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:
just the best – right to the very end
how they’re stepping up to help the bees
because we all need a friend
come on! who else wants to do this!?! Dutch artists paint an apartment building featuring the residents’ favorite books!
can you see both directions?!?
THIS! When this boy who was bullied missed his bus? He met a police officer who would throw him the ‘Best Birthday Party Ever’ #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
Spring is here! enjoy this wonder
this restaurant with a year long wait list? you’ve got to meet the owner and cook
oh, we so love this idea! Short story ‘vending machines’ on this college campus
The machines, which have been installed in various locations on campus, deliver fiction and poetry from Carolina writers
love & support from strangers to a grieving mom… yeah,we all need a shoulder to lean on
so much love for her: How Exactly Did This Become My Job?
a teacher going above and beyond to care for her students
thank you, Scott Sauls…Some Thoughts on Sin
never, ever give up
This inmate is teaching finance behind bars – and so much more
this chef with a great big heart? must see…
My Mama, she’d straight up tell you this story with no shame, though it kinda burns me up with embarrassment (Who DOES these things? Apparently, I do — for decades)
But it’s the story at the end that I tell about her, that had her brimming with tears of the gentlest kind.
Because really — who doesn’t really need to know the way to the abundant life?
These stories right here — are kinda my everything life-changing right now:
how the power of kindness goes a long, long way
Post of the week from these parts here
…hey, come close…yeah, you’ve got bends in the road ahead, things unknown, lots of question marks that you’d love answers for–you have absolutely got to know this–this is meant for you today:
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.
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! Just let us know that you ordered Be The Gift over here.
You only get one life to love well.
on repeat this week, over and over again: thank you for the scars…
No matter your story –
what’s in store for you now is
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.