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:
just too beautiful not to share … my soul needed this
we all need a friend
I think she’s onto something here: Color + Texture without much money or commitment. Yes, Please.
wow: treehouses like maybe you’ve never seen the likes of before?!
good words here: If I Were 22 Again
could not love this more: because we all just want to belong
“When love is the way, we treat each other like family.” YES, yes, yes!
can you imagine?!? he’s traveling the world solo and without his sight
how these customers are pitching in to help a grocery store clerk of 30 years? #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
kinda the best: a program that adapts toy cars to help children with disabilities
“I believe the Lord put him here for that reason. He was impressed to do it, and he did it.”
tears at this one: it can be hard to say good-bye
stunning: 4.5 million baby blue eyes
she’s sharing her about her 20 year struggle with anorexia, hoping to bring the darkness into the light for others
he’s handing out hope: “don’t forget to show love”
Here Breathing. too good to miss
What a Mother Actually Really Wants
LOVE this: An everyday errand turned into a beautiful testament to the power of generosity
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 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.
yes: rocket fuel for weary mamas
deeply moving: These believers have not let war and displacement interrupt their ministry
on repeat this week: Grace to Grace
yeah, I get it: You want a do-over. You wanted to be better.
Never once did you ask to come stumbling into this with all this baggage — all this mess that your parents sent you packing with, all these unhealthy-coping mechanisms, all these triggers, all this unspoken broken.
What you really want, desperately, wildly, in spite of everything — is for them to remember the good…. to remember enough of the times you whispered, “I Love You” … to know how many times you broke your heart and how how hard you really tried.
So… could someone maybe just wrap up … a bit of Grace for us today?
If we’re being honest? What every mother wants, her most unspoken need — is a truckload of Grace.
Grace that buries her fears that her faith wasn’t enough, and that her faults were too many. Grace that washes her dirty wounds and wounds the devil’s lies. Grace that says she doesn’t have to try to measure up to anyone else because Jesus came down — and He measures her as good enough, as worthy enough, as loved more than enough.
That is all … believe it today: You don’t have to be awesome and do everything. You simply have to believe that the One who is Awesome loves you through 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.