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:
Good morning, everyone!
don’t hide…share your gifts!
you should come!?! for a winter wonderland drive!
some wisdom from John Piper: What Should I Tell My Kids About Santa?
really, you should really come!?! Shalom & I kinda couldn’t breathe through this one
How Not to Comfort Suffering People
she left her job in the city to love the outcasts 24/7 #betheGIFT
loving each other — is kinda the best
thank you, Samaritan’s Purse: every box is an opportunity to tell a child about God’s Son, Jesus Christ
good, good words: Remember, you’re never alone. Ever.
Free Stress-Free Holiday Sticky Notes for Your Soul, right here:
No Stress Holiday Manifesto
Print this set of 25 Note Cards, one for each day in December.
For mirrors and sinks and dashboards, for pockets and walls and office cubicles. For this Christmas.
Each card is an affirmation, a prayer, for each day this month.
Quotes from The Greatest Gift and Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, rewritten to be words that you can pray every day,
to keep the focus…to celebrate Christ!
okay, this 6th grader stands up & says what needs to be said
THIS: in this season of giving, let’s give kindness
kinda undone: how she’s helping to love thousands of children with cancer? #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
because everyone needs a special friend
Police officers respond to shoplifting call, and help this young thief in an unbelievable way #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
this one’s for those grateful to be sharing the holidays with family and friends this year…
Nigerian Girls Coding Their Way to a Better Future: their background isn’t defining them
Wycliffe’s mission is to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025
Let there be peace, and let it start in me…
Post of the week from these parts here
on repeat this week: O Holy Night
because sometimes we do the unexpected
… that wonderful time of the year to pull out one of our most favourite family traditions:
WOW: This holiday season, discover how giving brings people together, no matter how far apart they may be
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’ve unwrapped the greatest gift you yearn for — more of Him.
Gather around the Greatest Story this year for the whole family with all 3?
“The Greatest Gift” (adult edition),
“Unwrapping the Greatest Gift” (family read aloud edition),
and “The Wonder of the Greatest Gift” (pop-up edition with your own 14 inch tree, 25 days of readings, 25 day advent flap calendar, hiding all 25 Biblically inspired ornaments! For any age)
So you don’t miss out on Jesus this year & the The Greatest Christmas.
You are my JOY! Thank you, Rend Collective
…maybe right now? We just need to hear it like a whisper in the midst of all the noise: kick back the dark with one brilliant turn:
‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’
The Wise not only still follow the Light, seek the Light — they become the Light.
His grace is always coming to meet us down every road — no matter how steep, no matter how long, no matter how impossible, no matter how divided — Grace is up ahead & Grace is coming up behind & no darkness can extinguish its light
& no hate can silence its love
& no heartache can drown out its healing song.
Some days we just need light in the dark that makes everything clear:
never give up, never give up pressing forward, never give up holding on.
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.