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:
…yep, because we all need to be rescued
kinda wonderful: how a cat turned a grumpy grandpa’s life upside down
um, wow. who knew?
because it’s the weekend & we all need to go play: some of the very best playgrounds in the world right here
how to edit a photo in 5 minutes using Lightroom.
Don’t have that tool either? Still found this fascinating!
inspiring creatives to go make this weekend: how she creates larger-than-life abstract floral paintings
okay, so wishing we could do this for all the kids birthdays: what a perfect way to celebrate an 18th birthday!
wise words: Two Keys to Flourishing in the Digital Age
“We all seem to sense that — for good or bad — our smartphones are changing us, our habits, and our relationships.”
how these young student researchers are helping the visually impaired within a classroom
I just absolutely love these people: Commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the beloved Jesus Storybook Bible – music, art and story come together onstage for an unforgettably intimate evening of worship and celebration.
Join Amy Grant, Sally Lloyd-Jones and Ellie Holcomb for The Stories and Song Tour as they explore God’s narration, inspiring the audience to recognize the Master Story He is telling in each of our lives.
would love to see you here? Nashville, TN: April 26-28, 2017 – this is for everyone — moms, dads, nurses, teachers, pastors
we loved this: a community celebrates what they created by working together: #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
the whole earth is full of His glory #HisBeautyHeals
a welcome and beautiful interruption to a city’s normal day #HisBeautyHeals
it’s quite simple, yet extraordinary at the repair cafe: neighbor helping neighbor #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
serious soul fuel for the weekend – #youcandoHardThings
tears: on a mission to spread love to kids with cancer… #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
their words of grace and forgiveness shared here? please don’t miss
Post of the Week from these parts here
… it’s kinda a strange thing to hear that most kids want to grow up to be famous. And this one’s conversation to have when you’re bending low in dirt, planting small seeds, dirt under your fingernails:
As a mama of a little Heart Warrior — kinda undone with this one:
“God has something big in store for me. I can’t wait to see where He takes me.”
An extraordinary story of love, sacrifice, and rebirth. #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
on repeat here this week: You’re a good, good Father – it’s Who You are
…so, here’s the thing, God — just thank You for spreading
Your protecting shield over us at the end of this day.
Shielding us from the worry that keeps on pressing in,
from the fear that creeps in from behind,
from the dark that seeps up the edges.
Thank you that right now, even now, You “spread Your protection over [us]… You cover [us] with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5
Just, really — thank You for shielding us tonight, so we can rest
and not be worriers —
because You are our protecting Warrior.
For we know that worry is practicing the absence of Your presence.
And that might just be the best secret to a good night sleep:
lay all those fears & worries to rest in Him.
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.