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:
just in case you’re always wanted to know? the art of making mini donuts.
So what a shot this one turned out to be
can’t help but love this dad
so? how is this possible?
because sometimes we all need to be rescued
she’s living against the odds: and making the moments count
just had to share: their 18 month trip to Iceland? anyone else really wanna go?
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
at 3 years old? she read 1,000 books. at 4? she doubled that. I just love her.
you’ve got to meet him: Jim Ford. #beTheGIFT
Post of the Week from these parts here
Can’t. Get. This. Out. Of. My. Head: how to always make your life bearable: the 1 question you have to ask
kindness goes a long way…#beTheGIFT
one not to miss here…”for who can have victory over God? No one.”
Hope to the Nations:
how you can’t be wrecked by what you’re ready for [#WRT]
So we dreamed up — a BOOK CLUB! Join us this year for #WRT: We Read Toge(s)ther: 1 year. 12 books. For such a time as now.
We can do this toge(s)ther — 1 year — 12 books. We are where we are for a reason and a purpose and now, now, is our time to make a difference, change our world, and join Him in changing the world.
…and with reading & good books in mind? just had to share this one:
Our year to BREAK FREE. Let’s do this…. want to do this with you:
The Broken Way is a new FREE six-week online Bible study, where you will discover that…
- wholeness and brokenness are not opposites
- the abundant life you crave is found in the broken pieces of your life, and
- you don’t have to be afraid of broken things, because Christ is redeeming everything.
Sign up for the study now and we’ll get started THIS week – Monday, January 23! I’ll kick things off with a FREE online event on Monday with all of our online Bible study participants. And we’re making the companion study videos available to you for FREE. All 6 beautiful, raw, vulnerable sessions!
Register now and get the schedule, free downloads, and all the great bonuses you need to get started right away — Please be in with us? You’re needed and wanted and belong.
This is our year — our year — to BREAK FREE!
There is freedom found when we lay our secrets down at the cross…
…don’t ever get it backwards: Brokenness is always the beginning. Repentance, good brokenness, is the only way to progress in this life because growth only happens through the seed broken open. Have you ever stood in the majesty of an oak that didn’t come from a busted seed?
Jesus turns to our questions of why—why this brokenness, why this darkness?—and says, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.”
There’s brokenness that’s not about blame.
There’s brokenness that makes a canvas for God’s light.
There’s brokenness that makes windows straight into souls.
Brokenness happens in a soul so the power of God can happen in a soul.
The whole suffering world rings with the comfort of it,
how His nailed scarred hands cup our faces, hold our hurting hearts & He whispers: “I know… I know. Me too. Me too.”
We never cry alone.
Never, ever alone.
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.