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:
because we all need a friend…
he found that doing small things can save lives #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
Marine meets newborn baby for first time…
this young employee’s selfless compassion has changed lives
looking for imperfectionists, cozy minimalists, autumn-appreciators, and crunchy-leaf-lovers!
strangers across the globe – make this one together
can you even?!? sometimes we just need someone to see something in us we can’t see ourselves
the backwards bike experience: knowledge does not always equal understanding
Fascinating research on our brains
God Will Sustain You a Day at a Time thank you, Vaneetha Rendall Risner
THIS: an immigrant-owned restaurant in DC always has its doors open for those in need
Kinda Undone: a beautiful town that believes that a simple passion done with unconditional love deserves a bit of recognition
she’s giving burn survivors their confidence back
October is coming!
Maybe in this new month, we all just need the gift of Joy… a bit of Hope? To stand together — FOR each other — knowing that an act of kindness, giving it forward, can be more powerful than any sword in starting movements that move us all toward Love.
Want the gift of light breaking into all the broken places, into all the places that feel kinda abandoned? These pages are for you. It’s possible — abundant joy is always possible, especially for you. Break free with the tender beauty of The Broken Way & Be The Gift …
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You only get one life to love well.
What to do when sin starts rising
In sixty vulnerably stories, the tender invitation of The Way of Abundance moves you through your unspoken broken — into the abundant life.
some wise words spoken by Paul Harvey more than 50 years ago: “If I were the devil…”
on repeat this week: Nobody Loves Me Like You
…so yeah, there’s a whole lot of us who are hurting over broken hearts, God, and we’re broken over hurting bodies & hard decisions & big messes & then go ahead and throw any of the headlines in, & frankly, it’s easy to be just undone around here on earth.
And Your nail scarred hands cup our faces tonight & You point to the Cross,
The Cross that redeems the rejected & remakes the undone,
the Cross that is Your way of mending our broken hearts
by breaking Your heart in two & saying: “Me too.”
No matter how we don’t understand the why of suffering,
we know that the God who went to the Cross,
He knows suffering & He suffers with us. We never suffer alone.
Whatever mess I am in… I can exhale relief: I have a Messiah who meets me in it, won’t leave me in it, and will carry me through it!
There is never, ever, ever anything to ever fear:
Our. God. is. Here.
We never cry alone.
Never, ever alone.
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.