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:
so they’re weighing in again on this: could drinking coffee lead to a longer life?
apparently this is the most viewed video on FB? Organized homemakers unite!
the boys loved this one… kinda really neat — we gathered ’round this one
an extraordinary find: Wildlife Photographer Stumbles Upon Extremely Rare “Pale Tiger”
Unforgettable: What a Dollar ($1) Gets You Around the World
anyone else wanna go? there’s an island where you can play with rescued puppies
who knew? the plight of the very hungry caterpillar
…and he learns he’s going to be a great grandpa
thank you for this, Barbara Rainey: An open letter to my sisters in Christ about marriage breakups
glory, glory, glory
Never be afraid of broken things – because Christ is redeeming everything #TheBrokenWay
#betheGIFT: come and see how this church is caring for both-and
after her wedding was called off – this bride is did this amazing thing with her reception #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
yes: fresh hope for injured veterans and their families
Really kinda life-changing: How These 3 Words can Stop What’s Stealing Your Joy —
Instead of Staying Stuck In the Competing and Comparing Rat Race
These two. Because we all need a friend #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
all or nothing: he’s been beating the odds most of his life
this is just 5 star: almost unbelievable what they’re doing #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
Exactly. This is where I’ve landed & I’m staying & it’s on repeat here:
this one will tug on your heart for days: nothing better than this kind of love
Post of the week from these parts here
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.
on repeat this week: My Victory
…the question of evil and suffering is answered in the breaking of God’s own heart too. Our broken hearts always break His. It’s the quantum physics of God: Your one broken heart always splits God’s heart in two. You never cry alone. Who knows why God allows heartbreak, but the answer must be important enough because God allows His heart to break too.
But what He gives is enough—enough courage to move up out of that pit. One small step for a woman, one giant leap for her sanity. The woman with broken kids, the friend with dying friends, the ache of a broken heart. Just take the first step. And then the next step. Courage is reaching out and taking just a bit of that iron-nail grace.
The way to find the light in the dark is to make your hand
reach out—reach out in thanks, reach out in giving. And maybe your hand has to reach out so your heart keeps beating—so someone else keeps breathing. Maybe this can be a way to keep breaking the bread and reaching out to pass it down, right through brokenness.
And all of us exhale here… and our every breath calls for You to come, Lord, please come.
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.