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:
you know you need to exhale & enjoy all this wonder
so who knew?
he’s started his own recycling business and encourages all of us to keep up the good work
can. you. even??!!!
you’ve gotta see! 15+ Of The Best Entries For The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2018
so much good right here…
The Trashless Town: “we are powerless to effect change if we begin by saying it can’t be solved”
come see how he’s visiting Earth’s untouched corners
good news: He Will Carry You Through the Fire
Water gives life “…more abundantly.” (John 10:10) – Compassion International
feeding the homeless is the highlight of his life
tears: letters from parents to their grads
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.
Seeking Stillness: One of the quietest rooms in the world
“God, where are You? Do You even care? Why am I going through this?”
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.
After being wrongly imprisoned for 15 years, she is embarking on a new life #TheBrokenWay #BeTheGift
Your Weakness is Not a Setback
on repeat this week: What a Friend
…maybe, if we’re honest, it feels like there’s been a lot of burned down hopes & dreams & we’re walking through a whole lot ashes lately, and in the midst of our honesty & brevity maybe all we can murmur is just “Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit with us” (Ps. 51)
And in the midst, there’s His Gentle Word: “God will supply every need of yours” Phil. 4:19
You don’t need to be perfect,
You need to simply feel His perfect love.
You don’t need to be in control
You need to simply be in Christ.
You don’t need to be more —
because He is all you need.
Revel in how loved you are today.
Yeah, sure, you’re infinitely messier than you dare admit but that doesn’t change the Truth one bit:
*You are infinitely more loved than you ever dared dream.*
“Do you think anyone can drive a wedge between you & Christ’s love for you? No way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred —
absolutely NOTHING can get between you & God’s love because of the way that Jesus has embraced you.” Ro. 8:31MSG
That’s Real Love today: Jesus. has. embraced. you.
So no matter what the world may be selling today, Jesus wraps you close: You are infinitely more loved than you ever dared dream.
Feel the forever embrace of that.
It’s sorta the greatest relief: You don’t have to be awesome & do everything today.
You simply have to believe that the One who is Awesome loves you through everything.
Full stop. That’s it. Takes the pressure right off!
“Make yourselves at home in My love.” John 15:9 MSG
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.