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 whole of the life — even the hard — is made up of the minute parts, and if I miss the infinitesimals, I miss the whole. These are new language lessons, and I live them out. There is a way to live the big of giving thanks in all things. It is this: to give thanks in this one small thing. The moments will add up.” ~One Thousand Gifts
… kinda crazy beautiful 💛
In all kinds of ways: We all carry each other over the drains 💛
we circled ’round this one! fascinating…
come along for a quiet visit?
couldn’t stop watching! amazed!
tears here… doesn’t get any better than this:
thank you, Jesus!
On Saying “No” to Famous Rockstars… thank you for this one, Scott Sauls
too good to miss!
a most powerful story of love, sacrifice, and a new family bond. Must, must see
cheering loudly! Grandmother, 65, ‘overwhelmed’ to be named high school valedictorian
“I would like for the whole world to know that it’s never too late to go back to school, no matter what age you drop out…it’s never too late. It is important. Education is very important.”
explore some of the 10 best moments of beauty, drama and spectacle of our natural world
never, ever give up
because we all need a hero to come and lift us up
using this Natural Macawood Ladle every day here on the farm…they are as sweet as the soul that made them. With its curved handle and deep bowl, all this ladle needs is a pot to be in. This spoon is ideal for serving soups or gifting to a friend!. There is also a hole carved at the end of the handle, so that the ladle can be hung as décor in the kitchen when it is not in use.
(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)
Craft a home that embodies your values: classic beauty, heirloom quality, fair trade — Grace all around
YES, yes, yes: Perspective changes things… thank you, IF: Lead and Chrystal Evans Hurst
Sometimes the healing we pray for doesn’t come, sometimes prayers are answered with heartbreaking no’s, and sometimes our faith just doesn’t seem like it’s enough.
But there’s a deeper truth that you don’t want to miss:
don’t miss her story!
“More than anything I was angry at God in the sense of… I thought this is what I was supposed to be doing and if this is what I’m supposed to be doing then why did you take it away from me?”
The Power of Vision
glory, glory, glory
Post of the week from these parts here:
Yeah, dear women…& our daughters & our sisters…when you’re dog tired of media voices telling you what Beauty & Love is:
on repeat here: Same God
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!
Ephesians 3:14–19 : Why Does Paul Pray After Teaching?
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.
believe it: Make It Right
“Even though I walk through the valley…
I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”
Just four quiet words today: You are with me.
Discouragement trailing? But You are with me.
Worries hounding? But You are with me.
Valleys ahead & shadows looming? But You are with me.
I may feel useless, but only one thing is needful: that I am with You and You are with me.
If God is within us — it doesn’t matter what is without.
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.