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:
glory, glory, glory: get out and enjoy a really wonderful weekend!
so we gathered ’round this one – here’s to a huge smile
yes to this! Reading is fundamental — to the family’s happiness
maybe the best pool party you’ll see all day?
so who knew? being an alarm clock used to be a job: they were the knocker-uppers
deeply moving: Cancer, a Birthday, and a Secret Prayer
a gift like no other?
born without her left hand? someone stepped in to help in a huge way
can you even? anyone else kinda want one or two?!?
just wow: the power of forgiveness and new friendships… who can we forgive today?
what an accomplishment: he was accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges
how about one amazing virtual tour of the moon?
the whole earth is full of His glory!
she was hungry as a child — now she’s wanting to feed the world #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
they’re teaching young women with autism important skills for business and life
must read, and thank you, Jon Bloom: Unanswered Prayers are Invitations from God
“we need anointed people for the Kingdom”
“Life gets tough. And it’s nice to know somebody loves you no matter what.”
this is how 936 marbles can change someone’s life
Post of the week from these part here
What do you do when you wake up and feel like you’re not enough for your life? Or when you look out the kitchen window as dusk falls and wonder how do you live when life keeps breaking your heart?
In sixty vulnerably soulful stories, the highly anticipated The Way of Abundance moves from self-weary brokenness to Christ-focused givenness.
Christ Himself broke like bread, giving Himself to us so we might have a lifelong communion with Him. Could it be that our brokenness is also a gift to the world? These tender devotionals dare us to embrace any and all brokenness as a gift that moves us closer to the heart of God.
This gentle book does nothing less than take you on an intimate journey of the soul.
The Love Kitchen: they’re feeding both body and soul #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
“Many fail to abide because they fast from the Word instead of feed on the Word” thank you, John Piper
Rend Collective – Resurrection Day (The Story Behind the Song)
on repeat this week: Resurrection Day
…parenting is hard & beautiful,
and very, very hard & very, very beautiful,
and sometimes you just get down on the floor & weep
& there’s no shame in it — tears just saying we’re loving deep.
And it’s kinda true… parenting children you literally have to look up — keeps you parenting from the best posture of all.
Who ever expected living to mean so much joy & so much heart ache? Love & pain are the two chambers of the same heart that pump courage through the aching veins.
And it’s my heart that keeps falling as these fledgelings begin to fly. Anyone know? Where did all this glorious time go?
Parenting is really all about swallowing hard & staying soft — and mastering the art of letting go & holding on & letting come what comes. Life isn’t about slowing down how fast time goes — it’s about taking the time to slow down your life to enjoy whatever comes.
There is only so much time here. So let’s be all here today, this week.
Remembering that how we look at each other — is how we love each other. How we look into eyes is how we love each other’s hearts.
And we can know this: Every heart loves deeper — when their eyes linger longer.
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.