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:
we circled ’round this one!
she wrote a book to share hope with other kids coming behind her
pause right here for this Hymn Medley
…he had a lifelong hobby of writing to newspapers and magazines: he’s seen more than 2,000 of his letters published of the 10,000 he penned.
Through his letters, he tries to bring Biblical thinking and opinions into the public square. Sometimes he’s able to speak directly about his Christian faith.
because we all need a hug
her words could literally change a generation, change the trajectory of our culture, change a whole world of broken toward hope
In the first pages of the Bible, we’re introduced to God and humans as the main characters. But there’s also a whole cast of spiritual beings who play an important role throughout the Bible, though they’re often in the background. In this video, we begin to explore these beings and how they fit into the unified storyline of the Bible.
Thank you, BibleProject
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 soon to celebrate how thankfulness has changed our lives.
it’s so often just a matter of perspective
Parenting is difficult, especially when raising kids in a world that says only certain kinds of achievements are worth recognizing.
some good thoughts to ponder on raising kids well
Let’s resolve to put faith over fear today. Even when its dark and dim and when we cannot see, let’s choose to place our trust right here, where there is hope in the dark:
never, ever give up
Why Do You Want to Go to Heaven? Thank you, Jon Bloom
Priscilla Shirer on the best way to communicate with God
come along for a virtual tour? glory, glory, glory
“I Never Thought I Could Have a Life Without Anxiety Attacks”
Courtney Smallbone shares her story
cheering for those helping others
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: almost home
I don’t know how, but somehow?…maybe our hearts are made to be broken. Broken open. Broken free. Maybe the deepest wounds birth deepest wisdom. We are made in the image of God.
And wasn’t God’s heart made to be broken too? Wounds can be openings to the beauty in us.
And our weaknesses can be a container for God’s glory.
Hannah tasted salty tears of infertility. Elijah howled for God to take his life. David asked his soul a thousand times why it was so downcast.
The thing is? God does great things through the greatly wounded. God sees the broken as the best and He sees the best in the broken and He calls the wounded to be the world changers.
Never ever be afraid of being a broken thing. And maybe—this is the way to freedom?
You’ve got to remember to just keep breathing—keep believing.
Brokenness can make abundance.
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.