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

it’s a grace to share your gifts of stunning beauty… thank you, Mary Anne Morgan

… kinda crazy beautiful 💛
In all kinds of ways: We all carry each other over the drains 💛

50 Times People Found The Most Unexpected Things 

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:

Dads and Brides: come see how this photographer captures these special moments at weddings

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

just sharing because I adore Philip and Jennifer Rothschildcould listen to them talk all day..

Suffering in Silence: The Menstruation Taboo

Beyond grateful for the life saving work of Compassion International 

because we all need a hero to come and lift us up

… classic loveliness in our Fair Trade store, Grace Crafted Home:

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.

Your home and life can tell a story — that’s changing the story of the world.

(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 thingsthank you, IF: Lead and Chrystal Evans Hurst

Joy Prouty

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:

Living in the Tension of “He Can” and “Even if He Doesn’t”

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:

Girl, This is Why You’re Beautiful, & No Men, Magazines or Media can Argue With This

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:

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 invitation 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: Make It Right

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

“Even though I walk through the valley…
I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”
Psalm 23:4

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.

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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.