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:
can you even?!? because we all need a hug…
beautiful: Will you push me, Mama?
so we couldn’t stop watching!
so who knew?!? The World’s Shortcut: How the Panama Canal Works
we’re discussing how a painful past has helped shape my spiritual journey and find a richer, more fulfilling relationship with God… an honest, deeply personal discussion based on the message in The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life.
this farmers market on wheels? it’s good food on the move
He is so much like Jesus.
And what he and his wife Nanci have done here? Absolutely unforgettable.
some are returning to their roots as they research their heritage
glory, glory, glory
“To me, it’s a wonderful thing in my hand, the miracle of life,” he said. “And… it’s a beautiful world we live in. We forget about all the crisis going on everywhere for a moment when you see that miracle of life in front of you.”
when ‘family’ helps and loves in ways you’d never expect #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
so deeply grateful for the work of Compassion International…
“These are just a few pictures of children, moms and dads, who live in some of the most dangerous places on earth. They are also places of great beauty and worth.
We hope looking into the eyes of these people created in the image of God will help us see people the way God sees them.
That it will awaken compassion in us.
this young immigrant shares his emotional journey to citizenship –
and now he’s helping others coming behind him
at 11? she’s really onto something here – let’s be more like Ruby
Throughout history, ordinary people have believed the scripture to be so important, they gave up their time, their liberty, and even their lives to ensure it’s faithful translation from culture to culture and generation to generation.
We wouldn’t have a Bible today without the sacrifice of people who passionately believed that everyone should be able to read and understand God’s Word for themselves.
Real freedom ultimately frees us from being self-serving to serving others and God with all our being.
Real freedom releases us from all bondage, and bonds us to the heart of God.
“No matter what has happened to you, no matter what your background is, no matter what your past is…
bad things do happen, but that doesn’t mean they need to define us or destroy our life.”
July 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.
thank you, Christine Caine… “Stay committed to the process…of God doing His work in you…”
It would be a grace to meet you here next month!
Revelation is not new knowledge that no one knew before. In this lab, John Piper reminds us that revelation is making crystal clear what was before us the whole time — that Jesus is the Son of God.
on repeat this week: Battles
The greatest freedom we have across this land is the freedom to come right to God at any time.
And? Independent of what comes, we are dependent upon God and that is the greatest freedom of all.