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:
okay, thinking this might be kind the best way to start off an adventuresome weekend
so — how did you do?
… um — why didn’t we think of this before?
go ahead — try to stop watching this one
kinda heart fireworks
human connection is making a big difference right here #beTheGIFT
So on the Stack on the Farm here:
“To get to the place where God can be enough — we have to first admit we aren’t.”
Jennie Allen has written an unforgettable, life-changing manifesto for the soul, the exhale of relief every soul needs that is nothing short of completely liberating: Nothing to Prove
“But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned —
we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few.”
Heather Avis’s story has forever changed mine — start here.
“It turns out, actually – get this – Jesus is looking specifically for the people who can’t get their act together.
We are exactly the kind of people God is looking for. We are exactly the kind of people God is using. We are exactly the kind of people God loves.”
this ‘Garden of Light’ Installation Honors Nurses of the terminally ill — for their dedication to “bringing light in the darkest hours.” #beTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
catching up with one special young man: turning grief into smiles
a mystery solved — and one father freed
straight up: The World Needs Us To Do This Hard & Holy Thing
Labor of Love: husband builds a safe place for his wife who is allergic to everything.
They have a love than transcends every barrier life has put between them
cherish — those right in front of us. Who doesn’t need this one?
on repeat here this week: Lord, I need You, every hour I need You…
Post of the week from these parts here:
Deep breath, new week — and the happy, relief of the whole thing is? No one gets to joy by trying to make everything perfect.
One only arrives at joy by seeing in every imperfection all that is joy.
“My brethren, count it all joy…” James 1:2-4
In the midst of the imperfect, there’s the perfect mercy of Jesus, and when you can count on Him to be with you, to carry you, to hold you?
Yeah, you can just go face the day with JOY — God’s got your back. And always remember: Perfectionism isn’t a fruit of the Spirit—joy is. Patience is. Peace is.
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.