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:

my world kinda slows and rests when she invites us to her front porch…

smiling at the friends she’s met and made

dancing into the weekend like…

this one’s for every book lover who loves to browse

Tragedy can rob us of so much, but it can also be a great teacher if we choose to respond to it with hope.

Experiencing both horrific loss through the tragedy of widowhood and miraculous healing, Kellie Haddock can now sing these words with a deep honesty. They’ve been tested to the brink and found bedrock true: “All Your ways are good”.

This song is a prayer for all of us who are hurting and longing for hope and healing right now.

can you even?!? he so brilliantly captures dogs and their beloved treats (!!)

because we all need to love and be loved

to the parents who give and love with all that they have

because sometimes we need to remember: Amen and amen

…if you’re a light chaser, a creative with a camera, listen to how to do it for the Glory of God.

Esther Havens and Austin Mann are are deeply faithful, artful guides towards His light

the moment they met the woman who saved his life

… I’m really convinced that this is the best fuel for our weekend — a powerful way forward through whatever the hard roads we’re facing. We no longer need to live under shame or guilt. And here’s why:

When God Seems Distant and Shame Seems So Close

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 anythingThis 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.

(P.S. Print the 2021 updated Joy Dare right here under “Free Tools”

And P. P.S.: The little book that started this habit of gratitude for us — One Thousand Giftsturns TEN this year (!!!) and we have some big things coming soon to celebrate how thankfulness has changed our lives.

What better way to kick off a new month than by renewing the life-changing habit of daily gratitude. You in!?!

come along for a ride? just another beautiful day in Switzerland

he aims to make people happy…

“when you deliver to someone, you may be the only face they see all day”

11 Remarkable Photos of “Tiny Homes” in the Developing World

Beyond grateful for the life saving work of Compassion International 

The book of Psalms is the largest collection of poetry in the Bible. In this video, we’ll explore the design shape and main themes of this marvelous book, which was crafted to be read from beginning to end. The Psalms are an invitation to a literary temple where you can meet with God and hear the entire biblical storyline retold in poetic form.

Thank you, BibleProject

Why Everyone Needs Compassion Thank you, Scott Sauls

How to Build a Life: Go Ahead and Fail

“Perfectionism can make you miserable. Here’s how you can muster the courage to mess up.”

sometimes it’s all a matter of perspective

Honestly, I know of no conversation more important, or more direly needed than this one, especially during Lent.

If you have ever longed for the practice of your faith to include an authentic, intimate prayer life or if you have longed for your life to become prayer, I highly recommend their words…

Where Prayer Becomes Real

tears here… because we all need someone to rescue us

you’ve got to meet her: what a message she has…”God doesn’t make mistakes”

glory, glory, glory

Post of the week from these parts here

… hey, you aren’t at all alone in feeling overwhelmed at what’s coming at you right now.This crushes to smithereens the mountain that you’re facing:

Mountain In Front of You? How to Get Through When You’re Overwhelmed

Hebrews says, “We do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and are saved.”

If you persevere through your failures and disappointments, you are one of “those” who has faith. Don’t shrink back! Follow Christ and persevere!

Thank you, Joni Eareckson Tada

Books for Soul Healing:

One Thousand Gifts

Joy is actually possible, right where you are.

Take the dare to discover: Life is not an emergencyLife is a GIFT. Life is too short to do anything but truly savor it — to count all the ways you truly loved.

The Broken Way

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.

The Way of Abundance

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.

Be The Gift

Be the Gift is a tender intivation into the next step of deeper transformation, less stress, more joy and abundantly more peace & purpose. You only get one life to love well…to Be The Gift.

believe it: Help is On the Way

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Lord, when I don’t like me, You still love me, You still like me, You still lavish me with acceptance.When I am fed up with me, You invite me to Your feast, When I am done — with me, with life, with everything, You whisper, “Hang on — I am making all things — you — new.” (Revelation21:5)

And when I want to quit, You cup my face: “This great work I started in you? I won’t stop that beautiful work until you are fully, completely, gloriously beautiful” (Philippians 1:6, 1Corinthians 2:7)

So this becomes our brave & broken-hearted hallelujah, the one we sing into the dark, even when it’s hard to believe:

I am His Beloved, His Beloved, His Beloved… and even now I will be held.

In the name of the only One who loved us to death & back to the real & forever life… Amen.

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Dare to fully live!

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.