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:
tears: sharing some good good words out of the mouth of a 4 year old
how this bakery is preparing military veterans, spouses and caregivers for lifelong success
what?!? at 90?!! he shows us you’re never to old to skydive
despite incredible odds and some setbacks — he’ll be attending the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory of Music or the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. come see his story
reflecting on the life of Barbara Bush and how she raised her family
heart stirring: remembering the love letters between George H.W. Bush and Barbara
we gathered ’round this one…glory
have you seen this one?!? wide-eyed at the gift of this family right here
profoundly spoken by a high school athlete: “If I couldn’t handle not being good at something, then how could I consider myself a successful person?”
come along for a virtual tour? the beauty of spring in the mountain meadows of Poland
‘Be kind, loving and don’t get bitter’: One black dad’s advice to his multi-racial daughters
the story of a brave soldier who is giving back in extraordinary ways
some stories stick with you for a long time… we may never know the impression we make on another
simply stunning: How Great Thou Art
one phone call of complaint? changed everything
thank you, David Platt: Is Christ Your Life?
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.
on repeat this week: Christ My Hope, My Glory
…happy weekend! So today let’s remember? No fears of the future, no regrets of the past, are worth giving permission to steal the gift of the present.
Let something steal your Joy today & you let something steal your strength. “The joy of the Lord is your strength” Ps 5:11.
Today Joy will not just happen.
Today Joy will not just come unbidden.
Every moment Joy must be taken.
Every moment Joy must be chosen.
Every moment Joy must be RECHOSEN.
Because His Joy is your OXYGEN.
And the people living plain and down to earth know it— if you let something steal your thanksgiving, you let something steal your joy, and if you let something steal your joy, you let something steal your strength.
Stepping into a new day, there’s the real hope: “Thus far the Lord has helped us…” (1 Samuel 7:14) And He won’t stop now. The real hope of the day is that it is the Lord helping you — with all the strength you need for the stretch of just. this. moment.
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.