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 extraordinary not to share: he’s captured some places that will stir your soul
now if this doesn’t make you smile?!?
they’re giving trash in the ocean a second chance: 5,000 Indian Fishermen Now Collecting Ocean Plastic to Build Roads and Prosperity
because we all need a friend
just — beautiful, in every way. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
this is the best: they’re working to get food from the people who have it to the people who need it
what a story they have…this family has been sailing around the world for 9 years
they share food and love at this tiny restaurant every Tuesday
we gathered ’round this one… can you even?!?
the wonder of this second chance
this art studio? they’re focusing on people with disabilities: “Oftentimes, people with disabilities do not realize they have gifts in the arts”
A Syrian refugee’s path to the “American Dream” – he’s now a doctor and mentoring those coming behind him
a beautifully vulnerable interview of love & loss with gymnast Shawn Johnson
you’ve got to meet her: School cafeteria worker feeds the hungry well after lunch hour ends
thank you, John Piper: How to Conquer Temptation
Post of the week from these parts here
for the women
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.
on repeat: What Would Heaven Look Like
…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.