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:
choked up here : kindness is everywhere
can’t get enough of this one this week
for your encouragement: 4 ways to raise kids who love Jesus
heart kinda undone
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?
just. so. much. love.
inseparable friends are the best kind of friends
Finding Hope in the Ashes:
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
“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
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.
He loves us, restores, us, makes us clean: this Christmas find freedom, this Christmas be seen.
… that wonderful time of the year to pull out one of our most favourite family traditions:
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
POST OF THE WEEK FROM THESE PARTS:
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 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.
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.