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:


lucybee985 @ Glacier National Park
lucybee985 @ Glacier National Park
lucybee985 @ Glacier National Park

breathtaking – hard to beat these views! Grateful she shares her work & life with us here


https://www.instagram.com/p/CTP5znznj9J/

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Amelia Barton/ESPN Images

because we all need to know we’re not alone:

“God put me in a position to have a voice, not just on the sidelines of a college football game but in the community…”


check this heart being formed by sheep, as Australian farmer pays tribute to his beloved aunt


New homeowners find the most heartfelt message written on the pantry wall


Never too Small: a unique off-grid tiny cabin

anyone else wanna go visit?!


cheering loudly: Peace behind prison bars: how a club is helping prisoners build a more peaceful world


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:

Are you in?!!?!! Let’s SO do THIS:
 
How To Squeeze More Summer Out of the Last Weeks Before Fall: The Easy Plan (with Free Printable)


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.


stunning! Photographer captures sun and moon silhouettes in the most creative ways!


An antique store like no other


Hello September!

“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!


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.


Wildlife photographer of the year 2021 highly commended – in pictures


how she learned to really trust God …


because sometimes? we all need to be rescued


Granger and Amber Smith – Honesty in Suffering

“….everything is under His control and under His plan…”


glory, glory, glory


Break Your Promises


7 Inspiring Young People Living in Poverty With Disabilities

Beyond grateful for the life saving work of Compassion International


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.


never, ever give up…


[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…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 —
Amen.

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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.