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:
breathtaking: 50 Winning Photos: #Light2019 Photography Contest
Launching a rocket into space is one of humankind’s crowning achievements.
Come learn about how rockets work, what happens during a launch, and how centuries of innovation made space exploration possible.
love it! this officer’s selflessness? sparked a chain reaction.
Who can we help today?!? #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
so who knew? come see how she forages weeds — that are served in high end restaurants
glory, glory, glory
how community and gratitude helped to pull him out of depression
because kindness matters
For over 25 years, Seed Company has worked tirelessly to bring God’s Word to the heart languages of the world.
They’ve already engaged with 1,600+ languages through 1,300+ active local partners, and continue to mobilize our thousands of prayer partners to actively intercede on behalf of the 100+ countries where they serve—transforming communities and lives.
an absolute must-read , this one.
After nine months of homelessness, he found his feet and is doing amazing things
the incredible story of the small army of women behind-the-scenes —
who fashioned and sewed the Apollo’s spacesuits
tears: you’ve got to meet them. So much for us to learn right here.
Post of the week from these parts here
…yeah, we all came from somewhere.
And maybe today needs us to reach past all the headlines & fence lines & lines drawn in the sand, & reach out.
Because where we come from is more than countries — we come from stories.
And this story is for all of us — because: Outreach can change the world like outrage never will.
Be encouraged. Be expectant.
Maybe right now, 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.
Want the gift of light breaking into all the broken places, into all the places that feel kinda abandoned? Break free with the tender beauty of Be The Gift …
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You only get one life to love well.
Lake Volta, Ghana: the world’s largest man-made lake sustains thousands of lives – but its fishing industry is built on the backs of vulnerable children.
on repeat this week: In Christ Alone
…so, you know how you’re sticking with it & doing that hard thing? You’ve just gotta know, you don’t stand alone, you don’t walk alone, you don’t go alone: “But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength” 2. Tim4:17
And nothing can happen today that will stop Him from sticking right there with you & giving you strength to do this thing.
There is nothing to fear today —
because there is nothing, not mess-ups, not distractions, not less-than-hoped-fors, nothing in the universe that can happen today to separate you from the loving hands of God.
There is nothing to fear no matter what —
because there is nothing, not sickness, not pain, not diagnosis, Not Even Death, nothing in the universe that can ever separate you from the loving hands of God.
There is Never. Anything. to fear — because there is Nothing in the universe that can Ever. separate. you. from the loving hands of God.
So Go Live Brave! His Love Makes You Brave!