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:
calling all dogs!
so who knew?!?
so this could change everything: Science Says 1 Minute of This Kind of Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Jogging
anyone else want one?
go dance like’s nobody’s watching today!
what he searched and found in his free time for her? #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
Take a minute to be amazed by the brightness & joy of a little girl who won’t let her illness keep her down…
just — so much love for his new bride
thank you, The Village Church: Why We Should Read the Bible With Kids
“The moment we say don’t give me doctrine, don’t give me all that Bible stuff, just give me Jesus, just strip it down to the basics — is the moment we become culpable of a fallacy. The Bible is the very book on which Jesus based His entire life.” ~Scott Sauls
just wow: he saved 5 lives in just 2 days
glory, glory, glory
never, ever, ever give up
oh, the joy of serving #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
praying for Liz Curtis Higgs…I could not love her more
C’mon, be honest — you sometimes gotta wonder if God’s dropped His cosmic phone, lost track of the blasted time.
I’m serious: How long, for crying out loud, God — how long do we have to hope before You help? How long do we have to plead before You provide?
For all of us who are brutally honest? I kinda recorded a bit of a podcast:
THIS…who can we go love today? #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay
Because it’s never too late to love: Download your September 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.
yes, yes, yes: The Cross has the final word
…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
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