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:
ummm…wow! they’re celebrating his 146th birthday?!
we had to watch this one twice: sorta amazing
This week’s Sticky Note for Your Soul:
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she gave up perfection: and realized daily life can be extraordinary
come away for a bit? for a virtual tour showing the splendor of Iceland…
(you literally have no idea how badly I want to go)
How to Give Your Home a Fresh Start Without Joy-Spark Testing Everything You Own (this was the catalyst of a complete day of deep cleaning, organizing and “hushing” the farmhouse here)
an honest discussion on how we eliminate prejudice
I. Love. These. Two. : sharing some wise thoughts right here
because sometimes we need to take the time to explore our world: love this one
her son’s heart lives on
Stack of books on the Farm
“No matter your past or your future, the depth of your sin or the mistakes that you’ve made, the weariness of your soul or the obstacles in your path, you can experience God’s love right here, right now, right where you are. And that’s the beauty of grace.”
“Nathan was different. From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity and uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens—one that often caused him to be labeled as “bad,” “troubled,” or someone in need of “fixing.””
… A charming and heartwarming true story for anyone who has ever longed for a place to belong.
Prayer: … returning to this one.
“Prayer is awe, intimacy, struggle—yet the way to reality. There is nothing more important, or harder, or richer, or more life-altering. There is absolutely nothing so great as prayer.”
“God can take your own weaknesses and turn them into strengths as He draws you outside the safety of yourself and into the glorious whirlwind of His plan for your life.”
Happiness: … and revisiting this one:
“Our degree of happiness in life largely depends on: the amount of happiness we believe should be rightfully ours our ability to find delight in a fallen world God will redeem our ability to see the little things—the ten thousand reasons for happiness that surround us that we easily ignore.”
a special float at the Rose Parade: there’s always hope
Maybe no question is more pressing these days than: how do you live brave and unafraid? It can be unexpectedly simple:
Post of the week, right here:
“No matter what he does, he will give back.” #BetheGIFT
it bears repeating: anything is possible
Carrie Underwood sang at Passion Conference 2017: Something in the Water #Passion2017
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one on repeat this week: Our God
How can it be? When we feel abandoned, alone, and ashamed, Christ envelops us with His intimate grace, always. So here’s the thing to remember today — the light never stops coming for us, beckoning us.
That place where you feel abandoned by everyone — is really where God has placed You to be met by Someone — Him.
That place that feels like abandonment — is placement.
That place where you feel thrown away — is about being placed because His way of healing wholeness is coming for you always.
You are never abandoned in a place to be forgotten — you were placed in this place to be found.
Believe it: His love’s around us everywhere.
If only we could all wear a heart right across the center of us so there was always this knowing: God has not forgotten you. God has not abandoned you. God’s love is around you everywhere.
He comes again, always again, Jesus whispering over everything else, “Do not be afraid—I am with you.”
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.