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In this video Online Bible Study based on the international bestselling book One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp invites you take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God's gifts — to really look at life and find the good in it.

What really counts in your life?

It's only in the expressing of gratitude for the life that we already have that we discover the life that we've always wanted... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. And only then can we come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved — by God.

Will you join us?

About your teacher

Ann Voskamp is wife to one good farmer, the home-educating mama to seven exuberant kids, and author of the four New York Times bestsellers: The Broken Way, The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping The Greatest Gift, and One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, a New York Times 60-week bestseller which has sold more than one million copies, the royalties of which the Voskamp family has given all away, the joy always in giving the gift back.

Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, and a partner with Compassion International as a global advocate for needy children, Ann's a regular loser of library books, usually has a sink full of soaking pots, sees empty laundry baskets rarer than a blue moon, and believes that the sky and fresh mercy over the farm is large and all is grace.

Her blog, one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the web, has become a daily well for the weary and soul-thirsty:

Who Is This Study For?

Everyone. Whether you're an individual going through this with our online community, or you're a small group leader hosting the study in a church or home, this study is for anyone who wants to approach this Thanksgiving and Christmas season with eyes on Jesus, counting the blessings and seeking joy in what really matters.

What people are saying about One Thousand Gifts

Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst, Bestselling author and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries

Ann Voskamp is truly one of the most gifted writers I have ever read. If you want a book that will challenge you and mess with you in the most beautiful of ways, this is it. And  you won't just read it and put it away. You will return to this treasure for years to come.

Lisa-Jo Baker Lisa-Jo Baker, Lisa-Jo Baker, author and community manager at DaySpring's (in)courage

“This book is the Song of Solomon for our century. It is a love letter between Jesus and a woman he has been wooing for a lifetime. And when we read it, we realize her story is our story and the love language she learns, is one we can also learn."

And testimonies from readers...

One Thousand Gifts touched my life in a special way.  While I was reading the book, I took Ann Voskamp’s challenge to count 1,000 gifts of my own.  Last Thanksgiving I completed the list with a heart that overflowed with joy.  It helped to put Christ at the center of our Thanksgiving.


Starting this study with a small group of women in our church. I just finished reading the entire book and I just can’t begin to fathom what I know God has in store for us in this study! Thank you for enlightening me to Eucharisteo!


Thank you Ann for all your amazing insights, joy beyond hurt. I read your book a few years ago and it changed my life. Looking forward to enjoying the rest of this study.

Krystina L.

I am leading this DVD study in my church next April, but I took it with me this weekend to study on my own while I had very difficult life-choices to make. The entire weekend became centered around living my life centered around Eucharisteo – and the hard one at that – and I am trusting God to carry me home with all that I have learned. This study is stunning in its rich, pictorial beauty and jaw-dropping-inspiring in its poetic, spiritual wisdom. I am so grateful to own this study so I can not only share it with and lead others, but also so I can return to it again and again.

Lisa A.

A Note from Ann

Dear friend...

Haven’t we met before?

I’m the lady around the corner trying to keep up with all the kids and the laundry and the bills and the dishes and who can never find the last library book that was due yesterday, the one finding the planet all spun a bit so fast that life can make her dizzy.

You too? Small world.

Maybe you too are looking to really, fully live, right where you are?

We have got to find ways. For the ways we live now is the way we live.

Life isn’t an emergency.

Can I tell you what I did, that changed my life? In the deepest, most meaningful ways? I wrote a book about the whole radical journey and what really happened… (One Thousand Gifts is celebrating its 10th anniversary next year) …

But this is how it began… and it’s sort of crazy, and it seems ridiculous, even trivial. I named daily blessings, literally counting everyday gifts – all the way up to one thousand – more!

This is how the change started:

  1. Morning shadows across old floors
  2. Jam piled high on toast
  3. Cry of a blue jay high in the spruce

I know. I didn’t think I was fixing anything in the beginning either. But this literal counting of everyday gifts — all the way up to one thousand — more — what if it’s this wildly simple way to move our focus beyond burdens of life to the blessings of now?

I’d no idea that that this making a list of blessings it’s actually guaranteed to change your life. I mean — if I told you that that doing this one thing increases your happiness, improves your physical health, and is exactly what God made you for — would you do it?

Researchers said of those who do this one thing of keeping a gratitude journal:

“Participants who’d kept a gratitude journal felt better about their lives as a whole and were more optimistic about the future … they were a full 25 percent happier than the other participants.

They sleep 1/2 hour more per evening, and exercise 33 percent more each week and felt more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, attentive, energetic, excited, determined, and strong.”

That’s exactly what writing down 1000 gifts did to me. It woke me up to really living.

This dare to count a thousand gifts from His heart, it became the ultimate love dare, counting all the ways He loved me.

So this is the thing, friend: What if finding love is as simple as recording 1000 gifts? We may be weary. We may be wounded. But we are wooed. Who doesn’t long to be loved, to be treasured, to be showered with gifts? A thousand — more!

Oh friend, just begin – and wake to find yourself loved.

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