because we all need to know we’re not alone:
check this heart being formed by sheep, as Australian farmer pays tribute to his beloved aunt
Never too Small: a unique off-grid tiny cabin
anyone else wanna go visit?!
you must come meet her: she’s the oldest Ironman Competitor Ever! They call her the 87-Year-Old Iron Nun
she shares some wise words
Nearly the end of summer!?!!
And a FREE Printable Easy PLAN to seize the Last of the Summer? Before winter comes & drives us indoors in the middle of pandemic? Um…. Yeeeesssss pleeeeassse:
how (and why) we should take time to rest
Restaurant Makes Special Chocolate For Blind Customer With Birthday Message in Braille
“The fact that people have responded so much and so well to it just shows how much the world needs kindness right now, how much the world needs a message of hope, needs to see people doing things and going above and beyond for each other.”
he’s chasing a dream
Have you been socially-distancing? Not as much as Brent Underwood, who has lived during the COVID lockdown as the sole resident of a ghost town on the edge of Death Valley: the abandoned mining community of Cerro Gordo, California.
An antique store like no other
“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!
What is the Bible? This video covers a condensed history of how the Bible came into existence, and the different forms of the Bible in the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christian traditions.
how she learned to really trust God …
Granger and Amber Smith – Honesty in Suffering
“….everything is under His control and under His plan…”
glory, glory, glory
Break Your Promises
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.
never, ever give up…
…straight up, it feels like the world’s gone mad at times, Lord.
And the world’s gone looking for real peacemakers who let the broken bits of their heart fill in all the cracked pieces & places in the world.
The world’s gone looking for a lot more good news — and maybe that starts with each of us busted and wounded telling the news that there is a Wounded Healer who touches our scars with His scars and says, ‘I know & I see & no matter how it seems, there’s more happening than you see, and this isn’t over yet.’
And the world’s gone looking for prayer warriors who don’t see prayer as the least we can do but the most we can do —
and then literally get down on their knees & pray us through this mess.
For we know that our praying is demon-slaying.
Praying is slaying.
Because it’s calling on the One who slays all the dark, wins us back from the mess, and cuts right through all the impossible knots of desperate things.
And all the prayer slayers said —
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.