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 & your people right here:
dare you not to smile?
okay, book lovers, is this not kinda the best?
well, now — The world is just full of the best little ideas, don’t you think?
have you thanked a teacher today?
because…. sometimes, really, we all need to be rescued
it’s more important to understand who you are, rather than what you doIf you had no idea you had a temper till you had kids — you’re not alone.
500 students … singing at this hotel?
You Raise Me Up — just really beautiful
“We have learned to be more understanding of others who don’t have it as easy as we do. Autism has been humbling for us. That’s Jon’s gift to the world.”
the four seasons of Norway: absolutely breathtaking
“We really do need one another. None of us can do this alone.” #TheBrokenWay
Need a way to live given today? Tell someone they are beautiful…& watch what happens #beTheGIFT
she shares good words here: “I wanted to be sure you knew these three things.
Or at least remind you, just in case you forgot.”
a eye-opening, almost unbelievable story of forgiveness & redemption. Only God.
this beautiful story stole the internet this week:
this teacher? a big heart and even bigger memory – he’s really like like no other
Post of the Week from these parts here:
you know how you’re tired trying to navigate through all the hard things these days? How you’re trying to hold on to love through a divided world…
Yeah, I’m quietly with you & reaching out:
We could all together kinda start a little movement of Giving It Forward Today, choosing to #BeTheGIFT, living broken & given like bread out into a world down right hungry for love right now.
If you got chains? He’s a chain breaker. Amen and Amen.
This coming week? No matter the pressures, let’s just quietly exhale… and lean into Jesus. The thread of your life becomes a tapestry of abundant colors only if it ties itself to other lives. The only way to strengthen the fabric of society is to let threads of your life break away to let Christ, who is in us, weave around other threads.What if we gave up charity for solidarity?
What if we gave up giving from the top down and gave ourselves in reaching out, less the vertical and more like the horizontal beam of the cross?
All on the same beam, all of us in need of the cross, all with our own crosses.
Let’s always keep in mind? A whole world of people will decide who Jesus is — by who we are. A whole world of hurting people will decide what they think about Jesus — by how we decide to respond to the hurting.
Every single person around you, everyone you meet, everyone you cross paths with, every single one is fighting their own hard fires — so what if all decided to just be real gentle with one another and share His love.
And it isn’t having that makes us rich; it’s giving. Give sacrificially, live richly.
Maybe all we really want is more of God. Abundance of Him. And when we turn our backs on the fleeing — we turn our backs on Christ.
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.