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:


Mary Anne Morgan

let’s ponder the wonder & beauty everywhere


all the tears… the love of family


What Will Happen to Your Body If You Walk Every Day


wow! Dog Missing for Weeks Wanders Into Walmart and Finds Owner Working at the Register


an update on this beautiful story: A son fulfilled his mother’s dream, one cheesesteak at a time.


7 Lessons I’ve Carried from ‘Narnia’

highly recommend The Chronicles of Narnia! a family favorite here!


Sharing the Challenges and Joys That Disability Can Bring to a Marriage

When Tracey met Mike nearly 2 decades ago, she told him, “I use a wheelchair to get around, but I don’t let that get me down!” And these words have rung true for them as a couple over 13 years of marriage! Relying on each other for different needs, they are a true team. And although their marriage has challenges, there is also joy! Come here their story!


you’ve got to meet her: this ER nurse is helping care for hospital patients both on and off the clock

“There’s something therapeutic about the human touch… human talking, human touching, it’s that connection that we’re all hard-wired for.”


never, ever forget it: He Sees You


on letting kids be kids…


photo:  Tyler Northrup

could not love her more: Having Polio Was a Privilege, Not a Punishment

How a passage in John’s gospel transformed my perspective on God and suffering


at 10 years old? Come see what he’s doing…

“Kindness is a virtue we can all possess. If we are willing to…so why not start today. Because right now, it’s what we need more than ever.”


5 Christian Innovators Helping Solve an Education Crisis


pausing and pondering: Francis Chan and the manifestation of the Spirit of GOD


My Times Are in Your Hand

Learning to Trust the Speed of God


glory, glory, glory


August!

“Whatever you do, do everything…giving thanks” Col. 3:1

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 #JOYDARE too! Scavenger hunt for God’s glory!
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Print the month of August Joy Dare, and the entire year of Joy Dares, right here:

And 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. Click here to learn how you can get yours today!


YES: With God, Impossible is Possible… thank you, Christine Caine


to encourage you…Praising God in the Pit


Why Help People in Poverty in Other Countries When People Need Help Here?

Beyond grateful for the life saving work of Compassion International 


so good! Can you Relate?


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: No One Cared For Me Like Jesus


It’s a good day to be alive,
it’s a good day to begin again,
it’s a good day to believe & hope & love & trust
that you are safe & all is always well
because you are always held.

It’s a good day to just, no matter what comes:
Let joy live loud in your soul!

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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.