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:
maybe the best days start like this?
they’ve got it right: love really is the best treatment
“Lord, Set Me Free from Fear” thank you for this, Jon Bloom
because we all need a friend
“My mindset is always, ‘What’s something simple that I can do that’ll have a positive impact on my block and my neighborhood’?
wait for it
in awe: One of America’s oldest servers hasn’t slowed down yet. This is quite the story – don’t miss this one
for every parent: you’re gonna fly
so many reasons to be thankful each day
glory, glory, glory
Derek used lacrosse to build relationships with students like Zac and invited them to hear the gospel. Because of this, Zac’s life was transformed, and he realized Lent wasn’t about fasting for the sake of fasting—it was fasting to get more of Christ.
“…we were strangers, gathering to solve something. It occurred to me that a circle of women, with a mission, can save the world. I will never forget that moment.” #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
sometimes innocent questions are the very best
he’s onto something here
“I know the malignancy of the soul. And He has a name — and His name is Jesus.” Kathie Lee Gifford boldly & beautifully sharing the Gospel, as she thanks Billy Graham for bringing her whole family to salvation in Christ.
Immigrants? What to think? When women like @
BethMooreLPM and @ KayWarren1 and @ JoniandFriends & so many wise sisters open their Bibles with a word about those who are vulnerable — it’s worth listening:
a vulnerable share about depression: “Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He is not afraid of the depths to come get us. Maybe this water is not something that God is trying to teach me how to tread or to escape, but maybe this water is somewhere where He is trying to create something brand new in me… and so He is taking His time to teach me that as a new creation, He is all the air that I need.”
mom is fighting for acceptance for her son: “It’s his right to live in this world. I’m going to stand up for him.”
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he shares some good words here
we really do need each other
on repeat this week: Walking on Water
deep breath & smile — and the happy, relief of the whole shebang is? No one gets to joy by trying to make everything perfect.
One only arrives at joy by seeing in every imperfection all that is joy.
In the midst of all that’s been imperfect this week, there’s the perfect mercy of Jesus & when you can count on Him to be with you, to carry you, to hold you?
Yeah, you can just go face your weekend with JOY — No more saying sorry for being you, and more gratitude for being — just as you are, imperfect, in process, in Him.
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.