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:
“I want students to see for themselves the value that travel has. When students put themselves in another world, they discover themselves at a new level.”
because we all need a friend
it was 10 years in the making: how this community dims it’s lights – to appreciate the beauty of the night sky
you must come see how he’s training young homeless people
first impressions never really tell the whole story
Grace is a gift
so did you know? these are just a few of the lasting effects exercise can have on the brain
and he’s mentoring kids along the way
how can churches care for and support the missionaries they have sent out?
‘Do the unexpected’. That’s what this graduating senior with autism, who is normally nonverbal, wants everyone to remember through his powerful speech which got a standing ovation from his classmates
the extraordinary efforts of a 10 year old to honor another
YES: He is an Expectation-Exceeding God. Thank you for this, Christine Caine
The world feels like it is on fire. Kinda everywhere. And it’s kinda really worth it to figure out how to breathe hope right into the face of dragons:
Grateful for the work of World Relief as they empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable
For more than 70 years they have they have touched the lives of millions of people in more than 100 countries
just so good: This is the story of how one daughter made her father question everything
singer and songwriter Zach Williams’ shares his story of surrendering to Jesus
on repeat this week: Fear is a Liar
…sometimes it’s ridiculously hard to know how to live through the stuff we’re facing in our life and in our world — & you know, maybe this is it, just this on our Friday: “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving” and experience that in His “presence there is fullness of joy” Ps100:4, Ps.16:11
Gratitude will always move you past gates & into the presence of God — and in His presence is fullness joy!
There are three small keys to open the door to joy: “Thank. You. God.”
Joy is always possible as long as thanks is possible — and there is always, always, always something to be thankful for! Deep breath–it’s going to be a pretty amazing day and weekend: You get to decide how joyFUL you’ll be because you get to decide how grateFUL you’ll be.
We will GIVE THANKS for new mercies, we will GIVE THANKS for amazing grace & we will GIVE THANKS to our God who is always GOOD & we are always loved & there is always, always, ALWAYS something to be THANKFUL FOR.
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.