Happy, happy, happy weekend!
Some real, down in the bones JOY to celebrate today! Links & stories this week 100% guaranteed to make you smile a mile wide & believe like crazy in a Good God redeeming everything — and that there’s love everywhere & for ((you))!
Serving up only the Good Stuff for you right here:
you know, it’s really okay that we all need a little bit of help
This will sorta blow your mind:
The Mistakes That Make Photos Great
You’ve got to see it, because exactly:
let’s do what it takes to connect
just too beautiful not to share … my soul needed this
and some detours in life? surprise the best of us
no matter what? we can all help each other
the best. the end.
This farmer is liking it: Honey Nut Cheerios is working towards some really good things with farmers
okay, maybe he’s onto something here: “we can all be a super hero to someone“
tried another person’s shoes lately?
don’t you know it: power in the name of Jesus
sit with it: “God has a new dream for you.”
everybody dies — but, telling you, not everybody lives
love in action right here – could you love this more? undone
Thy Will Be Done (really beautiful)
… that moment when your new daughter falls asleep for the first time in your arms & your heart kinda splits, the way love goes sorta nuclear & your hearts know fusion.
And it kind of happened on this adoption journey, like it does whenever women anywhere have a holy moment — that there’s this Real Sisterhood of Women who pull in close.
A Real Sisterhood of Women who help make us strong enough to want the thing that God wants — more than we are afraid of anything.
A Real Sisterhood of Women who make us know that when the love of Christ motivates us — the more fearless of everything we become.
A Real Sisterhood of Women who show us how women never fight each other — but show each other how to really fight.
A Real Sisterhood of Women who make us brave — by being real about all their unbrave.
You were all that, Mei, and sharing that first holy first moment with you, @meredithtoering, a woman in our girl’s #tribeofmothers, a woman who fought for our daughter & her broken heart for her first two years at @morningstarproject, a woman who’s a relentless champion for all kinds of busted hearts — let me into knowing more about what it means for women to midwife hope & God-sized dreams for each other… know what it means to genuinely find a soul sister & forever kin…
There are women you want your daughter to grow up to be — women who live daringly & love dangerously, women who know all fear is fraud & there’s nothing beyond the hope of God, women who care less about their hair & more about doing hard & holy things. It’s no small thing that we get to be that for each other & for each other’s daughters.
I’m telling you— the light fell about nearly perfect just in that moment, over us bond of His daughters.
some really inspiring kids, doctors, nurses, and volunteers — let’s be this to each other?
There’s always something barking loud that we’re in need of the bigger & better & grander…
And we wonder if anything we do matters enough:
a most powerful lesson in forgiveness (you’ve gotta watch)
Jesus is enough
Give Me Jesus (on repeat here this week)
I know how it feels but really — what’s your mountain to a mountain-moving God? Whatever mountain that every Christian ever faces, the Lord levels with sufficient grace: The Lord Will Provide.
This is the thing: God’s constant vision is our constant provision.
When I feel worry today, I will simply exhale.
Worry is belief gone wrong.
Because you don’t believe that God will get it right.
And Peace is belief that exhales.
Because you believe that God’s provision is everywhere – like air.
“Don’t fret or worry…It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Phil4:6MSG
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.