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…
lost and found: Freediver Recovers Engagement Ring Lost in this large lake
A town living under one roof – anyone else wanna go visit?
a place where everyone is seen and heard
reunions like these? never get old: Woman reunited with fishermen 35 years after they rescued her
“You know everyone says God works in mysterious ways…”
really powerful teaching from Priscilla Shirer… don’t miss this one
Well, hello JUNE!
“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 God knows we can live through anything.
All the research concludes that if you write down just 3 things you’re grateful for every day, you increase your happiness by 25%! Who doesn’t want that?! And giving thanks in all things is a God-command for our joy. Let’s do it!
Take the Joy Dare (3 prompts a day to find 3 gifts) – and hang it on the fridge for the whole family to take the Joy Dare too! Scavenger hunt for God’s glory!
Print the month of June Joy Dare, and the entire year of Joy Dares, right here
this is really something: Pianist plays again thanks to stranger’s invention
don’t miss this story… believe it – God is always with you
using these items every day here on the farm
(100% of all funds not only empowers artisans around the world, but partners with Mercy House Global to support several homes for young women and their babies in crisis pregnancies in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya)
so amazed!! This innovative young Kenyan scientist? Is turning Nairobi’s mountain of plastic waste into paving bricks…for affordable housing and employment
Are you fearful of that trial lurking in the shadows? You can face any trial head-on because Jesus, the Lion of Judah, is greater than any adversary. In Him, you are a conqueror and overcomer.
Thank you, Joni Eareckson Tada
Dysfunction to Dynasty – Ch. 1 Phil Robertson: Drunk and Lawless –
the patriarch of the Robertson family shares his vulnerable story of hope
glory, glory, glory
Do you find yourself lacking a desire to read God’s Word? thank you for this, Beth Moore
You know how you want the timeline for all the hard things to be different — for all the hopes, for all the healing, for all the restoration to happier times?
Yep, get it. This is what is helping me:
tears: for every parent… slow down and breathe
Post of the week from these parts here
You can be okay even when you don’t feel okay because who you are is not how you are.Y our heart can kind break more times than you can count which only means your heart has been made into abundantly more.
If you’re sometimes not okay, this is how you can be okay — even when things aren’t okay:
so so beautiful… Believe For It
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!
never, ever give up — there is always hope
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: When We Fall Apart
… so, yeah, we may not know how tomorrow’s going to go,
but we could lean on the One who always goes before us & already knows.
And, yeah, we may not have the foggiest idea how we’re going to make it,
but there’s a Hand that reaches through the fog, takes ours & He makes a way —
because that’s His name. He is The Way.
And, honest, though we may be downright weary of the heartbreaks, the headlines, the hard roads,
God cups our faces: He doesn’t demand us to carry the weight of understanding everything — He only asks we stand close to Him & let Him undertake everything.
God never lays the weight on you to be amazing.
He only invites you into the most profound choice in all the universe:
Rest in His strength to do it,
rest in His ways above ours,
rest in Him who is with you, in you & is 100% for you.
Leave all the amazing to Him.
And His Amazing Grace finds us where we are right now and is taking us — even right now — where we’ve only dreamed.
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.