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:
have you hugged your people today?
so much love: “It was the perfect representation of what love is. It was unselfish. It was 98 degrees and he’s sitting next to the pavement, which is also warm, and he’s feeding his wife ice cream because she’s disabled.”
…because we all needs friends like this — to love through the difficult
we found this fascinating: how airlines schedule flights
Can’t stop thinking about this: “The more time teens spend looking at screens, the more likely they are to report symptoms of depression.”
so? did you know?
an unexplained gift
Practicing, Believing, and Walking in Faithfulness thank you for this, Sally Clarkson
newborn clings to mom in first moments of life — tears here
compassionate police officer gives a young man a second chance
they only see ability – no disabilities, as they reach new heights
what a beautiful way to live
long for some quiet? this one’s for you: The 12 Most Breathtaking And Secluded Places On Earth
She doesn’t know how to tell her friends that her father is in jail. But one organization gives kids like Kayla a chance to just be a kid again – and to let her know she’s not the only one.
“It’s more than about being an officer, it is about being a person, a person in a position to give back”
this right here? just wow: “He sacrificed his own spot to give it to me. Something that’s pretty rare nowadays.”
they’re bringing dignity to the homeless by building this in their parking lot — love pouring out
kinda undone: what a story — what a journey
because our beauty doesn’t come from the external
“It’s definitely a privilege to be riding…or even living.”
Her 2nd chance is the ride of her life
you’ve got to meet her: Dr. Audrey Evans — a woman who cared
Because it’s never too late to love: Download your August 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:
So… could someone just wrap up … a bit of Grace for us?
If we’re being honest? What every mother wants, her most unspoken need — is a truckload of Grace.
Grace that buries her fears that her faith wasn’t enough, and that her faults were too many. Grace that washes her dirty wounds and wounds the devil’s lies. Grace that says she doesn’t have to try to measure up to anyone else because Jesus came down — and He measures her as good enough, as worthy enough, as loved more than enough.
That is all … believe it today: You don’t have to be awesome and do everything. You simply have to believe that the One who is Awesome loves you through everything.
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.