Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [11.25.18]

Happy, happy, happy weekend, JUST BEFORE ADVENT!
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: 

Jelena Simic Petrovic 
Jelena Simic Petrovic 
Jelena Simic Petrovic 

you’ve gotta just take a minute to take in all the wonder of this life 

choked up here : kindness is everywhere

What should you read next?

can’t get enough of this one this week

for your encouragement: 4 ways to raise kids who love Jesus

heart kinda undone

Sabrina Boem The Catographer
Sabrina Boem The Catographer
Sabrina Boem The Catographer

she captures the love and logic of monorail cats

what a story – and it’s only just beginning: “I was just following God”

You should come!

Live in St. Louis? St. Paul, MO? New Berlin, WI? Palos Heights, IL?

Come to the best way to start off this Christmas season?

I want to meet you! 

And Christy Nockels (!) will be in the building — leading us into the very heart of the season and our Saviour

Come see us both at Night of Hope Tour: A Family Christmas!

just. so. much. love.

10 Years After Loss. Ways God Used the Death of Our Daughter…For Good

inseparable friends are the best kind of friends

Finding Hope in the Ashes:

How to Respond to the California Fires

This could be the Christmas to just be kinda crazy grateful for all the gifts around us everywhere

Let us always remember: Time is a crazy, beautiful gift

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Joni Eareckson Tada Receives New Cancer Diagnosis:

“Jesus is ecstasy beyond compare and if new hardships draw us closer to Him, I’m more than content with it.” ~Joni 

this beautiful wedding walk sorta defied all  the odds

amazed: Without Limbs He Conquered the Impossible

4 Life-Changing Holiday Words

because we’re all trying to figure out Holidays? Life? What’s Next? Where To Go?

And these 4 Life-Changing Words Are a Compass Forward.

Wish I had known just this far far sooner

He loves us, restores, us, makes us clean: this Christmas find freedom, this Christmas be seen.

JoyWares
JoyWares 
JoyWares 
JoyWares 

… that wonderful time of the year to pull out one of our most favourite family traditions:

Our 24 hole wooden Advent wreath, with Mary on a donkey, headed toward the manger and the coming of Emmanuel.

could not love this more: don’t give up. He’s always listening.

watched and sent to a few people we love: Love…is a gift

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POST OF THE WEEK FROM THESE PARTS:

Why It’s Okay For the Holidays to Start Feeling Dark

on repeat this week: Noel: the story of amazing love

yeah… just a little invite? to come experience a Christmas like never before?
Come experience a Christmas like you’ve always dreamed of…

So come Christmas morning, you haven’t missed Him?

So come Christmas morning — you’ve unwrapped the greatest gift you yearn for — more of Him.

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…so it kinda looks like: the one thing we must pray to be great at is thanksgiving — because it’s the one thing that makes God great in our lives.

And it kinda looks like: No matter what the headlines shout, the world only has two stories: bless God or curse God.

No matter what the world tries to sell, we all only get to choose from two shelves: Give God thanks or Give God the door.

No matter what we’re facing, there are always only two roads: thanksgiving to God or dismissing of God.

And you know — if you let something steal your thanksgiving, you let something steal your joy, and if you let something steal your joy, you let something steal your strength.

Let nothing steal your thanksgiving to God – so that in everything you can stand strong in God.

Bottom line: We will give thanks to God not because of how we feel, but because of who He is.

No disaster, no storm, no cancellation, no termination, no catastrophe will stop us from giving thanks.

Because we know:

No matter where we are, every thanksgiving always brings us home — because giving thanks always bringing you home to the heart of God.

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Dare to fully live!

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

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