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:
grateful for the kindness of strangers who step in to help…
this one’s for all of the pickle fans
“My husband always tells me that he didn’t learn the art of surrender in a church.
He learned it in a field.”
extraordinary footage here… how hummingbirds survive in the rain
never, ever give up
so grateful for the work of Compassion International – this story? Tears
beautiful… in every way
LOVE: “We all need to know that we belong to each other — whether we are city folk, farm folk, whatever folk.
No matter where people live, work … no matter what we believe … we all belong to each other. And in a hurting world, that can make all the difference.“
come meet this family of 6: eating, sleeping, living, in a converted school bus
she’s got a passion for the perfect sentence
YES to this...let’s be more like her…
…honestly, maybe it’s time to talk about this secret all women face:
every word of this: it’s The Gospel that makes a way…
Post of the week from these parts here:
Waiting for the right thing, the right time — can feel like things are going wrong. And Hope can feel so much like hurt.
This has been one of the hardest springs of our lives.
This is meant for someone right now, a lifeline in the midst of hard times:
thank you, Max Lucado… “Worship is warfare!'”
June 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.
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 from home or at your local print shop! Just let us know that you ordered Be The Gift over here.
You only get one life to love well.
on repeat this week: Just give me Jesus
…Sunday rolling in and things may be looking big & hard & a bit impossible right now. But there’s this: “Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.'” John 13:7
When it looks overwhelming, understand that He stands in the midst doing something that you’ll understand someday.
When it’s hard to understand His ways, stand on His promises.
When it’s hard to trace His hand — trust His heart.
Trust: your days are is unfolding in His hands, He’s got you, He’s got a plan, He understands you, upholds you, and underneath everything today — are His everlasting arms.