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:
What can we go do today?!
such a brilliant idea! Rinse, read, repeat.
cheering wildly: How this Teacher is Making Kindness Part of the Curriculum #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
so could you do this? they’re jumping as much as they can
so thought this was interesting: 5 Real-Life Locations That Inspired Vincent van Gogh’s Paintings
a class of 1 – the last student from a small, remote island school graduates
couldn’t take my eyes off of her work here
just kinda beautiful: when family is together under one roof
Cannot WAIT to listen! THRILLING!
The Made for This Podcast with Jennie Allen releases July 1st! Two episodes release each week – one episode of Jennie teaching through Philippians and one interview.
Short. Fun. Truth. Real conversation about the struggles we face and the God that sets us free.
tears at his story: “Once you find your fit, you find your calling, then your purpose.”
This man shares his Journey from prison to college graduation
stunning — just had to share
glory, glory, glory
How the Gospel Redeems Our Feelings
when you see love on a battle field
what a story here: please don’t miss this one…
“It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down in life, it’s about how many times you get back up that truly determines your quality of life.”
Post of the week from these parts here
…So kinda brimmed and spilled through this whole thing. Because everyone enters marriage expecting a forever thing — yet marriages are fragile things.
And I’ve known it…on some pitch black roads when I didn’t know where to turn or how to keep going, and undoubtedly, it could all gone another way, but it’s our story, in defiant spite of me:
Your flourishing is going to happen with God, so know who He is.
What do you do when you wake up and feel like you’re not enough for your life? Or when you look out the kitchen window as dusk falls and wonder how do you live when life keeps breaking your heart?
In sixty vulnerably soulful stories, The Way of Abundance moves from self-weary brokenness to Christ-focused givenness.
Christ Himself broke like bread, giving Himself to us so we might have a lifelong communion with Him. Could it be that our brokenness is also a gift to the world? These tender devotionals dare us to embrace any and all brokenness as a gift that moves us closer to the heart of God.
This gentle book does nothing less than take you on an intimate journey of the soul.
on repeat this week: With You
…just for today — DO. NOT. WORRY. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matt6:34MSG
Just for today: Be a prayer warrior–not a panicked worrier.
Worry is just the facade of taking action — when prayer really is.
Bottom line — keep breathing deep and give your worries to God — He’ll give you His peace.
His Word gently lifts our chins:
“The Lord bless you & keep you;
the Lord make His face to shine upon you & be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up His countenance upon you & give you peace.” Nu.6