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:
so what do you think? best job ever?!
For the working mamas who have felt the tension/guilt of juggling work, home, and family?
“Family is everything, and if you don’t have faith you don’t have anything…”
come meet the man who’s diving through time
this is really something: Meet an incredible student and his special coach, who both work to instill leadership, character, and love not only in their locker room but also their community
at 65? she’s doing some amazing things:
“If I think that I’m getting afraid to be old… then I can’t live”
they’re riding 10,000 miles to build schools for those in need of education
could not love this more: Foster grandparents volunteer and share their love at schools
what his father taught him about getting through the hard times
Remembering Tyler Trent, the inspiring Purdue fan
his courage in the face of mortality & his message of gratitude in the midst of his struggle inspired a nation
2019 is 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 …
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You only get one life to love well.
He is your guide, He is your advocate, He will never leave you nor will He forsake you! Amen and Amen.
thank you for these words, Priscilla Shirer
almost unbelievable: because we all need to be rescued
so many tears: how he describes his late wife to this sketch artist?
Post of the week from these parts here
… so early on the first day of a fresh new year, when I walk fields dusted with snow, all I can keep thinking of is Joan of Arc who knew her time was short, so she laid it all down with one prayer: “I shall only last a year; use me as you can.”
Count me in:
Alcohol, Tragedy and the Legacy of Philip Lutzenkirchen
on repeat this week: Is He Worthy? He is…
…there’s a whole bunch of us marching along private battles nobody knows about, climbing hard mountains that nobody sees, wrestling tough things that nobody has any idea about. Maybe you need to hear this too? You’re not alone: He sees you.
So you simply purpose to pray, and simply pray for perseverance — today’s your very own clean slate of fresh possibilities — pray, persevere, do your hard & holy things…. He already sees you as perfect in Him — you’re already more than okay.
And Sometimes? Doing the most important thing eternally – doesn’t look like you are doing anything noticeably.
But this is all that ever matters:
God always sees and He will always see to the matter.
Because the thing is — In a new year, the only hope of a new me, is only Christ in me.
And He is always there with you.
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.