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:
we couldn’t stop watching
This week’s Sticky Note for Your Soul:
the depth of a mother’s love – and all ends well
now this — is kinda brilliant….
In a world where women can unfriend each other with the swipe of a finger,
what if you knew the secret to finding and keeping lasting friendships?
we all just kinda desperately need to know that — we belong
couple’s second chance shows how loves outlasts death
had to share – just breathtaking
an important read: “As a Christian, I favor national security AND refugee care”
how a deaf high school mascot is moving the crowds
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith;
sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
– William Arthur Ward
Think exhale. Think holy space. Think candles. Think more Jesus.
Think music that sounds like the voice of worship and grace and the beauty of cruciform freedom: with Dove Award Nominated vocalist Best Female Artist of the Year, Christy Nockels.
Think of an unforgettable evening daring to take The Broken Way to abundant freedom.
Think more joy, more peace, more Jesus.
This farm girl will be humbly and gratefully looking for you: TheBrokenandFreeTour.com
just kinda brilliant?! Let’s DO this — #beTheGIFT
Post of the Week from these parts here
Redefining “Boring Romance”
I Got Saved
… there are some of us who are sorta stuck here in the middle of the story, God, and we don’t know what the next chapter holds.
We’ve got no idea how our hearts are about to get broken or when, what the doctor could end up saying tomorrow, how the kids will turn out, or what’s on the next page or the one after that.
And when you’re stuck in the middle of the story? Well, honestly, it’s easy to feel at the end of your rope.
And You pull us close, real close: “I’d never forget you—never.
Look, I’ve written your names on the backs of my hands.” Isa49:16(MSG)
You’ve etched the very letters of our name, of who we are, right into You.
You haven’t forgotten us or this chapter or this story, and if You haven’t forgotten us, we’re not about to go forgetting that Your stories always work out in the end — and if things aren’t working out quite yet, it just means we’re not quite yet to the end. We’ll literally practice our faith — we’ll practice saying thanks in the middle.
Faith thanks God in the middle of the mess,
Faith thanks God in the middle of the night,
Faith thanks God in the middle of the story —
Because it believes in the relentless goodness of Him who will won’t stop writing till there’s good at the end of this story.
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.