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:
really love this!She wanted to make sure all 580 of her students had room to express themselves
a brave man won’t be forgotten, thanks to a young girl he never met
so we kinda circled ’round this one too
did your favorite make the list? The Best Bookstores in All 50 States
coast to coast: the whole earth is full of His glory!
Made with Love: To make sure no kid goes hungry, this school district turns unused cafeteria food into take-home meals for students in need
how this cat has a front row seat traveling the world? because we all need a friend…
joy can arrive in the most unexpected ways
anyone else wanna hang out with this little guy? his joy is contagious
beautiful twins that prove love doesn’t count chromosomes…
he served 10 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit: now that he’s out? he’s doing this…
5 star story: a school principal doing great things: cleaning up a school and a neighborhood too
another 5 star school principal loving on her students in extraordinary ways
Post of the week from these parts here
… so this woman turns to me in a car & asks me what I didn’t see coming in the least. And I sat there, staring out the windshield, feeling deeply exposed:
tears at this one: because we all need someone to believe in us & tell us there is Hope
April is here!
Maybe in this new 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.
These pages are for you. It’s possible — abundant joy is always possible, especially for you.
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You only get one life to love well.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Speak Words of Life Over Your Home
Apply practical steps to bring God’s presence, God’s Word into your home.
Reflect through guided questions, and involve your people in creative ways.
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on repeat this week: Good Good Father
A tragic life is a life driven by social media likes instead of Christ-motivated loves.
A tragic life is a life about only collecting pretty things — instead of recollecting that we are made for eternally great things.
Never settle for immediate gratification – knowing you are actually called to eternal greatness.
This could be the Lent that dismantles everything that isn’t about eternal things.
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.