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:
because we all need a friend
because some of us need an everyday hero
10 Absolutely Stunning Street Transformations
This snowy owl floating on ice could be the most majestic thing you’ll see today?
“The rock is Jesus. He’s the rock I built my life on. I’m here to share the good news that God loves you…with an all-consuming fire of a love. And He’s waiting for you to come to Him.”
oh wow — the photography here! Come see and maybe vote for the Reader’s Choice winner for the Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest!
so folks are flocking to Alabama to get a glimpse of this ‘one in a million’ yellow cardinal
seeing his world through color for the first time
a jaw dropping story here: Stranger’s kidney donation sets off chain reaction that’s hard to believe
#BeTheGift #The BrokenWay
Nothing but the blood of Jesus…
‘treat everyone like you know them’
How student journalists are telling their own story after Parkland shooting
because there are times when we need each other
just go ahead — and shine your light!
He was born without legs. Now he’s a world record holder – and he has some encouraging words to share
Esther Havens for Africa New Life
Post of the week from these parts here
A woman’s life withers or expands
in proportion to how much she risks opening her heart
And it takes courage to stand against evil toward women, but even more so to stand against the indifference toward the plight of women.
a beautiful friendship that crosses cultures and continents
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you’ve got to meet him: Hippie Jack — he brings hope and help to the neediest
on repeat this week: Never Too Far Gone
…when you’re between God and a hard place, it’s God’s presence that transforms every hard place. Presence transforms place.
When you’re between God and a hard place — turning toward His face changes the place. Place turns to grace when turned toward His face.
When you’re between God and a hard place — press closer into Him and let the warmth of His beating heart keep yours soft.
Wherever God has you right now — you can have as much of God as you ever wanted. Wherever God has you, you can have God. This is always the greatest saving grace.
So remember this today: whatever place you’re in is a place of God. And when you’re in a place of God, you cannot displace your courage. Christ is for you, with you, in you!
You can’t be courageous unless you first have courage — and Christ is all your courage.
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.