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:
a Chicken Sonata, just for you
some tips that maybe you wish you would have known sooner?
just — wow!
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Team rallies around boy: who was never supposed to even walk
jumping into the clouds: you may want to hold on for this one!
a new local hero: he saddled up and saved the day
Have you ever wondered what happened after the Bible ended? How did the church get from Acts to today? IF:Equip has created an eight week study on the history of the early church, and it’s the first volume in a series of studies on the church we are calling: Anno Domini.
We’ll look at the first 500 years of the Church. It’s a study unlike anything you’ve done before and we promise it will stretch and encourage you. You won’t want to miss this! Please click here for more info. We’d love to have you!
we could do this too!
Are you a working mama who feels stretched too thin?
These free videos featuring Jessica Turner, Angie Smith and others about the tensions working moms face in their relationships are a must-watch. Get immediate access this weekend only to this insightful and encouraging series.
It’s their largest event ever and couldn’t come at a more crucial time in our nation. This two-hour simulcast will be a unifying moment for the American church with over 150 locations and over 20,000 people participating. The night features 9 and 18 minute talks by Dr. Ravi Zacharias (Apologist), Lecrae (Hip-Hop Artist), Ross Douthat (The New York Times), Kirsten Powers (CNN and USA Today), Annie Downs (Author), Jeremy Cowart (Purpose Hotel) and Chuck Mingo (Pastor) and Darren Whitehead (Pastor), concluding with a time of prayer for our country.
5 years. 27 trips. 13,000 toys. A good man with a big brave heart.
praying for those in the storm’s path…
Utah’s homeless experiment: giving people homes. And yes! It worked.
Post of the Week from these parts here
so much good here: please don’t miss this one
love really does conquer all
This is the story of Chris Shepherd, who lost his wife, Liz, to cancer last year. Instead of following the medical community’s urging to abort and begin treatment immediately, Liz chose to give their daughter LIFE. If you’ve ever wondered if choosing LIFE is a worthwhile choice in the midst of heartache and trials…please pause and watch this?
If We’re Honest
“…so bring your brokenness and I’ll bring mine
’cause love can heal what hurt divides
and mercy’s waiting on the other side…”
…maybe on the days we want out of our lives — it isn’t so much that we want to die from shame, but hide from shame. But let’s remember: shame gets unspeakable power only if it’s unspeakable. Shame dies when stories are told in safe places.
You know what? Your scars are proof that you’re a kind of bulletproof — because living through the hardest battles proves you can live through any battle. You can trace those scars and let it feed your courage and feel no shame for the wars you’ve come through, no shame for any of your broken.
And tonight we’re just going to take heart — take His heart
and pour a brave and willing love like His
over all the open wounds…
that we may even now
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.