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:
sometimes we need to be rescued…
oh, my heart: sometimes there is nothing a dad won’t do for his daughter
tears….because we can all step up to help another
As we enter this last week of “Heart Month” we’re sharing some very special and courageous children – heart warriors who were adopted into loving families and now reside in Heaven. We hope you’ll embrace this video tribute to these precious souls and to their families.
Every one of those parents, if given the chance to go back and do it all over again? They would. Because love always wins.
could not love Liz Curtis Higgs more — she shares some really good words here: please don’t miss
Guilt, Guilt, Go Away!
… classic loveliness in our Fair Trade store, Grace Crafted Home:
(100% of proceeds go to help fund Mercy House Global’s work in Kenya)
come along? Glory, glory, glory
So you know all those new dreams and habits you had bravely planned for a new year? How’s that going for you?
Yep, I’m with you: The human habit is so prone to forget again and again. All the neurological research places habit at the center of human behavior; we are what we do repetitively. What this woman — one of the absolutely most brilliant thinkers I know — practically shares right here about life-defining habits is truly life-changing:
The Dailyness of the Dishes—and a Habit Called Faith
what this dad created for his community? standing ovation…
The Story of the Bible:
This video summarizes the overall story of the Bible as a series of crossroad decisions. All humanity, followed by the Israelites, redefine good and evil and end up in Babylon. They are followed by Jesus, who takes a different path that opens up the way to a new creation.
Thank you, BibleProject
lean in and listen…
How this Nurse and Mom in Texas Stayed Behind to Help Neighbors: I Had to ‘Make Sure They Were Still Alive’… doing pulse checks every morning and bringing them food
“I think that for us, it was just really important to recognize the needs around us…I think the situation could have been far worse had we not stayed. I think knowing your community, knowing the needs, being able to respond is really important when it comes to an event like this.”
Why God is worth trusting…
what a story here – life changing and one to share with a friend for sure
come join us from wherever you are? This year we’re hosting IF:Gathering 2021 digitally on March 5-6! We’ll be coming to you live for a full IF experience.
His kingdom is coming. We want His will to be done on this earth as it is in heaven and our heart and prayer is that “on earth as it is in heaven” starts with us. And we would stop wondering if it is possible to change the world. It’s possible.
This year, at IF:Gathering 2021, we are going to talk about how we do that. The theme of those two days is going to be “Even If.” Even if the worst happens, we won’t lose hope. Come join us as we remember that together. Saving a place just for you.
Take it to God First – listen in here – so good
quietly pause and rest with the words of this one…
Priscilla Shirer discusses how to be more proactive and intentional as we aim to hear the voice of God
…if we’re honest, at some point, we understand that there is an enemy of our soul working hard to keep us from living our truest selves. In fact, you and I both are in the middle of a battle…and this may be our best defense right now:
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: Holy Water
…so yeah, there are things right now that look like the Gigantic Impossibles — and change seems slow & small & practically invisible.
But Change is a Seed. And Gigantic Beanstalks grow from seeds that are small & don’t look like they’re doing anything at all. Growth is a slow & sacred process, not some abracadabra magic show.
Every minute of faithfulness is a seed that God will faithfully grow into profound change.
“Grow in grace….” (2Pet3:18) By His grace — let Him grow just one faithful minute & then one more seed-minute of faithfulness & then just one more….And God grows each of those seed-minutes into the Gigantic Possible.
It’s not what we do every now & then —but what we do Every day that changes everything.
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.