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:
he captures our world in extraordinary ways — go and enjoy the gift of today
96 years old? #JoyGoals
so who knew?!? 9 facts about librarians you probably didn’t know
we circled ’round this one
YES, this: “… I think in today’s busy world, sometimes we just need to see messages of hope and encouragement. We need reminders that we are loved and our best is good enough…”
are plants the new pet? come meet the orchid expert
Joy isn’t ever in a season, but in the way we see. Grace and mercy saturate everything. #1000gifts
amazed: they’re on the hunt … for disappearing languages
it would be a grace to meet you!
why this hummingbird comes back to visit this many every spring? wow
the importance of reading to our children! YES, yes, yes!
This designer is doing his part to raise mental health awareness
“…there’s nothing to be ashamed of when we suffer, but there’s still a long way to go”
Tim Tebow and his amazing story around John 3:16… this ever, ever gets old
thank you, Randy Alcorn… Does Grace Still Amaze You?
standing ovation only: Military Amputees Cross Boston Marathon Finish Line
Self-Loathing Almost Ruined My Easter – And I’m Glad it Did…, thank you, Scott Sauls
…I’m as real as real can be, call me Velveteen
so many tears…The Missing People Choir: lifting their voices — out of their depths of despair
Post of the week from these parts here:
on repeat this week: Best News Ever
…yeah, you’re so not alone: the battle’s hard… but here’s the secret to winning: “Stay alert, with your eyes. wide. open. in. gratitude.” Col.4:2MSG
No matter what’s coming hard these days, the thing is:
No amount of regret changes the past,
No amount of anxiety changes the future,
And any amount of gratitude changes the present.
Any amount of gratitude changes the present & wins back some ground — even for one very small thing.
So that’s what we’re doing here today: simply being grateful for that one small thing… & one more small thing… & one more small thing — just taking back ground one grateful step at a time till the battle is WON.
Gratitude wins our wars. Because gratitude isn’t only a celebration when good things happen; Gratitude’s a declaration that God is good no matter what happens. #1000gifts