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:
the best: stunning look alikes?!?
stumbling over some very old fossils: what a find!
extraordinary octopus takes to land
never too old to love
at 101? she breaks a world running record what can we go do today?
so who knew about this one? a city rooftop farm like you’ve never seen before
after this pizzeria was robbed? they turn around and offer this #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
gather the family for this one? can you even?! a rare full circle rainbow was spotted this week
“What I’ve found is that when you’re real, people come out of the (woodwork). I remember back in 2011, when I first left McLean Hospital (in Belmont, Mass). I told everyone, ‘this is what I’ve been dealing with.’ Then I had a teammate pull me aside to say, ‘thank you…you just gave me the courage to be braver and deal with this.”
a very special gift for a very special mom
how this store reached out to a mom and her son with autism #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
glory: around our world in 343 days
his artistic creations may disappear daily – but they’re still leaving behind many memories
what she did on a recent flight?
they’re reuniting the homeless with their families through social media
“every parent of a special needs child should never underestimate what their young person can do”
…just as rain comes from the sky to break forth new life, this can also break us free from all the emptiness:
I think he’s onto something here #BeThe GIFT #TheBrokenWay
Because it’s never too late to love: Download your July G.I.F.T list & be part of the joy we all need?
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: Even when it hurts…I will only sing Your Praise
…it’s a hard world out there & everyone’s fighting their own hard fires — so go gentle today.
“Be gentle with one another, sensitive.” Eph.4:31MSG
Maybe break free of your comfort zone and do something, touch someone, give something, help someone, pray for someone, serve someone, #betheGIFT for someone. This week, the world needs people to open their front door and love big right where they are, however they can — and we’re on it.
And the thing is? Sometimes helping other people — helps our own wounds.
“Help others get ahead… lend a helping hand.” Phil2:4MSG
Because we’re not really here to help ourselves to more — we’re here to help others to real life. Never doubt it: The way to break into the abundant life is to live broken – life’s not about choosing a lifestyle, but a way to serve.
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.