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:
“Children should not be worried about their account balances; they just need to focus on school and getting food to feed their growing minds and bodies”
reunions like these? never get old
this view from the top? extraordinary
A lot rides on how parents present the activity to their kids
her talent has stolen so many hearts who have stepped up to help
“One amazing way to do something simple and tangible is choosing to purchase with a purpose. Fair Trade is life-changing.”
faith, family, football – in that order
an special teacher who stepped up in a huge way
“I would not trade where I am today to have my vision back”
Known as the Blind Cook, Christine started losing her sight right around the time she was teaching herself how to cook.
Even in cultures steeped in traditions that dictate otherwise, Compassion, in partnership with the local church, is boldly upholding children’s human rights and ensuring they are known, loved and protected.
good words: Rescue Story
one final thank you… a most special gift
great reminder for all of us
Post of the week from these parts here
…yeah, I’ve been raw with begging God and I’ve wrestled hard with the questions. And when the miracle doesn’t come like I hoped?…When things don’t make sense and I feel discouraged?
Here’s what unexpectedly tilts everything:
He shares his story of his life from a criminal to a respected chef – and the power of potential in all of us
How do you live a genuinely abundant life?
In sixty vulnerably stories, the tender invitation of The Way of Abundance moves you through your unspoken broken — into the abundant life.
finish the week strong: Best ‘Fight Forward’ song
…right about now, the world sure could use a little Good News today, a little good-seeing, a little beauty-seeing, a whole lot of grace-seeing. So just in the midst of it all today, let’s cling to this: Grace says you don’t have to try to measure up to anyone else because Jesus came down — and He measures you as good enough, as worthy enough, as loved more than enough.
Grace embraces you before you prove anything, and after you’ve done everything wrong.
Every time you fall down today, at the bottom of every hole is grace.
Grace always waits in broken places.
That’s the tragedy and the comedy of life: Grace is grace when it gives us what we’d never ask for but always needed, and moves us to become what we always wanted. But hardly ever the way we wanted.
For those who can see, the world’s beauty outweighs its burdens, its grace greater than its grime.
Focus today: Jesus is enough.