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 a friend…
we’re usually watching her cook for us… but today she’s behind the camera capturing her world and sharing some good words
small wonders of the insect world… who can teach us a few surprising things
“We try not to say anything, we let the dog be the bridge for those people to grieve the loss, whatever they’re feeling.”
the power of kindness… and the humility to gracefully accept it
A DECADE of letter writing and life change and now YOU’RE invited to be part of the story!
The book of Acts shows how God fulfilled His ancient promises to restore His blessing to all the nations through the offspring of Abraham: Jesus of Nazareth. In this video, we’ll explore how Jesus and the Spirit renew the people of Israel and prepare them to announce good news to the nations.
never, ever give up
we circled ’round this one! come along for a virtual tour of a hidden beach on the Sea of Galilee
Best gift idea?! Using these Cream Tassel Pillow Covers here on the farm…
This woven cotton throw pillow cover is lightweight, neutral in color, and a beautiful accent in your home. Made by women in Korah, a community outside of one of the largest dumps in Ethiopia, this pillow cover tells the story of resilience and empowerment. By purchasing this pillow cover, you are providing dignified work for a woman across the globe. Coordinating throw blanket also available.
Every piece in our Grace Crafted Home collection is Fair Trade and brings dignity to the artisans who created them.
(100% of all funds not only empowers artisans around the world, but also 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
thank you, Joni Eareckson Tada… always speaking truth
“It’s a family…find a place where you feel purpose and you won’t feel like you’re meaningless — you’ll feel right where you’re supposed to be.”
there’s so much good here that I keep thinking about…
don’t miss this power-packed minute and a half… so good
encouragement to start your day so good
how to make prayer a priority in your life… and why
tears…an act of kindness: tailor-made
Post of the week from these parts here:
This is what actually works & is genuinely life-changing, a researched & proven fact — and it’s been really healing me:
yes: He Believes in You! one to share with a friend
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: Goodness of God
The ache of life heals when we are awed by God.
Wherever the ache of life meets more of the awe of God, we are more healed.
More than any other emotion, what heals us is the awe of God.
And what is awe really but the glory of God?
That’s what the research undeniably indicates: God’s glory undeniably HEALS us.
Our story finds healing where we’re awed by God’s glory.
If you want to heal more of the losses in your life, make it your way of life to get outside every day to hear what God means to tell you: “The heavens are telling the glory of God” [Psalm 19:1].
That means? That means God sings close over us with spread of sky, God stuns and awes with painted sunrises, God unravels stress with His choreographic dance of stars, God enfolds us everywhere in surround sound: “Glory, glory, glory, I am glory and I fill everything with glory so why fill with worry?”
When the heart is full of trouble, step outside to see that the whole earth isn’t only full of trouble, but ultimately is full of His glory.
Step outside and watch the Maker of clouds overhead, lift the clouds within.
He who breaks the clouds can heal our heartbreak, and the Maker of a million stars can heal every kind of broken heart.
The river winds on and unknots a tangle of worries, and the grasses surrender and bend in the wind so they don’t break, and “God is a sun that never sets… As the air surrounds you, even so does the mercy of your Lord,” writes Charles Spurgeon, and there is time to look out, to look up, to breathe glory deep into the lungs, and to feel it happen: more healing written into our wounds and our losses.
The way to navigate loss is to lose all that distracts from the glory of God.
Glory heals and beauty binds up and awe awakens us to God here, right here.
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.