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))!
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come and exhale? the whole earth is full of His glory….
we gathered ’round this one: made entirely with Legos
You’re invited! We’re doing it again, a seasonal virtual open house!
she’s learning that you don’t always have to fit in – love her heart here
thinking this one may bring a smile? and maybe a tear too…
love, love, love: Beauty out of brokenness right here
come & see what happens every day in the work of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
this young man understands how time is short – more than most
beautiful in so many ways: this brave 11-year-old with cancer, inspires Stanford’s basketball players
you are never too far gone – you are deeply loved. maybe share this one with a friend? powerful story here…
When this school realized many kids wouldn’t have anyone to attend a breakfast with dad event, a local pastor stepped in to help. He never imagined how many men would show up after his plea for help.
THIS: such beautiful message from Ann Graham Lotz at her father’s funeral on Friday
Post of the week from these parts here
… I kinda sat up a bit straighter and leaned in when he said it:
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102-year-old Ida Keeling experienced much of America’s history through her running career. Watch her testimony and be encouraged by her enduring faith
beautiful hearts, beautiful story: “to these kids, this feels out of this world to have a family”
perspective: never, ever give up
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You only get one life to love well.
on repeat this week: Come to the Table
…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.