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:
the earth is truly full of His glory everywhere: take the time to ponder it…
they’re living off the grid on a homemade island – anyone else wanna visit?
you’ve gotta come see these instruments he’s made – 400 of them, with the parts collected from the garbage
really — beauty can be made from anything, anywhere
a beautiful story defying many odds…
unbelievably inspiring: thousands of ordinary people are writing letters to strangers who need encouragement. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
you’ve got to meet Doris Jones: a 90 year old armchair archaeologist unearthing history
what a story here: ‘On a Mission’ shows kids world outside their neighborhoods
free ticket to glory, glory, glory right here and you know your soul kinda needs this exhale
for everyone: The Story of Easter
learn more about how we can respond to the current refugee crisis
the kid no one would pick? Is now everyone’s hero
he struggled with severe ADHD: come see what completely changed his life
“Even in the midst of our darkest, deepest times, when we’re in the trenches, God is still good and He’s still faithful — even when it’s really dark.”
tears: father meets daughter’s heart recipient who wanted to thank him
LOVE this …the wonder of a heart is full of compassion #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
As Jesus Christ lies in the tomb, tomorrow is coming!
… a woman turned to me in a car and asked me what I didn’t see coming in the least…and I sat there, fixed and yet a kind of jarred, broken, staring out the windshield, heart unshielded.
Yeah, maybe a bit exposed:
I Will Rise:
“We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4 (NIV)
Wear His Armor…thank you, Priscilla Shirer… we all need this
on repeat this week: Reckless Love
… on the night that He went to the Upper Room,
He was ready to go to the lowest
to reach every single one of the bruised & battered.
On the night He wrung sweaty, bloody prayers out of His soul in the garden,
He wanted the heart of us broken and the will of the Father
more than He could stand being without any one of us.
” ‘And on the night He was BETRAYED…
He broke bread & lifted it up & GAVE THANKS.’ (1Cor.11:23)
And, I’m telling you — If Jesus can give thanks IN THAT?
Then, even in this busted & hurting world, we can look to Him
& give thanks in EVERYTHING.
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.