exhale: maybe today is the perfect day for a long quiet walk?
maybe the best way to travel these days?!?
helping those who need it most
one of the very best presents
because we all need to be encouraged
sharing from here on the farm: These carefully curated quotes from various Christian thinkers are the perfect addition to your daily routine of prayer, meditation, and devotion. They can be framed, pinned to a bulletin board, or tucked into a journal or Bible. Check here to be encouraged to keep company with Jesus
what a story – never, ever give up
this one is just too good to miss: Be a Point of Light
must come see what she’s doing!
In this video, we’ll explore David’s role as a priestly king and his failure to live up to this calling. The story of David ultimately points to the arrival of Jesus, the true royal priest who will bring the blessings of Eden and restore humans to their divine calling.
Hello and welcome, October!
“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 October 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!
A social experiment was conducted asking people to say what they can’t do.
But then, when the question was turned around to their loved ones — their answers told a different story.
in case you need to be reminded too? Thankful for the scars…
A few times a year, I leave the warmth of these home fires and these seven hearts I love deep, and gather with the Body to meet Him.
It’s our quiet offering and privilege, to come with you, and simply, humbly, go before Him…
Ever find it hard to pray? Searching for the perfect way, the perfect place, the perfect time, the perfect words? Prayer matters more than anything else, so we have to figure this out:
Trusting God in the Midst of Suffering: Meet Sherif
As a child, Norah often went hungry. Her mother couldn’t afford to send her to school. But when the desperate family learned of a local church that helped children in poverty, Norah’s life changed forever.
The Power of Hope: Dare to Believe
glory, glory, glory
a most unexpected mission: the next best thing to the hand of God
If you’ve ever felt like you don’t really belong, that you’re not enough…ever struggled to recognize the beauty that is your life…these words of hope are for you today:
Priscilla Shirer joins Laurie Crouch and Holly Wagner on TBN’s Praise to discuss prayer, hearing the voice of God, and growing in our relationship with Him. Let’s listen in as they discuss different ways that we can actively pursue growing closer to God as we learn to pray intentionally.
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: Wait on You
…you know how you’re sticking with it & doing that hard thing? You’ve just gotta know, you don’t stand alone, you don’t walk alone, you don’t go alone:
“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength” 2 Timothy 4:17
And nothing can happen today that will stop Him from sticking right there with you & giving you strength to do this thing.
There is nothing to fear today —
because there is nothing, not mess-ups, not distractions, not less-than-hoped-fors, nothing in the universe that can happen today to separate you from the loving hands of God.
There is nothing to fear no matter what —
because there is nothing, not sickness, not pain, not diagnosis, Not Even Death, nothing in the universe that can ever separate you from the loving hands of God.
There is Never. Anything. to fear — because there is Nothing in the universe that can Ever. separate. you. from the loving hands of God.
So Go Live Brave! His Love Makes You Brave!
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.