Happy, happy, happy weekend! Advent Begins!
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:
smiling: 88 piano keys and oh so many lights!
you know you need to exhale & enjoy this on
an extraordinary invitation to fly
please don’t miss… had to share
Often the history shapers, who play the biggest role and make the biggest sacrifices, are the names of those we never hear or have ever thanked.
You Are Going To Want This: How to Have A Starry-Eyed Christmas (with the Whole, Free Printable “Night Before Advent” Kit)
Advent begins December 1st, this Sunday! So Saturday? Light the Starry-Eyed Wonder of the Season:
because who doesn’t need a group hug
really: You Can Be Anxious About Nothing
Lift up your eyes – you are loved
So come Christmas morning — you’ve unwrapped the greatest gift you yearn for — more of Him.
You’re never too late: there’s still time!
Best Devotional of the Year, ECPA, 2014
The Greatest Gift is your invitation to come closer. A journey of 25 readings through December, an Advent practice that puts Christ right at the center.
We are called to do more than believe in Jesus — we are called to live in Jesus. A NYTimes bestseller, this book takes you there during the sacred season of Christmas.
One startlingly fresh reading for every day of December — that will usher you into His heart quite unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
Best Inspirational Book of the Year, CBA, 2016
Unwrap the greatest Gift with your family this Advent season!
Like it’s own larger-than-life 25 Day Advent Calendar person by person, story by story, retrace the lineage of Jesus. Beginning right from the Genesis Creation to the Manger Coming.
Fall in love with Him all over again as you experience God’s plan of salvation for us―from the Garden of Eden to the manger and beyond. This book is an expanded presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree so families can celebrate together.
Best Devotional & Gift Book of the Year, CBA, 2019
With your own 14 inch tree, 25 days of readings, 25 day advent flap calendar, hiding all 25 Biblically inspired ornaments, this beautiful keepsake that can be handed down and enjoyed for generations! For any age!
Christ came and claimed us and we claim our inheritance of the land of the really living and all the wonders of His love.
So you don’t miss out on Jesus this year & the The Greatest Christmas
When our holidays are about staying in the story, being with Him — we reclaim the wonder:
and have ourselves The Greatest little Christmas yet!
the gift of seeing in color for the very first time
He loves us, restores, us, makes us clean: this Christmas find freedom, this Christmas be seen.
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Our family here and our fair trade team at Grace Crafted Home, are kinda giddy happy to beckon you into a story where Jesus and His grace gets the glory for days and days and forever.
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Choose to craft a home that is not only beautiful —
but crafts a meaningful, powerful and beautiful story in the world.
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oh, oh, this: 13 year old thanks his parents for adopting him
you’ve got to meet him: an amazing coach that gives and loves in extraordinary ways
just a gentle reminder: this Christmas, may you be grateful for all of the gifts around you
Post of the week from these parts here:
Make Room in your heart this Christmas!
More Of Jesus Only — and have a STRESS-FREE, WONDER-FULL Christmas.
This year, let His wonder to awaken you again, captivate you, capture your heart!
Come experience a Christmas like you’ve always dreamed?
So come Christmas morning, you haven’t missed Him?
So you don’t miss out on Jesus this year & the The Greatest Christmas.
When our holidays are about staying in the story, being with Him — we reclaim the wonder — and have ourselves The Greatest little Christmas yet!
on repeat this week: The Reason for Christmas Day
…yeah, our broken hearts can stop beating any blink second and the time we get to hold on to each other is but a flashing minute and I’m telling you, as a parent of 7 and mama to children facing grave diagnoses, I don’t need any monitors or alarms to tell me what this heart of mine now knows by heart:
You face life differently when you’re daily facing how short life could be. Your priorities getunbelievably clear, when it’s clear life could be unbelievably short. Because time here is short, you have to know the long game that wins forever.
Life is a vapour and wisdom is knowing how to inhale every breath.
So now more than ever, while there is still time:
Be WayFinders & WallBreakers
Be the WayFinders who never give up because He holds us up, who always find a way, because He is the Way and our God never stops making a way, the WayFinders who practice rising, practice resurrection, who doggedly keep practicing our faith that always determines the healing Way forward.
Be the Wallbreakers who break masks, break pride, break prejudice, break oppression, break otherness, break hopelessness and break brokenness.
Be the Wallbreakers who break down high walls around hearts so that hearts break free around here, and down the street, and across the world.
You break down a wall in the world, every time you break down an idol in your heart.
Comfort isn’t king — Jesus is King, and the King of Kings said the Kingdom of God rises where you lay down your crown at the foot of Jesus and pick up your cross and come die to rise.