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:

come along for a long quiet walk?

she captures our world in the most beautiful ways…

because we all need a friend

They sold everything they owned, converted an old truck, and travel the world together (come check their gorgeous adventure pics!)

kinda the best… fireflies putting on the best show for us

her words of faith bring tears…

amazed: Drone photographer created an aerial timelapse video showing a flock of 1,000–1,700 sheep being herded across the rural landscape of Yokneam in Israel

He’s 2 years old. She’s about to turn 100. They’ve formed a friendship across a backyard fence you have to see

smiling through tears…you too?

Man Honors His Farmworker Parents in Special Way After Graduating Medical School

“My graduation from medical school was one small step for me, one giant leap for fam-kind. It’s as much, if not more, a victory lap for them as it is for me. And I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

share with a friend…God is with you in the valley – you are never, ever alone

can you even?!?

This 9-year-old child genius with Asperger’s—has a higher IQ than Einstein and dreams of becoming an astronaut. Before turning 10, she has already graduated high school, is pursuing two engineering degrees in Mexico, and has been invited to study at her dream school—the University of Arizona.

She also uses her platform to inspire other children on the autism spectrum to follow their dreams!

breathtaking wonder we can easily overlook

Few events in nature can rival the extraordinary life cycle of a butterfly. This stunning transformation from a slow, earth-bound caterpillar to a magnificent flying insect is the epitome of mystery and wonder.

Thank you, The John 10:10 Project

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

Best gift idea?! Using this Cake Stand here on the farm! This beautiful Mahogany wood tray cake stand is perfect for displaying a birthday cake or any other treat of your choice. Hand-carved, sanded, smoothed, and finished with food-safe beeswax, this cake stand is ideal! You could keep it on your kitchen counter for everyday use too — displaying muffins, cookies, or other goodies! Come and enjoy your new kitchen staple! ⁠

This cake stand is sustainably harvested wood handmade in Peten, Guatemala.

Every piece in our Grace Crafted Home collection is Fair Trade and brings dignity to the artisans who created them.

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 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

yes: We Need (Good) Church Stories

a story 23 years in the making… tears at his perseverance

Never, ever, give up

oh my heart: Where I Do My Homework: 8 Pictures of Tenacious Students

Beyond grateful for the life saving work of Compassion International 

this story is fascinating – and really makes you think

maybe we all just want to be fiercely listened to

Leaning into the stories & the wonder & the making with you, Chip and Joanna Gaines!

Giddy ecstatic, undone, about the vision of Magnolia Network & Chip and Joanna, and – we’ve never even had a TV, ever, or cable or anything of the like, but I’ve never been so excited to watch a network anything quite like this, ever!

Because what is this really about? It’s creating culture. These dreamers and makers and artists are like the first gardeners, back in Eden, cultivating deep good to produce real lasting yield. Stand ovation till my hands heart – keep co-cultivating with our Maker to make GOOD, life-giving culture!

Every now and then… thank you, Beth Moore

Post of the week from these parts here:

I dare say absolutely nothing matters more than this — & this has been flat-out changing my life in ways I never would have expected:

How to Hear from God: If You Want a Daily Encounter With God

come along for the most extraordinary views…glory

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.

on repeat this week: Joy of the Lord

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Slow down and breathe today.

Let the goodness and mercy that follows you every. single. day. of. your. life. — no. matter. what. — why not slow down and see how the goodness catches up to you?

God longs to travel with you today —

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…” Psalm 23:6 

[excerpted from our little Facebook family … come join us each day?]

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.