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:
because sometimes you just have to break out in song, wherever you are
and maybe one of the best gifts is?
our gift to you for The Greatest Christmas!
reunions like this — are just kinda the very best
anyone else wanna go? beautiful Finland under the Northern Lights
a high school student with size 13 feet was wearing size 10 shoes — his school surprised him with this. #BeTheGIFT
Kinda my favourite — I need this one every single year… It isn’t Christmas for me without this one
“…we discovered that this was our mission in life and our hope is that we can inspire other people to share their kindness” #beTheGIFT
coffee. changing lives.
Free Stress-Free Holiday Sticky Notes for Your Soul right here:
…so just for you, here are my absolute favorite things from this year, from our hearts and home to yours:
Simply — I just love this: JOY
And there’s a whole tribe of us weary & just —
& make room for a bit of Hope.
Yeah — desperately that:
always good to keep on repeat: He Shall Reign Forevermore
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
never a Christmas without this one… absolutely exquisite
…these disappointments we can’t even talk about —
they might just go ahead & try to make us bitter,
and these banged up expectations of ours,
of all that we had expected things would look like — but don’t — might keep on trying to make us guarded & hard…
and the dreams we can’t even tell anybody about, but feel pretty bruised right about now, they might be trying to convince us to just give up… we can feel You touch us, how You lift our chins slow, how You speak right into us:
“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jer. 29:11MSG
And Your Word touches us. Touches us like a gentle salve tonight in the sorest places… And we feel it: Hope is the salve that keeps our broken hearts soft.
Believe it: When you can’t touch bottom is when you touch the depths of God.
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.