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:
John Owen (1616–1683)
when you’re collecting the kids at the end of the day
anyone else wanna go here?!
he does all of this with just 2 fins?! What can we go do today!?! amazed!
always a good one to revisit: never, ever, ever give up
kinda undone: how this Cafe helps adults with Down syndrome #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
love, love, love: so you’ve gotta come see what these barbers are doing #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
we circled ’round this one: WOW
at 80? he’s not slowing down
anyone else fascinated at this?!
the photos he captures? glory, glory, glory
exhale right here
how he learned to be grateful for the people in his life
how one small municipality is pulling together to save the environment
In a year of ups and downs, the world searched for “good” more than ever before — according to Google Trends. From the epic headlines to the everyday moments, here’s to all the good that people discovered in 2018.
never, ever underestimate the power of prayer
2019 is almost here!
Maybe in this new year, 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 from home or at your local print shop! Just let us know that you ordered Be The Gift over here.
You only get one life to love well.
one very special teacher: how she’s unearthed a special passion in her students
on repeat this week: because broken people are exactly who You use…
yeah, when you’re nearing the end of one year & looking out into a New Year, sure, some things look pretty impossible…
But this old world upends when we just go ahead & pray for improbable, implausible, impractical, impossible things.
So here’s to not just praying for the possible — because ours is the God who whispers: “With Me nothing, Nothing, NOTHING is impossible.”
Here’s to trusting the God who makes the ridiculously impossible into the miraculously possible,
the unbelievable into the you-better-believe-it,
the never into the now.
And we could be the brave people who pray it bold in the space between the end of one year & the beginning of a New Year: BUT GOD.
We’ll pray the impossible prayers — because as long Emmanuel, God is with us & we are with God: nothing is impossible.
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.