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:
yeah, we all need a little help now and then
just for fun: How Earth Would Look If Cats Were A Lot Bigger
this mom is spreading some cheer: ‘you just have to laugh at yourself’
ever wonder where the term ‘cloud 9’ came from?
a coach’s end of season speech that’s being seen ’round the world
he’s given in extraordinary ways:
Man becomes legend for extreme acts of kindness toward strangers #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
so who knew? The elite category of endurance athletes is truly incredible. They run 50-mile ultramarathons, bike the 23-day Tour de France, and generally achieve physical feats that seem superhuman.
But there is a limit to the human body, and scientists have found it.
smiling large through this one!
when the past is the present: it’s about passion
Florence is one of the last cities in the world that still has a thriving culture of artisanship, with historic roots that go back 600 years. (!)
because we all need to love — and be loved
just too beautiful to miss: The Blessing of Heaven as a Near Reality
so can you smell the ribbon ink? they’re inviting folks to write — the old fashioned way…
But What if it Works?
tears at this one: How This Amazing Girl is Fighting Bullying and Changing Attitudes
“If I could say something to my father, I would say: I’ve always been very proud of you…”
Once a custodian, he’s now a principal: ‘Don’t let someone write your story’
video of the week right here… just no words
to encourage you: “If you’ve been working hard to accomplish something and are not seeing the level of benefit that matches your level of investment, remember Simon…
Jesus enters into emptiness. Weakness is always a platform for His strength. Every. Single. Time.”
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: Wonderfully Made
…sometimes the thing you never would choose for your life, chooses you for a reason.
And the thing that you’d never pick? Picks you to become brave.
you get what you need — by walking through what you never wanted –
and the thing you never wanted, may turn out to be be the thing you need most.
I hadn’t known but now believe: the thing that may make you fall a bit apart, may be part of what one day holds you a bit together.
So! “…we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without His unfolding grace.” 2Cor4MSG
May we feel Your presence holding our wounds today, Lord…
and let us be present & sit like a gentle gift with just one other person feeling wounds of their own.