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 who knew!?!
at 94? he’s learning that it’s hard to be lonely if you surround yourself with kids
everyone we meet throughout our day can make a difference: here’s to a great school year!
so what do you think? Five Reasons To Wear The Same Thing Every Day
Shaped by Time: glory, glory glory
so we circled ’round this one…who knew? Trees with “Crown Shyness” Mysteriously Avoid Touching Each Other
college scholarship awarded to player not for his abilities – but for his kindness
We cheering loudly for this one #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
love what they’re doing at this coffee shop #beTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
The Damsel and the Villain: powerfully spoken
because every child, especially a child in a refugee camp, should have the chance to just be a kid
UNDONE: After 73 years of marriage, this old man sings to his dying wife their favorite song
Oh God, forgive any faith that’s about moral one-upmanship rather than tear-stained repentance. Busted & praying with @BethMooreLPM
they gathered 50 people and asked them one question:
just — a love like this…
While Alzheimer’s may be stealing the memory of 67-year-old Steve Goodwin, he refuses to let the disease steal his music
… so, this unexpectedly happened when I found myself in ICU with heart failure this summer:
kinda undone: come see how he is choosing to serve #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
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.
Just hold on — and I’ll find you
… yeah, heart failure this summer has kinda made it clear:
Life’s detours means God wants you to run right into His arms so He can reconstruct your heart.
Lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to all the blinking monitors, all I can think is:
You only get so much time before here is over. There is only so much time.
There’s only so much time to forgive, to wipe slates clean, to make things right when you’ve gotten things wrongs.
There is only so much time to make love your life.
And this I’ve come to know: sometimes when it feels like things are falling apart — we’re all just really falling into the arms of God.
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.