well — this you just gotta see for yourself
…the most recent version of the United States’ flag was designed by a high school student who initially received only a B- for his proposed design?
zooming in at world record speeds? extraordinary
because yeah, really, no matter our actions? we all just want to be loved
gather the family? — for a pretty amazing little feast
a new retail concept that could bridge two pressing issues: food waste & hunger. Brilliant
when a girl dances her way right into history
yep — the 7 minute turnaround
at 70? 100 mile endurance race? only watch if you want to be ridiculously inspired!
… sort of a lot like life and grace
when the kids of America… sing for America
read this one several times this week … exactly.
what does it take to revive a masterpiece?
Books on the Stack at the Farm
Heroic Path: An encouraging read for the man in your life, for men (and their sons), seeking the Heroic Path:
“We grow when we face ourselves. When we confront Something Awful. When we summon the courage to take on the impossible…” A strengthening read to have laying about for him on a lazy summer evening.
Chasing Sunsets: A Novel (Angels Walking): … the story of one woman’s deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she’s willing to make in search of healing… A summer read for a day in the hammock with a glass of ice tea.
Inspiring: “It wasn’t enough to wish people well and offer a quick prayer. God’s people needed to act.”
one family. world changers. contagious possibilities.
“…as exceptional as this is? It shouldn’t be exceptional…”
how the award-winning photographers think
a house that raised a family — is so much more than wood and shingles…
So our farm girl, Hope? She’s in Africa on the 4th of July — which is LIBERATION DAY in Rwanda! The day Rwanda marks the end of the genocide…. the 4th of July is sweet liberty for Rwandans who chose peace and hope and the future on July 4th, 1994…
And our 16 year old Hope-girl? She writes this on her Instagram — and her old mama chokes up a bit:
What better way to celebrate July 4th than by giving someone else freedom!
I scratched down this for all of us having hard days in hard a hard, loud, hurting world:
the kids watched this a dozen times this week… because what she says at 4:33? is about perfect
their hearts beat as one — until the very end
In the beginning was this — spectacular
Hey Soul? yeah, we are so motivated: Nothing ahead of us is greater than our God right beside us.
Fear’s got nothing on us this week — nothing. Because God’s got everything — absolutely everything.
So bring it on: All fear is fraud — and nowhere on earth is beyond the reach of God.
“Fearless now, I trust in God” Ps. 56MSG
That’s all for this weekend, friends.
Go slow. Be God-struck. Grant grace. Live Truth.
Give Thanks. Love well. Re – joy, re- joy, ‘re- joys’ again
Share Whatever Is Good.