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:

photo by Warren Keelan
photo by Warren Keelan
photo by Warren Keelan
photo by Warren Keelan
photo by Warren Keelan

just so grateful how he’s shared his extraordinary work with us here for years…

<< grin >>
in the middle of the wave and storms — feeling this grateful for Jesus every day!

Post of the week from these parts:

Why Does Resurrection Sunday Matter Any Other Day of the Next Week?

I thought of it much this past Resurrection weekend, and I can’t stop thinking about it:

Missiles are killing wailing babes and fleeing civilians in Ukraine. 

Young families we love, and are on our knees with, are beating back cancer stalking dangerously close with the stench of death.

What in this busted world does Resurrection Sunday now actually do, actually mean, on the hard, ordinary days after we stop greeting each other with “He is risen, He is risen indeed”? 

What if: Resurrection completely changed our life direction? What if: Resurrection changed our direction— from close-fisted to open-handed.

THIS! This is kinda my whole heart!

Everything is only finished when everything is entrusted into God’s hands.

…okay, I’m not teared up, you are!
Double-dare, no…triple-dare you: One person you could surprise this weekend with some love? Like this moment here – you have no idea the difference it can make! #BetheGift

on the stack at the farm…

This moment of sacrifice and care is unbelievably powerful. And the thing is: Sometimes the safest place is not to move toward the shore — but actually to move out toward DEEPER water


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Laugh Loud & Live Large & These Are Fuel for Your Soul!

Your Weekend & Heart will Be Richer For these Convos

with wise, hilarious Women!

What a LIBRARY of wisdom with SUCH women! Tucking these convos into your hands to ignite real hope!

(Leave this page open & while working a way this weekend, dip into these inspiring (FUN!) conversations!)

a conversation (& AN AMAZING CONCERT!) with:

Ellie Holcomb

“When the waters rise
When your hope runs dry
I will carry you”

and if your weekend & heart needs some real peace & comfort, this conversation with:

Jennifer Rothschild

wherever you are on the Way today, God sees you and He is with you

Whatever your week looked like? Your weekend needs some hand clapping & contagious laughter –

joy in the midst!

okay, see how that bulldog learns to take that last turn on a skateboard?! Really, it’s never too late for an old dog to learn a new trick, for all of us to find our second act & surprise ourselves at learning something we always really wanted to try! Now’s as good a time as any to just begin!

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we all get to use the time we are given — to let people know they are seen & really loved. Got time to write a line or two to just one person today, celebrating who they are in your life? #LiveGiven #BeTheGift

a song for Ukraine….and for us all

“Now He has come to make a way
And God Himself has paid the price
That all who trust in Him today
Find healing in His sacrifice”

Turning garbage into water? That’s what these church kids did by just asking one simple question: What do we have to work with?” What if we all really asked the same question?
Talk about motivating!

glory, glory, glory

You & I — Can we go for A Walk along the Water This Weekend?

You saw that it’s now available?!?!
the WayMaker study guide + DVD sessions

plus online access to all 6 sessions when you pick up the study guide + DVD bundle

This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

The study guide itself – video teaching notes, group discussion questions, personal study and application of the life-changing SACRED habit, and a welcome letter from Ann for introducing each session.

An individual access code to stream all six video sessions online (included with all study guides)

And the physical DVD (with the DVD bundle only)

For Our Tender places, For our Hard Stories, For All of Us looking for More than a Way Through, but a New way to actually Be, a New way of Life

He is always making a way!

[ Print’s FREE here ]

Turns out: There are people who are cartographers, people who make maps — and there are people who are heartographers, those who map the ways of the heart.

Cartography is the study of maps — and heartography is the study of the ways of the heart.

Heartography is about the ways the heart turns, how the heart orients to Love Himself, especially in the dark.

The key questions that Love Himself asks us, as we keep questing for a way through our only life, are questions we have to intentionally pause and ask our own soul:

🌊 Who do you say that I am? (Mt. 16:15)

🌊 Where are you coming from? Where are you going to? (Gen. 16:8)

🌊 What do you want? (Mark 10:51)

It’s only when we take the time to write down and name where we are actually at, can anything actually begin to turn around.

This is not some trite cliche — this is what you have to actually do, if you want to see the way through.

Nothing helps us see the way through — like asking the Way Himself —and then answering the questions of the Way Himself. Because God is on a quest too: He is making everything into a way to be with us. Emmanuel, meaning “God with us,” says He is also “the Way”:

God is always making everything into a way to be with us.

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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

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