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 sometimes? we all need to snuggle
The Greatest Sermon Nature Ever Gave
so who knew?!?
cheering wildly at this idea: they’re turning baskets courts into work of art… together as community
what. a. ride.
Archaeologists discover even more remarkable biblical scenes on the floor of a 1,600-year-old synagogue in Israel
for parents: Force creates resistance. But great relationships build autonomy
thank you for these words, Scott Sauls:
perspective… and kindness right here
so she’s really onto something here: The pop-up supper clubs helping to tackle homelessness in London
because we are the hands and feet
enjoy the ride, friends!
pause and ponder right here: O Holy Night
…it’s a crazy ole beautiful, hurting world out there & it can feel like it’s getting crazier & more desperate for HOPE by the minute.
It’s high time for some HOPE people — some HOPE people who believe things can really change for the better, who HOPE for impossible things to turn around, who HOPE for better days ahead:
just released: The Christmas Song
… that wonderful time of the year to pull out one of our most favourite family traditions:
please don’t miss this one:
After a tragic accident, a family’s faith stands as their only hope for a miracle
And we all get to begin together TODAY,December 1!!
yes, yes, yes: Thrill of Hope, with my friend, Christy Nockels
Live near (or know anyone?) New Berlin, WI? Palos Heights, IL?
You should come! We make you a promise:
A spectacular night of wonder …
an unforgettable night of light and hope …
a night that will be the beginning of the kind of Christmas you’ve always dreamed of.
I would absolutely love to meet you as I join Christy Nockels (I mean — this woman’s heart! No one leads to the feet of Jesus quite like this woman) and her beautiful family for the final two nights of her Night of Hope Christmas Tour this year.
…right there in the middle of your mess…THIS, this, is the heart-bursting, soul-reviving love story that’s been coming for us all since the very beginning:
on repeat this week: Emmanuel, God with us
yeah… just a little invite? to come experience a Christmas like never before?
Come experience a Christmas like you’ve always dreamed of…
December is here!
Maybe this 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 …
And if you grab a copy of Be The Gift? We will immediately email you a link to a FREE gift of THE WHOLE 12 MONTH *Intentional* Acts of Givenness #BeTheGIFT Calendar to download and print! Just let us know that you ordered Be The Gift over here.
You only get one life to love well.
… so whatever this new day has looming, in this new month that can feel like the hardest month of all, there’s this quiet Advent resolve:
This season isn’t about things — it’s about Him. His coming, His story, His glory. This week, this day, this moment — is simply about Him.
Simplicity isn’t a matter of circumstances — it’s a matter of focus. And a Simple Christmas — simply focuses on Christ…
Sometimes: You don’t think of Jesus as everything — until you have nothing but Jesus. And this week, this season? We want nothing but Jesus — because we’re brave enough to believe He is our everything.
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.