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:
just cannot get enough of all that she captures:
come see how they made it a beautiful day in the neighborhood
“…I knew that was the purest sign that somebody loved us. Someone who didn’t even know us.”
smiling through tears at this welcome
“I am completely blown away by the support and kindness of everyone around the world who has reached out to me about what has transpired over the last 48 hours. I can honestly say that I never expected any public attention from what happened and am completely humbled by it. The most important thing that I have learned in these crazy last few days, is how such a small act of kindness can go so far and touch so many people. I can only hope that in any similar situation, anyone would do the same. Thank you to everyone who has followed my career and cheered me on #biggerthanthegame.”
well if this doesn’t make you grin…
pause with them here? just beautiful
stunning: the second place winner at the National Gingerbread Competition
believe: “God Only Knows” / “There Was Jesus” / “Faith”
grateful for how Kay Warren is leading:
cheering for these amazing dads
their selfless mission? to shoulder the burden of American grief
YES: when a quarterback shares in a press conference about his love for Jesus
Post of the week from these parts here:
Go ahead & hit a reset & trade the kids’ grumbling in for gratitude — & get the gift of a changed family:
glory, glory, glory
This is absolutely amazing & completely unexpected but our friends at FaithGateway (!!! Sister site to Biblegateway!!!) have chosen One Thousand Gifts as their next FREE (!!!) online Bible study, now and leading right up to Christmas.
and you’ll get access to all the learning videos (sent to your email each week of the study), and a whole bundle of free beautiful tools to make lasting life change.
Let’s do this, friends!
Let’s end the year strong in joy as we count all the ways He loves us!
It would be a grace to have you join in!
600 music educators at a conference? I could listen all day to this special moment
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: Your Name is Power
“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.