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:
life is not an emergency, life is a gift.
don’t like to leave them behind? this couple is here to help! they took a 15,000-mile road trip to find the top dog-friendly US destinations
a remote Welsh Island with just four permanent residents
Full of understanding and practical advice, it’s a beautiful and FREE gift to working moms of all kinds.
a teacher’s love never, ever gets old
this extraordinary photographer? Wakes up at the crack of dawn to photograph insects & spiders waking up with the sunrise
tears…can you even!?! this teacher commutes to work on several bus routes: this family decided it was time to give back to the teacher who gave so much to their family over the years. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
consider joining me here next month? The Justice Institute Immigration and Advocacy
The Justice Conference believes that every Christian should pursue justice as a consistent lifestyle. At this event, we will teach you the practical steps to advocating for better national policy regarding immigration and other issues that affect marginalized people groups. Learn more here.
oh, just — deeply moved at his tears here
good stuff: Learning to See Your Single Neighbor
just so good: Steve Hartman reports every week for millions of people. But while in Liberia, he did a special report for three important people, his kids. He shows them how different life can be like for kids just like them, on the other side of the world
thank you for this, Scott Sauls: There is Dignity of EVERY Kind of Work
could not stop watching…
YES! cheering wildly: An ‘angel’ helped one struggling widow buy groceries; it was Ludacris
Crying with gratitude, she asked who he was and he said, “Just a guy.” #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
and the research is in: can money buy happiness?
Single mom working uses surprise $1,000 tip to serve kids in the local area #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
you’ve got to meet him: Brian Peterson is transforming the lives of the homeless with his portrait art
Your Life Is Not Boring yes, yes to this, Jon Bloom
tears at this perfect life-saving match
the wonder of it: frozen beauty, flowers preserved in ice
if you need to know that God is holding you together, and bringing you through…
“My anxiety does not define who I am…”
After being diagnosed with social anxiety disorder in grade school, this young woman is thriving today.
an extraordinary family miracle: never stop praying
never, ever give up
Post of the week from there parts here
The Prodigal Grandson of Billy Graham:
Tullian Tchividjian opens up about his turbulent adolescence and struggles with God and what happened to bring him back to the cross please don’t miss this
How do you live a genuinely abundant life?
In sixty vulnerably stories, the tender invitation of The Way of Abundance moves you through your unspoken broken — into the abundant life.
on repeat this week: Never been a moment…
…so, there’ll be calls today, results that come back, there’ll be headlines that make a head & heart ache, there’ll be the impossible in front of us.
But “God’s now at my side & I’m not afraid” Ps.118:6
When you have to climb the sheer face of a mountain, keep focused on the face of God. Obstacles are what take over your path only when you take your eyes off Him.
What lies in front of you is *never bigger* than the One who lives in you.
What you focus on — is what you become like. Focus on good — and you’ll see more good everywhere to focus on.
Let everything today simply be an exhale of trusting hope.
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.