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:
smiling: Dating at 101
how can we go do the same today?
anyone else kinda want one of these too?
… if anything… this can help
… hang in there, Moms! “I am MOM!”
beautiful words of encouragement: To the Mom Who Sits Alone
…. there are heroes everywhere who are just like brave parents
…so after you watch this — double dare you to go be this kinda of cheerleader for just one other person today #BeTheGift
never, ever, ever give up
no — really, totally seriously. Look. We really can be the hands and feet of Jesus to each other…
…. As a Mama whose baby girl will need a heart transplant one day, Lord willing — this is breathtakingly brave….
to every person who takes refuge in Jesus, God offers us protection and life
cheering wildly at this: this young man called himself a weakling, but he’s anything but
shares the journey of his amazing, inspiring life, as he travels through comas and foster homes, prisons and a rebirth in gratitude
on repeat this week: We all bleed the same…Father, open our eyes to see…
… there isn’t one of us who doesn’t need people who believe that the broken are the most beloved, that the busted are the brave, that the limping can still lead. It’s always the vulnerable heart that breaks broken hearts free.
The world has more than enough people who live a masked insecurity.
It needs more who live a brave vulnerability.
We in this vulnerable communion of brokenness and givenness, will simply keep surrendering again to love because God is love and this is all that wins. No matter what the outcome looks like, if your love has poured out, your life will be success-full.
Because in the end: What matters most is not if our love makes other people change, but that in loving, we change.
What matters is that in the sacrificing to love someone, we become more like Someone. Regardless of anything or anyone else changing, the success of loving is in how we change because we kept on loving.
Am I brave enough . . . to live not afraid of broken things?
First steps always seem like not enough, but they are the bravest and they start the journey to where you’re meant to go. It takes great trust to believe in the smallness of beginnings.
So today? Let’s Be brave. Your bravery wins a thousand battles you can’t see because your bravery strengthens a thousand others to win their battles too.
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.