Happy, happy, happy weekend!
Come along with us here because who doesn’t need a bit of good news?

Let yourself smile, be crazy inspired, laugh, love & really live the gift of this life
just a little bit more this weekend
Serving up only the Good Stuff for you & your people right here:

Julie Whitbread
Julie Whitbread
Julie Whitbread
Julie Whitbread
Julie Whitbread

The glory of nature that she captures? Stunning!

Contagious JOY in a child’s laughter – reminding us that we do in fact all laugh in the same language.

a pep talk from kindergarteners?
now if this doesn’t make you smile a mile wide?!?

She shoots! She SCORES!

“I couldn’t stop thinking about what I could do to help…”
Being the GIFT for those escaping war

<< grin >>
Need a laugh at the end of your week? This silly pup should bring a smile to your face!

Post of the week from these parts:

This is What Happens (& Doesn’t)
When You Have the Right Life Map

I’ve been wrestling this through in big ways and this is what has shifted huge things in my soul. You have to know where your feet are actually at, to decide what map you actually have to get into your hands.

What I cannot stop thinking about

Nico Benalcazar, Compassion Ecuador Photojournalist

<< tears >>
children teach us so much

“May your weekend feel as good as this scalp rub…”

In the search for his grandfather’s Purple Heart medal, he found family.

His mercy is fresh and new every morning

The beauty of adoption in nature

my favorite place to sit at the end of the day,
as we are on the Way to Calvary with Jesus in this season:
40 Day Lenten Wreath…to keep company with Jesus…

This and so much more over at all the goodness that is The Keeping Company

Make some time this weekend to take care of your mental health

You love big, feel big, and stay exactly as you are.

Beautiful artwork by Katy Rose

Absolutely gorgeous free downloadable print, one of the many free bonus gifts included with the On The Way Lenten Journey, free, when you grab your copy of WayMaker.

This team is proof that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible!

“We are loved, so we love.”

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Exhale into soul stillness.

You’ve been pushing hard,
you’ve been pouring out,
you’ve been pressing for so so long.

You need to rest.

You get to rest—
you get to truly experience soul rest.

Be still—and know that He is God.

Be still and know that He is God—
and know who you are.

Exhale and rest in the still waters.

When there’s no agitation of soul—
there can be a revelation of God.

Still hearts still see God.

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Life is about direction.

To be human is to be relational and directional.

All of life turns on the turn. Life isn’t about how far you’ve come, or how far you have to go; it isn’t about detours, roadblocks, wrong ways, wildernesses, deep valleys, steep mountains, or the overwhelm that has you between a rock and a hard place.

Life is about distance, in relation to God, and living constantly in the direction of God.

No measurement in the world matters but the distance between us and God.

And I dare to believe:
Life’s detours and deconstructions mean
God wants you to run right into His arms
so He can reconstruct your heart.

Excerpt from WayMaker: Finding The Way To The Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Whatever hard thing you’re facing…if it’s hard to keep hoping right now…
breathe deeply today and know that there’s One who always believes in you.

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nobody knows how hard we’re trying to be brave
to show up when it’d be easier to give up,
to go do hard & holy things when it’d be easier to go do happy things,
to not quit when we don’t know how to keep going on.

And You lean close & breathe warm courage into our exhausted places:

“Just Call to Me. I guarantee I will answer you. I will make you strong & brave.” (Ps.138:3)

Be Brave.
Hold on to your Light to hold back the flood of dark.

Be Brave.
Your bravery wins a thousand battles you can’t see
because your bravery strengthens a thousand others to win their battles too.

Be Brave.
And do not pray for the hard to go away.
But pray for a bravery bigger than the hard to come.

Be Brave.
There are angels closer than you know.

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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.