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:
she kinda says it all right here
amazed right here: how she tells a story with her scissors?!
what can we learn from the small town of Eskilstuna?
after a decade of repairs… here’s a special look inside the newly restored Washington Monument
this one? Only God…
come read or listen in, just don’t miss:
How one encounter at an intersection changed two strangers’ lives: kindness matters
glory, glory, glory
Every Good Gift: Living Generously in a Self-Centered World
It’s a grace to be a part of this NEW six session Bible study which begins on Oct 7!
“Saved by Jesus and an Organ Donor”
heroes and soul shapers: the plight of teachers…and the students who need them
tears at this: The Lord calls us to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves: There Is HOPE for Those Impacted by Child Sexual Abuse
wonder comes in all sizes
Uncovering the Wonder of Christ
dedication like maybe you’ve never seen
he’s sharing a lot – and it’s packed with good stuff
could not agree more: “you treat people differently when you get to know them”
How a white cop and black barber are bring peace to their City
Post of the week from these parts here
…turns out, no one ever tells you this about that elusive abundant life. And this kinda turns everything on its head — and destroys the fear of missing out.
Philippians 4:1 // Part 1 // Love and Long for One Another – thank you, John Piper
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: Nobody
…you know, it really is kinda miraculous, if you think about it:
Whatever got botched or bungled yesterday — Today’s a full 24 hours of a completely clean slate.
Fresh mercies, new hours — given to you because you are loved more than you realize, because you are carried further than you know, because He is for you more than you can imagine.
God’s mercies are new every morning — not as an obligation to you, but as an affirmation of you.
“God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
His merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.”