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:
and this could be — one pretty remarkable idea
I love this: a unique photo series of the often overlooked — God Sees
yes… every one of us needs a friend like this
capturing life’s moments in the most beautiful ways… glory. #1000Gifts
anyone else wanna go?
painter captures poetic scenes of rain-swept streets… glory, glory. #1000Gifts
This. Because? The art of living… is living given…. #TheBrokenWay #BeTheGIFT
Does it get any better? 3 year old celebrates his adoption
amazing new technology — is helping the blind to see
worth your time:
National Geographic’s 52 best images of the year — curated from 91 photographers, 107 stories, and 2,290,225 photographs
glory, glory, glory… I never get over how the whole world is full of His glory — and how my soul needs to slow & witness His wonder
boy with cancer goes and does this for other kids with cancer #TheBrokenWay #BeTheGift
This newscaster has a mixed-race family but recently admitted his own racial bias.
Something to deeply think about…
Post of the Week from these parts here
Honestly, you sometimes don’t want New Year’s resolutions — like you need SOULutions — for a new you.
Finding this a lifeline:
the note that sparked a chain reaction #BeTheGIFT
a place where everyone is welcomed in – and giving back is their bread and butter #BeTheGIFT
No matter what went down last year… or will go down in the coming year: The victorious King of the ages
There is freedom from the chains that bind us: Jesus
…so we’re coming up on the cusp of a brand new year. Can be… intimidating. There will be resolutions & plans & words for the year. Needed ones, good ones, life-changing ones.
And just maybe… the Cliff Notes version of everything boils down to one plan, one word, one commitment, just to keep whispering this over & over again: Jesus. Time with Him, keeping company with Him, walking with Him, resting in Him, living in Him, growing in Him, changing in Him, becoming like Him.
It’s okay… deep breath. When you find yourself in the real deep end — that’s when you know He’s real. You don’t have to get overwhelmed: you only have to hold on to one thing: JESUS. And the grace of it is? He’s already holding on to you.
New Year, New You: Just Jesus….
“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17
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.