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:
he captures our world in beautiful ways…exhale and step outside this weekend
never, ever ditch your friends
smiling: 88 piano keys and oh so many lights!
because kindness matters…
what a story here:
Be the Spark: because we all need a little hope
How do you pray when the suffering you’re facing chokes out all your words, when worries and pain and tears are all you can muster?
Can you set aside the “nice” prayers and be completely transparent with God?
an extraordinary invitation to fly
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pause right here with this one:
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, unending love, Amazing Grace
go ahead: Lift up your eyes – you are loved
Each item has a special tag with a message that reads “I am not lost or forgotten and neither are you.”
must come listen! Today is The Savior’s Day
3 Award-Winning books for the Whole Family
The Greatest Gift (adult edition): Best Devotional of the Year, ECPA, 2014
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift (Family Edition): Best Inspirational Book of the Year, CBA, 2016
The Wonder of the Greatest Gift: Best Devotional & Gift Book of the Year, CBA, 2019
When our holidays are about Staying in the Story, being with Him —
Hope finds us again — and we have ourselves The Greatest little Christmas yet!
We get to begin together on December 1!
…in the middle of days like these, on the edge of Advent and on the cusp of this new season, turns out what we all want most is not more gifts, but more meaning…what we need is a tradition that somehow changes our condition—and this is what changes the conditions of everything: He is coming.
Honestly? This tradition may be just the thing you need this year…a Coming and a Christmas that is so glorious you can’t just unwrap it in a day or two, but you have to unwrap it over a whole season—so you can be wrapped up in everything you’d always dreamed of.
You don’t want to miss this: No Way I’m Getting Ready for Christmas. Instead? We’re Getting Ready for Christ
just so so beautiful… The Prayer
just a gentle reminder: this Christmas, may you be grateful for all of the gifts around you
Free Stress-Free Holiday Sticky Notes for Your Soul, right here: No Stress Holiday Manifesto
For mirrors and sinks and dashboards, for pockets and walls and office cubicles. For this Christmas.
Each card is an affirmation, a prayer, for each day this month.
let’s give a little love
so much perspective here.. what are you thankful for?
Post of the week from these parts here
…you feeling it, too? How this year’s kinda crashed and burned in all kinds of painful ways?
This is literally saving my life:
The Hope of Christmas
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.
on repeat this week: The Reason for Christmas Day
Stress is soul toxic. Grace is a soul cleanser.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out…? Come to Me. Get away with Me & you’ll recover your life… Learn the unforced rhythms of grace… Keep company with Me & you’ll learn to live freely & lightly.” ~ Jesus, MT11:28-30MSG
Faith fasts from stress & feasts on Grace.
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.