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))!
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after class? this 10 year old is an in-demand working artist
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for everyone who loves their local library: Why Libraries Have a Public Spirit That Most Museums Lack
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Nothing but the blood of Jesus…
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we couldn’t help but smile with her: this story will encourage you to get up and out this weekend
glory, glory, glory
Our friends at FaithGateway have graciously chosen One Thousand Gifts as their next FREE (!!!) online Bible study, beginning Monday, November 18th and leading right up to Christmas.
We are inviting you to walk all over again – or maybe for the very first time? – through the discipline of counting gifts and finding joy – right. where. you. are!
I hope you will join in this life-changing, life-transforming opportunity that could change the rest of your life!
never, ever forget…the wonder of sight
“I learned that people are willing to help, and that it’s okay to be different”
never, ever, give up
an extraordinary story of compassion … and healing. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay
thank you, John Piper…Grace Is Power, Not Just Pardon
Post of the week from these parts here
World Kindness Day! And, straight up, from this farmer’s wife who misses some friendships & deeply understands the fragility of friendships — & who believes it’s never too late to rewrite the story you tell yourself in your head about you and friendship:
tears… a love of 80 years
Books for soul healing
Need freedom not only beyond the fear & pain, but actually within it? The Broken Way
How do you find the way that lets you become what you hope to be? 60 steps from heart-weary brokenness to Christ-focused abundance: The Way of Abundance
Give yourself the gift of grace that He already has — and give yourself the beauty of: Be the Gift
The answer to anxiety is the adoration of Christ… and my story of just that: One Thousand Gifts
and the 60 DAY DEVOTIONAL with 1000 numbered lines to count your #1000gifts: One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflecting on Finding Everyday Graces
on repeat this week: Alive
“Don’t be anxious or get discouraged. God, my God, is with you in this; He won’t walk off & leave you in the lurch. He’s at your side ” 1Chron.28-20 MSG
“Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.” Col.4:2MSG
No matter what’s coming at you today, the thing is:
No amount of regret changes the past,
No amount of anxiety changes the future,
Any amount of grateful joy changes the present.