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 & your people right here:
so did you know? come see how the ‘I Spy’ books are made
“It has faced me with the finiteness of life…my biggest takeaway is to have more gratitude. Every week, I hear stories of hardship — someone whose parent recently passed away from cancer or someone who had to drop out of school to pay off student loans.”
He spent his career studying a frog. Then he discovered its true identity.
How scientists colorize photos of space
you’ve got to meet him:
“The Mr. Bryant approach is I love you regardless,” he said. “You could become a brain surgeon or you could be a bathroom cleaner — it doesn’t matter. Once you come into my home and you’ve been with me and you’ve been here, you’re my kid for life. That’s my approach. You’ll always have a bed to come to, a shower to take — you’ll always be able to come home. This is home.”
can you even?!!?
many tears: this story right here? is LOVE #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
We have a lot in common. But we don’t always notice it…
glory: the deepest and oldest lake on earth (and no, it’s not even winter here!)
On Becoming More Christian, Not Less, In Our Politics thank you, Scott Sauls
let’s go!?! anyone else wanna stay here?!
…for no other reason, than just to be kind
because yeah, we all need a friend
this right here… how to overcome trauma and own your story
what a story here – what a family #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
So looking forward to this on November 2!
The holidays beckon us home. Whether we celebrate with friends, family or both, our homes can hold more than guests: they can tell stories of justice and empowerment.
Join us for a night of worship, discussion about justice, and fair trade product.
it would be a grace to have you!
August is here!
Maybe this 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.
Dare with us? Let’s start a bit of a kindness revolution, a giving, generous, caring, broken and given and transforming revolution? A 365 day GIFT list, a list of Giving It Forward Today…
Could there be a more beautiful way to live your one life? Dare with us — to take a daring path to the abundant life!
We could all together kinda start a little movement of Giving It Forward, choosing to #BeTheGIFT, living broken & given like bread out into a world down right hungry for love right now.
Easy, doable ideas for *the whole family* to Give It Forward Today — to be the G.I.F.T. Love is a verb and that verb is give. For God so loved the world — HE GAVE. You only have one life — to love well.
And just for you, when you grab the “Be the Gift” book? Your farm girl here will immediately email you your own gift of THE WHOLE 12 MONTH *Intentional* Acts of Givenness #BeTheGIFT Calendar link to download and print from home!
Love is a verb and that verb is give. For God so loved the world — HE GAVE. You only have one life — to love well.
on repeat this week: I Know
…Peace. The world needs some brave people to pray for peace today. Peace around dinner tables & around the corner & around the world.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts & your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” Phil.4:7
Pray for a peace that passes understanding —
and pray for an understanding that brings peace.
Peace isn’t the absence of the dark. Peace is the assurance of God’s presence in the midst of the dark.