This weekend? Feels like we are walking into new hope, new change, new possibility!
Some real hope in these days — for us all to the real, sustained, needed work & more of the real Kingdom of God to come into a hurting world. 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:
(oh, and love that this photographer plants a tree for every print sold!?!)
reunions don’t get much better
Happy, Happy Father’s Day…had to share this favorite
this is how we fight our battles
In the story of the Bible, God is depicted as a generous host who provides for the needs of his guests. However, humans live from a mindset of scarcity and hoard God’s many gifts. In this video, we explore God’s plan for overcoming our selfishness by giving the ultimate gift of himself in the person of Jesus.
what an idea! 25,000 square feet of organic produce is grown atop this supermarket:
one outdoor photographers quarantined inspired creativity
as a transracial family, listening with my whole heart: 5 Things I Wish My White Parents Knew
so who knew? How fast can a vaccine be made?
We’re coming to you in your living rooms with a
one-day, digital event!
You are a leader. Whether you’re a mom, a boss, or a Bible study leader, you are influencing others around you. Let us equip and encourage you to continue using your influence for God’s glory with our annual leadership event, IF:Lead.
We want to personally invite you to pull together a few friends in your living room for a day of dreaming about the days ahead with this sisterhood of women God has given us called IF:Gathering on August 15. Tickets are on sale now! Invite your friends and join us online in August!
honoring our fathers and praising our Heavenly Father…
#TellThemNow… say what you need to say today
thank you, Carlos Whittaker…
“This is the work at hand. Time to call it out in yourself and do the work inside your heart to end racism in you.”
Love kids? From the hear of the Father, for every child this Father’s Day… Maybe this is for you:
Sunday 21 June at 7pm — to think about the part you could play for vulnerable children #FindingHome
It’s a grace to be part of Home for Good’s special ‘at home’ Father’s Day broadcast – join us?
taking real time to really listen to a profoundly helpful explanation of systemic racism from Dr. Tony Evans
Thank you for your leadership, Dr. Evans…America’s racial crisis is a result of the failure of the church to deal with racism
The evangelical church needs to speak up where it has been silent on injustice and racism
10-year-old baseball fan pleads for baseball season to return
Do you raise your kids to be colorblind? THIS video
Chip & Joanna Gaines sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about teaching their kids to “see color”… and when Emmie Gaines asks “Are you afraid of white people?” don’t miss
This unforgettable video is a celebration of the unseen mystery and wonder of life on earth
Friends, today we celebrate World Refugee Day!
World Refugee Day is marked on June 20th each year to celebrate the courage and resilience of the tens of millions of people forced to flee their homes due to war or persecution. We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
Will you help us celebrate our refugee artisans?! When you support our artisans by purchasing their handmade items, not only are you providing dignified jobs — you also are making a statement — Refugees, we welcome you. You. Are. Welcome. HERE.
Take Me Back
Books for Soul Healing:
Joy is actually possible, right where you are.
What if Brokenness is the Path into the Abundant Life?
You don’t have to be afraid of broken things — because Christ is redeeming everything.
There’s no other authentic way forward — but a broken way — right into a profoundly abundant life.
Journey into a deeply meaningful life with this devotional and take sixty steps from heart-weary brokenness to Christ-focused abundance. The Way of Abundance — is the way forward every heart needs.
Where is Your Faith? – Luke 8 Meditation by Tim Keller
on repeat this week: The Bay Area Blessing — Churches sing ‘The Blessing’ over the San Francisco Bay Area
…so here’s the thing: Every single person around you, everyone you meet, everyone you cross paths with today, every single one is fighting their own hard fires — so what if all decided to just be real gentle with one another today?
What if we could say it together, like one Body, say it all together to each other because there is not even one of us who hasn’t lost something, who doesn’t fear something, who doesn’t ache with something. So what if we turn to the hurting, to each other, and promise it till we’re hoarse:
“We won’t give you some cliche — but something to cling to — and that will mean our hands.
We won’t give you some platitudes — but some place for your pain — and that will mean our time.
We won’t give you some excuses — but we’ll be some example — and that will mean bending down and washing your wounds. Wounds that we don’t understand, wounds that keep festering, that don’t heal, that down right stink — wounds that can never make us turn away.
Because we are the Body of the Wounded Healer and we are the people who believe the impossible — that wounds can be openings to the beauty in us.”
Let’s be the brave and speak up, speak the Truth and Love:
Shame is a bully and Grace is a shield. You are safe here.
Write it on walls and on arms and right across wounds:
Always safe for the suffering here.
You can be different and you can struggle and you can wrestle and you can hurt and we will be here. Because a fallen world keeps falling apart and even though we the Body can’t make things turn out — we can turn up. Just keep turning up, showing up, looking up.”
If we only knew what fire every person is facing — there isn’t one person we wouldn’t help fight their fire with the heat of a greater love.
That’s all for this weekend, friends.
Go slow. Be God-struck. Grant grace. Live Truth.
Give Thanks. Love well. Re – joy, re- joy, ‘re- joys’ again
Share Whatever Is Good.