Happy, happy, happy weekend!
Let’s not let the everyday routines numb us to the miracle of living every day! 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. Never, ever give up…there really is hope, even for us.
Serving up only the Good Stuff for you & your people right here:
because we all need to be rescued…
I MEAN…oh my: now if they don’t bring a huge smile…!!
fascinated: How to Practice Effectively…for just about anything (!!)
He’s donated to shelters, to veterans, and his latest batch of masterpieces is going to refugees
“I feel pretty good about helping somebody get a smile on their face”
lots to absorb and consider here: Wisdom of the Geese
standing ovation for someone doing great things:
Snowflakes – some of the most beautiful works of art to adorn planet earth
But how do these extraordinary creations take shape? Through breathtaking macro and time-lapse photography and computer animation, explore the science behind the wonder in a film you may never forget…
What does it mean to say that the God of the Bible is gracious?
In this video, the BibleProject looks at the Hebrew words for grace and understand it to be a rich concept that has profound implications for how we see God. When we look to the biblical meaning of grace and understand God as gracious, we see a God who loves to give generous gifts to undeserving people.
What do you do when your story isn’t turning out at all like you had planned?…when hopes turn to heartbreak and plans turn to pain?
This one is needed… I found it so helpful this week:
feeling the anxiety today? so much of the antidote to anxiety is the adoration of Christ
Cranking this worship up during our morning rhythms & liturgies – “…when I fight, I will fight on my knees…”
so we circled ’round his little project here… it made us smile
Study after study found? Nothing, absolutely nothing interrupts anxiety like gratitude. The research indicates that recording just 3 gifts a day is a kind of cognitive training, a way of reorganizing your brain around a focus on goodness, that it increases an individual’s positive outlook by 25%.
“Whatever you do, do everything…giving thanks” Col. 3:17 God’s will is for us to give thanks in all things…because this is how we can live with joy through anything… This is the year to take the Joy Dare — which just gives you 3 prompts a day, to notice, find, feel the joy of seeing 3 ways God is loving you — and dare to give thanks in all things, dare to look for the good, dare to notice God’s grace, dare to pay attention to all the ways God love you.
And P. P.S.: The little book that started this habit of gratitude for us — One Thousand Gifts — turns TEN this year (!!!) and we have some big things coming this year to celebrate how thankfulness has changed our lives.
What better way to kick off this year than by renewing the life-changing habit of daily gratitude. You in?
tears every time I listen to this one: No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus
… classic loveliness in our Fair Trade store, Grace Crafted Home:
(100% of proceeds go to help fund Mercy House Global’s work in Kenya)
glory, glory, glory
Have you been praying about a situation & waiting for an answer? yeah, with you
In times of waiting, we must remember God is working. He’s working out the answers even though we may not know all the details.
Never, ever give up…
5 STAR story: come see how these elementary school teachers in the same school are inspiring their students
Post of the week from these parts here:
Your goals for this year? Those resolutions? Yeah, how’s that going for you?
How about a key to keep moving forward & not get stuck:
THIS: People are experiencing life transformation from having God’s Word in a language they understand
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: Remember
The world will get loud this week — make stillness to hear Him still.
“Incline your ear & come to Me; hear, that your soul may live…” Isaiah 55:3
When you read to the end of God’s Word? You know it’s all going to be okay in the end.
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.