Happy, happy, happy weekend!
Some real, down in the bones JOY to celebrate today! Links & stories 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:
maybe the very best way to travel to work?!?
love her ideas! you have home questions? she has answers!
The Many Lives of a New York City Doorman:
as a doorman, art dealer, and violinist—he’s been working to improve the lives of his fellow-Haitians in their home country
never, ever give up:
Doctor cries seeing diploma after turning life around
…I’m laying in that bed and I’m like, if God can give me one more chance at this… and I learned something… in order to get something you never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done and become a person you’ve never been…
always good to come back to this: now if this doesn’t make you smile a mile wide!?!
Easy, doable ideas for the whole family to Give It Forward Today — to be the G.I.F.T.Love is a verb and that verb is give. For God so loved the world — HE GAVE.
You only have one life — to love well.And just for you, when you grab the “Be the Gift” book? Your farm girl here will immediately email you your own gift of THE WHOLE 12 MONTH Intentional Acts of Givenness
BeTheGIFT Calendar link to download and print from home!
Pick up Be The GIFT: Then receive your own BeTheGift printable calendar by letting us know you picked up a copy of “Be the Gift” here
oldie but goodie…thank you, Jackie Hill Perry…
In days like these, with fear and anxiety on the rise, this is the kind of resource that offers the one thing we all need: HOPE. Here’s a faith-based, compassionate guide filled with practical tips and helpful exercises to help better understand and manage anxiety.
If you or someone you love is struggling with anxiety, the book When Anxiety Strikes may be the lifeline you’ve been looking for. Concise stories, readings, questions, and activities guide readers to tackle the realities of living with anxiety. This book offers real solutions to find a solid landing place when the storm of fear looms.
this is just the best: fraternal twins, teaching us all about brotherly love
Finding Humanity Through Photos
inspiring: he shares his homegrown journey about learning photography and defining his voice
so what do you think? best kept secret?!? can you even?
thank you, John Piper…good words here: Dismiss the Devil with a Song
Amen and amen: Be Praised
Are We Jesus’ Women of Welcome? Who keep returning to this — that’s at the heart of everything:
deeply convicted personally: how does my life every day look more like sheep — or like goats?
These words of Jesus kinda flat out slay me…
l Iisten to every word that Curt Thompson MD speaks, writes, shares.
I can not recommend him highly enough… listen in here
Post of the week from these parts here:
…read the headlines, read your newsfeed, and it can sure be hard to get out of bed and face the world out there. But there’s one thing that can defy the dark and change everything, even now…especially now:
on repeat this week: it is well with my soul
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.
another on repeat all week here: Abide with Me
…every one of us can start changing headlines when we start reaching out our hands. Love only grows in the world when we all share our love. Love only grows by giving, by being broken and given like bread.
Because it’s true: we all only get more of the lives we want by giving away bits of the lives and love we have.
In a world where we look around and feel like we’ve all already kinda lost— lost a sense of hope, lost a sense of decency, lost a sense of humanity — stretching our hands in grace and kindness makes everyone win.
And the thing is? Doing the smallest thing, even when we feel like we have nothing to give, can begin to change everything.
Giving isn’t about what you have in your hands — it’s what you have in your heart.
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.