A bit of a preface, comrade friends………..
Today I bring us a prayer. The words and heartcry were inspired by Ann Voskamp’s upcoming new book, Waymaker.
In a bit of news, two-fold, I am part of an internship group with Ann Voskamp for the duration of 2022 AND our group was graced with an early manuscript reading of Waymaker. I am delighted.
Waymaker is soul-stirring beautiful. As I read, I highlighted and resonated with so many emotions and experiences that comprise a life lived. Ann shares what she calls the internal EPS – Expectational Positioning System- and how often life doesn’t follow our expectations and we find ourselves disappointedly rerouting yet again. I love this because I see this so very much as I look back over my life at dreams and hopes quietly laid down or abruptly dashed from my hands.
Another part deeply impactful to me is when Ann speaks of our choseness.
She says: “Where there’s choseness, there isn’t aloneness.” and “God chooses to love you simply because He chooses you to love, God wants to be with you because He wants to be with you, He hesed-loves you because He hesed-loves you, and this is the perfect circular logic of Love.”
Waymaker is deeply moving in its vulnerability, truth, and compassion. It continually points us to our True North, our need for the One Who Makes the Way. Through her story, hardships, heartaches, and rejoicings Ann brings us alongside, reminding us of how chosen we are in Him and how gratitude and grace intersect, binding our hearts in His.
This book is for the weary, the walking wounded, the wanderer, the weeping, the waylaid.
The words will speak rest and renewal, empathy and encouragement, truth and triumph.
This brings us to our prayer……………..
A PRAYER FOR THOSE IN NEED OF A WAY THROUGH THE WAVES
Comrades ~ if you’re interested in pre-ordering Waymaker, there is a lovely bundle of bonuses right over here. Here’s what’s included….
- First three chapters of the book and audiobook
- Join the Wayfinder FB community
- Wayfarer’s Art Collection Printables
- The Way Through: A 6 Part Video Series
- On the Way: A 40 Day Lenten Journey