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 this may be a first?
to hear your father’s voice? the best
how this custodian greets students with high-fives every Friday? because we all need to be encouraged
we circled ’round this one: who she found on her hike on The Appalachian Trail?!
yes, yes, yes
when people randomly match artwork? you gotta come see what this photographer found
just so beautiful: He has chosen you for me
how a teacher made his students cry…
sad beginnings but happy endings
thank you, John Piper: “Deep, humble dependence on God has produced world-changing achievements.”
oh my goodness … to have the heart and deep compassion of a child
It was then, finally, through the eyes of a blind child, that I could see the problem was not with the world. The problem was me
“You can wallow in your pain and cry all day and not get out of bed which is quite easy to do…but it’s even easier to wallow in the hope and to know that Jesus is walking with you the whole time. I’m ready to take on the next battle because I know He stands before me and He stands behind me — and all of us.”
glory, glory, glory
“It was people that helped, that went out of their way to provide grace to me. That made the difference.”
almost unbelievable what this Marine Veteran is doing
“My mission is still the same — make a difference in the world”
to every single parent: be encouraged
He saw Jesus
… people you love are hurting? And you’re praying for people you love to be healed? Maybe we all need to get brutally honest — & maybe this heals a bit of our hearts:
“If you pursue Jesus every day, you will have no fear of tomorrow. Even death will have no sting.” don’t miss this?
Because it’s never too late to love right where you are:
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.
I am not alone
…in the wait, whatever you lose, don’t lose heart — you never lose what lasts forever. You’ve got to believe it: whatever is being lost momentarily, more is being gained eternally.
In the wait, if you shift the way you see — and see that the wait could make you into the person you’ve been waiting to become.
If you’re waiting on God — do what waiters do: serve.
Break free of your comfort zone and do something, touch someone, give something, help someone, pray for someone, serve someone, #betheGIFT for someone. You can’t be a world changer until you serve. In serving, you are served a feast of what you’re longing for. Because the One who loves you steadfastly, stood fast at the cross for you, so now stand fast for Him.
“Each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms… Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help.” 1Peter4:10 NIV, MSG.
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.