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:
uh huh. yeah — kinda crazy….
who can’t like how this girl thinks: she just completed the ‘World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle’
alrighty now: how’s this for morning motivation?
you’ve gotta love this #TheBrokenWay #BeTheGIFT
so? what do you think?
too good not to pass along?
one of the best Christmas ads ever?
I just love this woman: some really fun and easy craft ideas for the season
we gathered ’round this one
yes, please: How a Heavy Heart Gives Thanks
you gotta come see what this judge does to refresh his soul
the power of the dinner table: yes, yes, yes
…nothing slows us down through Advent & creates a gathering place for us all every evening like this 24 Day Advent Wreath —because we don’t want to miss Jesus this year.
let’s give all the happiest gift of more Jesus this year:
Click over to The Greatest Christmas and
check out our whole library of free printable ornaments, Christmas cards,
our gift to you for The Greatest Christmas!
I so want to do this with you every week in December: Let’s virtually go to Europe for Christmas, all of us! We’re just gonna start this little series visiting European towns celebrating Christmas every week this month — I love that we’re going to do this together!
go ahead— let your loved ones do this to your heart
oh. – just… please don’t miss this one
It’s Tonight! Night Before Advent Party
The Gift of the Gospel — could there be a better gift?
You people! (!!) You’ve made our little book with a huge, honest heart land on the NYTimes 3 straight weeks now (!!!!!)
And — did you know that I’m waiting right around the corner from you right now?
Let’s — find a Barnes a Noble & slip into the quiet of books & exhale? Because I’m sitting there, my whole honest heart is — right there on the shelf.
For weeks, I sat in hospital rooms with our little girl & in doctor’s offices and on the farm’s front porch, & signed stacks & stacks & stacks (!) of #TheBrokenWay just for you & now they’re waiting for you on the shelves at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide right now (!!!) Yeah, for real — signed, sealed & delivered to a shelf at B&N right around the corner from you, right now, just while supplies last.
I promise you, I prayed over every single book… I prayed for you.
absolute heart fireworks in the most gorgeous way #TheBrokenWay #BetheGIFT
“This video represents the next chapter in the now near four-year-old story of our church’s ministry to refugees in a North Fort Worth complex. It is a testament to what can happen when God’s people respond in simple, yet sacrificial obedience to God’s call on the Church, His Bride, to engage and embrace people of all tongues and tribes.”
so, the deal is? We aren’t about to let anything steal our thanksgiving today.
We aren’t letting hard times steal our thanksgiving,
We aren’t letting hard sells steal our thanksgiving,
We aren’t letting hard knocks steal our thanksgiving.
Because all of us folks down in the trenches know it:
If you let something steal your thanksgiving?
You let something steal your joy,
And if you let something steal your joy?
You let something steal your strength.
So in the midst of our Big Things, our Ugly Things, our Hard Things, in the midst of All Things,
We give thanks to God — not because of how we feel
but simply because of Who. He. Is.
We’re on it, O Beautiful Lord & Giver of All —
The one thing we must pray to be great at is thanksgiving — because it’s the one thing that makes God great in our lives.
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.