we’re cooking up fresh boiled peanuts today if you’d like to join in!?
You teachers are heroes and soul shapers and generation strengtheners and we’re passing you a cup of hot tea and giving you a standing ovation! So well done, so. well. done.
Heavenly Fire: The Mystery of the Auroras… an exploration of why these incredible light shows occur, and what they reveal about God.
Are there times it seems God is asking too much of you? Perhaps it feels that your trials will overtake you. But as Joni reflects on a favorite song, she considers how trials are actually blessings. For it is through life’s hardest challenges that you are forced into the arms of Jesus.
amazing at this miracle: Local Ham Radio Hero Saves Friend’s Life Hundreds Of Miles Away
completely amazed: come see how he draws the world from his memory
pause right here…what’s not to love?!
one to share with a friend who needs to hear? The Purpose of Your Pain
the power of love…
“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!
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!
glory, glory, glory
…when your son, in a heartbroken world, captures this gilded moment of light, down at the river farm, that reminds you that your heart can still break for all the beauty in this old world too.
never, ever give up: Keep Praying
From Jennie Allen: “What we are witnessing right now is the decimation of the country and people of Afghanistan. The Taliban has a hit list of known Christians that they are targeting to hunt down and kill. But these believers are not hopeless… I’ve had 3 conversations this week with my friend Pastor X and his team that have changed my faith. History has shown that persecution grows the church and you guys… these Jesus followers on the ground in Afghanistan are still on mission, hopeful, and willing to die for their faith.”
Thank you, Sam Allberry: The truest thing about you is that you are the one whom Jesus truly loves.
In this video, we’ll explore the “water of life” theme through the biblical story and see how it leads to Jesus, who presents himself as the one bringing living water to a world that is desperately thirsty.
Ainsley Earhardt shares her story of faith
thank you, Priscilla Shirer: How to Trust God to Multiply What He’s Already Given You
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: Where I’m Standing Now
…prayer isn’t about getting what you desperately want,
but about getting more of the One Who desperately wants you.
What if we bravely lived what we humbly pray:
Your kingdom come —
not our kingdom.
Your will be done —
Your story be written —
not our way, but Your way, because You alone are The Way.
Because you alone are God — and we are not.
And our problems fade in the light of Your gentle face, Your tender embrace….
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.