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 right here:
life is not an emergency, life is a gift. go enjoy your weekend!
and we’re smiling
they’re on to something here: This simple solution to smartphone addiction is now used in over 600 U.S. schools
first hops are always the best
beautiful: because we all need to be rescued sometimes
“Second-hand is often my first choice when it comes to finding items to use in our home.”
this takes walking your dog to a whole new level
so who knew!?! maybe tell a friend?
heard about this? Johann Sebastian Bach’s Bible was recently discovered – we gathered ’round this one
“Family is important, she said, along with church, getting an education and forming friendships. And, of course, staying busy.”
now how fun is this?
a shout out to dads doing great things!
heart bursting for this event! it would be a joy to meet you here!
who doesn’t like a good transformation story: building a home from an old school bus
just beautiful: Sisters Separated for 47 Years Meet for the First Time
a welcomed second chance at life
Snowboarder goes from coma to the winter Olympics – what a journey here
too good not to share: embrace your struggle, it’s an opportunity to grow
keep coming back to this one:
Freedom is Risky…thank you for this, Christine Caine
Post of the week from these parts here
his smile is changing the world
this welcome home? never, ever gets old
tears here: There is tremendous joy in making others happy, despite our own situations #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
These pages are for you. It’s possible — abundant joy is always possible, especially for you.
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You only get one life to love well.
let’s just go exhale here for a few minutes?
on repeat this week: My Victory
…every single day has a bit of it’s own now-traumatic stress disorder. Maybe now is the time to look at that wrinkling face in the mirror and touch that cheek gentle and whisper, “It really is okay. So you are broken. Be brave. Let yourself be loved.”
Always remember: Peace is a Person. No one can steal Peace from you. And nothing can steal you from Him.
You can’t turn the calendar pages and think you’ve messed it up, you can’t hold up any measuring stick and think you’ve botched it so bad, that you lose Peace, that you can’t get Peace, that you can’t find Peace. If you have Christ – nothing can steal your peace.
If Worry is practicing the absence of God’s presence —
then let’s just hold the grace of practicing the presence of Him
whose very name is Peace.
Peace is never a place — but always a Person.
Practicing keeping company with Him, Peace… just might make every place worry-free today.
“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus… ” Rom8:1
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.