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:
serving up some of the most creative coffee you may see in a while?
anyone else want one? sharing the wonder right here
cheering wildly: because we all need to slow down and enjoy the moments
she’s weaving her art into the fabric of cities in big ways
good words here… The Wall Between You and God’s Will
doing great things: come meet 2 women doing incredible things to preserve the seas
smiling through tears at this: Elderly man calls police for ride to visit wife in hospital
The chief says “it’s a small town so you try to help out when you can.”
can you even?!? first-time mother at the Smithsonian Zoo who couldn’t stop kissing her newborn right after she gave birth.
heart fireworks: anyone else want her ‘title’?!?
they’re sharing some of their 49 years of marriage wisdom
kinda undone here: Paralyzed Groom Marries ‘Dream’ Girl and Takes In Five Foster Children
he insists he’s not a hero – but his brave response saved many lives
first impressions never really tell the whole story
this is just so so beautiful in so many ways:
giving single moms a helping in to pursue their college dreams in a most unique way
Post of the week from these parts here
love her and the way she serves: Raising World Changers in a Changing World
a courageous story of heartache…and so much hope
These pages are for you. It’s possible — abundant joy is always possible, especially for you.
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You only get one life to love well.
good, good words from Priscilla Shirer: Do. Not. Be. Afraid.
on repeat this week: Make me your vessel, make me an offering
…so you may be wondering, how do you live through this hard thing — that’s effecting everything? How do you keep taking one step after another — when you just want to be on another road altogether?
I do get it — sometimes it’s not even about battling to win, or about battling forward. It’s about battling to breathe. Everyone’s fighting a hard battle that they’re losing — and winning is staying in the battle. You’re winning the battle — when you stay in the battle. The battle you have ahead of you is won — if you just keep your heart in the battle now.
And the truth about every blasted battle is: What feels hopeless — is where you meet more Jesus.
Breathe this in and know: All darkness has shores and there is always laughter on the other side. You have to believe this.
And when it comes — there is this catching of breath:
Nothing is ever too far gone for hope to come find you.
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.