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: because we all need a friend, even accidental ones…
Seesaw noodles? kneaded with a bamboo pole? this, you gotta come see
never, ever, give up
sometimes it takes deep roots to learn how to fly
The Importance of Wrestling in Prayer
From foster child to foster mom – she’s given a home to 48 kids
You’ve got to listen to the clip — and read all the way down. They found the kid.
It’s a weekend to celebrate the wonder of getting to learn from kids like this…
glory, glory, glory
giving thanks to our Mothers who are with us through it all
how some folks deal with their morning commute in the most creative ways?
“Age is inevitable. Aging isn’t.”
He shares this, and some good words here…
A Mennonite Family. A daughter who needs a heart transplant. 6 months to 2 year recovery at a city hospital. 250 Km from home.
this army dad salutes his daughter on her graduation day…what a story
…okay, here it goes, straight up, from a farmer’s wife & mother of 7: how in the name of all things sane can you speed clean to clean-enough, and still spark joy and have a home of grace? Yeah, THAT, please & thank you very much:
this heart recipient meets donor’s family – tears at these hugs. so much love right here
…yeah, we all kinda survived Mother’s Day (((you)))) … & it’s kinda raw & fresh how us women are all in this together & we are all HERE for it:
So bring it — this is the story we’ve been looking for:
thank you, Christine Caine…”God has positioned YOU in this time. He has given YOU gifts and talents for the purpose of serving our generation and we are in harvest time… This is the greatest opportunity to build His church.”
All God’s Promises to Be for You
MAY 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.
on repeat this week: God’s not done with you yet
..hey, it’s all okay. Today — Just Be. All. Here.
Don’t be a Mental Runner– don’t run ahead to the future with worry, don’t run back to the past with regrets.
Be a Mental Receiver — bravely step slow & steady into each present moment with hands open wide to simply receive the present of now.
It is safe to trust — He is safe to trust. God’s very name YHVH (יהוה) means “Presence” — I AM.
The gift is always found in just being present.