep your heart in the battle now.
And maybe when it comes down to it, the truth about every battle is:
What you don’t know how to live through — *Jesus died for*.
Where you don’t how to go on — *Jesus already went through*.
What feels hopeless — *is where you meet more Jesus*.
Know that your darkness isn’t God, darkness isn’t infinite. Darkness has limits, darkness has an end, darkness has borders.
So just for today? When you can’t believe— just breathe. Next breath, next thing, next step — and you will get through now.
He knew: He made your every breath to be the sound of His name, the endless song that comforts your only soul.” #TheWayOfAbundance #TheBrokenWay
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And nothing can happen today that will stop Him from sticking right there with you & giving you strength to do this thing.
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❤️Let His love words shape your world today. .
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#TheWayOfAbundance #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay #sufferthechildren #guatemala #pachimulin #poaquil #everychild #sponsored #getinvolved #project5050

Love this book ❤️. Feeds my soul every time I crack it open. @annvoskamp #thebrokenway

What matters is that in the sacrificing to love someone, we become more like Someone.
Regardless of anything or anyone else changing, the success of loving is in how we change because we kept on loving.
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#TheWayOfAbundance #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay #sufferthechildren #guatemala #pachimulin #poaquil #everychild #sponsored #getinvolved #project5050 #love

“Love is the most characteristic and comprehensive act of the human being. We are most ourselves when we love; we are most the People of God when we love...All who love will ultimately suffer....God knew when He beckoned ‘you shall love your neighbor’ that in keeping the commandment to love, we would also keep suffering. And still He gave the command....suffering quietly begs us to surrender so we’ll win a greater wisdom, a deeper strength, a closer intimacy. Suffering says we cannot bear under this cross alone--we can only bear it if we can bear depending on others, bear the vulnerability and intimacy of koinonia. If we can bear depending on Him.” @annvoskamp #thebrokenway #lostphotosproject

What matters most is not if our love makes other people change, but that in loving - we change. .
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. ❤️Let His love words shape your world today. .
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#TheWayOfAbundance #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay #sufferthechildren #guatemala #pachimulin #poaquil #everychild #sponsored #getinvolved #project5050

...so you may be wondering, how do you live through this hard thing — that’s effecting everything? How do you keep taking one step after another — when you just want to be on another road altogether?
I do get it -- sometimes it’s not even about battling to win, or about battling forward. *It’s about battling to breathe*. Everyone’s fighting a hard battle that they’re losing — and winning is staying in the battle. You’re winning the battle — when you stay in the battle. The battle you have ahead of you is won — *if you just keep your heart in the battle now*.
And the truth about every blasted battle is: What feels hopeless — is where you meet more Jesus.
Breathe this in and know: All darkness has shores and there is always laughter on the other side. You have to believe this.
And when it comes — there is this catching of breath:
Nothing is ever too far gone for hope to come find you.

#TheWayOfAbundance #TheBrokenWay
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... you know how you're sticking with it & doing that hard thing? You've just gotta know, you don't stand alone, you don't walk alone, you don't go alone: "But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength" 2 Timothy 4:17 .
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Lean on the One who leads you through today. ❤️Let His love words shape your world today. ⠀⠀
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"...so you may be wondering, how do you live through this hard thing — that’s effecting everything? How do you keep taking one step after another — when you just want to be on another road altogether?

I do get it -- sometimes it’s not even about battling to win, or about battling forward. *It’s about battling to breathe*. Everyone’s fighting a hard battle that they’re losing — and winning is staying in the battle. You’re winning the battle — when you stay in the battle. The battle you have ahead of you is won — *if you just keep your heart in the battle now*. And the truth about every blasted battle is: What feels hopeless — is where you meet more Jesus.

Breathe this in and know: All darkness has shores and there is always laughter on the other side. You have to believe this.
And when it comes — there is this catching of breath:

Nothing is ever too far gone for hope to come find you." ~ #AnnVoskamp

#TheWayOfAbundance #TheBrokenWay #hydrangea #balljar #fullframefloral #floret

#1000gifts ~ Celebrated this boy’s first ever birthday on Canadian soil tonight as his sister blew out two candles for him!

In light of yesterday’s tragic event here in Toronto, I am even more determined to live this #TheBrokenWay life: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” - Romans 12:21.

So grateful to have the opportunity to put this into practice tonight... “for such a time as this.” #TorontoStrong #WeWelcomeRefugees

“Can I trust that He’s enough in me to make me enough?” #thebrokenway #annvoskamp

Today is my 40th birthday. .
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I have been looking forward to turning 40 for months and had plans for celebrating big with friends in our little mountain village in the Philippines.
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But, as we make plans God directs our steps and those plans were not to be.
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Since Danny started chemo a month ago, he hasn’t really wanted coffee and he is not well enough to be up early each morning to clean out and make my usual French press. I have missed our coffee mornings together. So, for my birthday I got a wonderful nespresso maker. I can now enjoy good coffee at home and it is so quick to make each morning.
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This morning, Danny left for another day of chemo and my little man offered to make me a birthday coffee. He was thrilled to hand me the mug he bought me with the perfect americano to start me on my day. I think I may be training up my own coffee barista! .
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So, this morning I am thanking the Lord for this little man and my special cup of coffee. And though big plans may be laid aside, small beautiful moments are unexpectedly taking their place and leaving me more than thankful. .
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... you know how you're sticking with it & doing that hard thing? You've just gotta know, you don't stand alone, you don't walk alone, you don't go alone: "But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength" 2. Tim4:17 Lean on the One who leads you through today.
What matters most is not if our love makes other people change, but that in loving, we change. What matters is that in the sacrificing to love someone, we become more like Someone. Regardless of anything or anyone else changing, the success of loving is in how we change because we kept on loving.
And nothing can happen today that will stop Him from sticking right there with you & giving you strength to do this thing.
So remember: no matter what the outcome looks like, if your love has poured out, your life will be success-full.
Bottom line today? You aren’t ever missing your best life – when you aren’t missing opportunities to love like Christ. We will simply keep surrendering again to love because God is love and this is all that wins.
Let His love words shape your world today. “Take to heart all these words... *it’s your life*" Deu.32:47
#TheWayOfAbundance #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
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Did you try to speak encouraging words yesterday and like me had the joy stolen right out from under you? Give it another try. You have help. ********************** ... you know how you're sticking with it & doing that hard thing? You've just gotta know, you don't stand alone, you don't walk alone, you don't go alone: "But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength" 2. Tim4:17 Lean on the One who leads you through today.
What matters most is not if our love makes other people change, but that in loving, we change. What matters is that in the sacrificing to love someone, we become more like Someone. Regardless of anything or anyone else changing, the success of loving is in how we change because we kept on loving.
And nothing can happen today that will stop Him from sticking right there with you & giving you strength to do this thing.
So remember: no matter what the outcome looks like, if your love has poured out, your life will be success-full.
Bottom line today? You aren’t ever missing your best life – when you aren’t missing opportunities to love like Christ. We will simply keep surrendering again to love because God is love and this is all that wins.
Let His love words shape your world today. “Take to heart all these words... *it’s your life*" Deu.32:47
#TheWayOfAbundance #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
graphic's free for you to print right here: bit.ly/StickyNotesForYourSoul

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