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:
the kindest surprise
Meet Stella… a dog who talks
an extraordinary way to love
can you even?! at 89 – what she’s doing?!
fascinating: The story of tap dance, step by step
yes! Gospel Song
God Calls You To Stand Out…just so good…thank you, Lisa Harper
The books of the Old Testament prophets are packed with dense poetry and wild imagery. In this video, we’ll learn how these prophetic books contribute to the storyline of the Bible and why it’s worth learning how to read them more attentively.
Not Made for This World…thank you, Joni Eareckson Tada
Is forgiveness in the face of deep pain and injustice even possible? What does loving your enemies look like in the face of tragedy?
You don’t want to miss this story of brutal loss and beautiful hope:
never, ever give up…Are you striving for success, or what really matters?
Pick up a copy of the new 10th anniversary edition of One Thousand Gifts, and count all the ways He loves you, & fall in love with Him all over again!
AND, when you do, you get an entire FREE Joy Tool Kit which includes 5 exclusive printables: a “How to Always Find Joy” Frameable, a Daily Joy Map & Planner, a Family Gratitude Gift Jar kit, a 12-Month Joy Calendar, and a Daily Joy Compass. Learn how you can get yours today!
“you are not hidden, you are not hopeless…I will send out an army to find you in the middle of the dark“
glory, glory, glory
because we all need someone to come along beside us
Jesus breaks every chain
Whatever you are struggling with today —whatever fire it is you’re walking through — you don’t want to miss this powerful message of hope:
Ephesians 3:7–13 …Gospel Ministry Before Angels and Demons… thank you, John Piper
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.
… so yeah, some of us had a pretty rough day, God.
BUT — for folks like us, there’s no rough day, rough season or rough road that can beat us up so bad that it steals our wallet full of thank-yous. We’re the folks who can still say at the end of hard days,
thank You, Lord, that there’s not a tear that falls on earth
that isn’t caught in heaven.
We’re the brave who keep in the game because you keep us in Christ and we can stand in the midst of the impossible & thank You for a faith that passes the test of discouragement —
because You part our Red Seas & have us pass through an ocean of overwhelm & keep going, on the strength of You.
We’re the people at the end of the day who can say:
Thank You for being the pillowed
rest into which we can sink real deep & find a Peace that passes all understanding —because no matter what’s overwhelming us, underneath us are Your everlasting arms.
And no way, no how, You won’t let go —
You won’t let go of us.
In the name of the only One who
loved us to death, to life…
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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.