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 smiling
love daffodils? this one’s for you: stunning
we circled ’round this one…
some of the best acts of love right here #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
Such a great way to focus on God’s Word with a new verse and printable for every day this month!
let’s take flight on an eagle’s wings: for real
this summer? be the one
Oh the flowers! Now we can all bring wildflowers to our planners and journals.
Let’s spend the summer writing long letters and sealing them with this lovely art. They come packaged in a pretty tin box–one for me, one for a pen pal.
recycling so much joy
had to share this photography project:
“I want to tell people that yes, it’s a terrible disease…but you can still find moments of joy through it.” tears
so did you hear about this?
Rock climber Alex Honnold completes a 3,000-foot rope-free climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, on June 3. The historic event was documented for an upcoming National Geographic feature film and magazine story
happiness and hard work: at 99? he’s not slowing down
you won’t believe what she’s been doing
just so beautiful: ‘Tell them Chrissy sent you’: London victim inspires others to help homeless
after she lost her hearing: she wanted to do more with her life than just give up
Foundation 500 is a list of entrepreneurs growing their businesses in the harshest startup environments in the world.
we could do this: because life is too short to waste a chance #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
an engineer who is getting serious about giving back
every now and then I need to revisit this one: it’s just that good
Post of the week from these parts here
Dear Self and me and you and us —
Really, it’s all going to be okay.
Tuck this away to read again whenever you need to know it again:
a most powerful reading of Romans 8 with John Piper please don’t miss this
After viewing a wide range of their Bibles at their gathering center in Oklahoma, I could not be more excited about this, could not be anticipating this more: Museum of the Bible is a 430,000 square foot museum opening in Washington DC — just blocks from the Capital and the National Mall.
When it opens in November 2017, it will be the most technology advanced museum in the world — and it’s sole purpose is to get people engaged with the Bible.Join me in a movement to honor the Bible, and add your name to Museum of the Bible’s One Million Names campaign!
The Museum of the Bible’s One Million Names Wall will display the names of one million people who honor the Bible — please, be one of them, add your name to the wall? By adding your name, you are leaving a legacy and sharing your commitment to the Bible with the world.
As you make your declaration, you will be entered for the chance to win a trip to tour the museum with me (and really, you could not tour this museum with anyone more excited) before it opens to the public!
Let’s experience the emotion, inspiration and thoughts provoked by the impact, narrative and history of the Bible.
Museum of the Bible will fly you and a guest round trip to Washington D.C., provide a hotel stay for two nights, & schedule a pre-opening tour with you, so this Bible-loving farm girl can tour the museum with you. There is no entry fee or donation required to enter this drawing, but you must register to win before June 30.
If you got chains? He’s a chain breaker. Amen and Amen.
…I know you’re weary, you do hard things and you keep getting out of bed and this is always the hardest part — and you keep believing that Christ didn’t leave this world until He showed us His scars — and He won’t ever let you leave this world until you leave your most beautiful mark. To show Him.
So Just For Today — listen: you’ve got to keep going.
That card you signed and sealed and put in the mail, the way you smiled and nodded to the white-crowned woman bent over the still-green bananas, the way you dug around in the dirt and and left that seed or that gift of the knees and that prayer whispered for a stranger or that glass of water you handed to someone and winked because you just knew — You’ve got to remember: we don’t know when and how we are leaving the greatest marks on the world. It all matters.
Believe it: Every tremor of kindness might erupt in a miracle on the other side of the world.
And the only way to ever leave beauty marks on the world is with bits of yourself — and at time this will hurt. Things of realest beauty don’t bring us glory — but Him glory.
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.