A few weeks ago looking for inspiration I experienced a God moment….no recollection at all how I got to Ann Voskamp and her beautiful, moving blog “A Holy Experience” . God moments are like that….rare…mysterious….without method.
Ann Voskamp has that incredible, rare ability to go right to the center of your heart. Her writing quietly speaks of the absolute presence of God in her life and the life of her family….few writers have the ability to persuade and move you spiritually at the same time. Ann writes with a logic which arises out of a spiritually disciplined heart…poetry embued with logic…She is one of the few writers working on the electronic frontier today who draw you back over and over just because of the beauty of her work, the design of the posts, her masterful photography, and the music one listens to as you read her inspired words….
She calls her writing “scratching in the dark”. I would expect that of someone like Mrs. Voskamp…humble, sure, guided by an eternal compass. But her writing is hardly scratching. I understand what she is probably saying on the spiritual level. We are all following the light of God out of the darkness. We find ourselves in a dark world but a world with a bright future…the brightest of futures. Mrs. Voskamp writes with a voice that comes deep from a place of love….
for her God who she praises continually in the pages of her posts….who she serves through her writing, her child-rearing, her work in her community and being the “mama” of a beautiful family…
for her husband, who is the obvious love of her life…she speaks of him in poetic terms…through her writing, you think you already know him as a man, as a friend, as a father and leader of his family..
for her children, the 6 lucky youngsters who she loves with all the might of a mother’s heart…who are the benefactors of her homeschooling…who are the receivers of her love…and the returners of as much love…
for her home and community…of which she writes with passion…a place made real, visible, and permanent in your mind by her soft, tender descriptions…she writes of it as a spiritual landscape, a place of beauty’s not yet discovered, a place of perfect peace.
Mrs. Voskamp has raised the bar for all bloggers who aspire to the spiritual, the beautiful, the literary….no, this is no mere blog…A Holy Experience is Spiritual Art.
Go and soak yourself in her words, her thoughts, her perception of a world filled with beauty, ultimate truth and a reflection of the power or the God we worship.