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:

Meg Loeks – Photographer
Meg Loeks – Photographer
Meg Loeks – Photographer
Meg Loeks – Photographer
Meg Loeks – Photographer

the way she captures small moments… makes me want to pause more to notice my own

**start your day, your weekend with this exhale**

“When the sun comes up satisfy us
Before day has passed us by
Before our hearts forget all Your goodness
Satisfy us with Your love”

friend? no matter what today holds, His goodness & love is unchanging.

< wide smiles over here >

how these ones gather to support – there’s no limit to what we can accomplish together!

what these photographers capture < simply astounding! >
* God really is the Ultimate Artist *

persistence and dedication – see how this young woman is reaching for the stars!

The Keeping Company

…heirloom pieces designed to bring beauty into your everyday life,
inviting families to keep joyful, grateful company with Jesus

“I Am The Bread of Life” Bread Board by The Keeping Company
In His Word Pack – Notes for the Soul by The Keeping Company
Clinging Cross by The Keeping Company

oh how we love each piece at The Keeping Company, and how a portion of all profits go to help others

oh my this surprise – so many happy tears!

tulips for days!

what this 83-year-old man accomplishes – truly amazing!

there’s honey in the rock
*what these beekeepers do to support frontline fighters*

an excerpt of a letter we sent out to our email community this week:

An Invitation to Still Your Soul

Can I lean over at the end of a long-ish, hard-ish week and just slip this into your hand?
Never, ever be afraid of the wilderness – because it’s a place of stillness. Where you can be still and know that He is God. 

The Hebrew word for wilderness echoes with the very same letters as the Hebrew word “medabber” — which means “speaking.” 

The wilderness is where the Word is heard and we’re formed into a person of the Word. 

The promised answer to our prayers may not be found in promised lands, but in wildernesses.

Every wilderness, every desert — is not where God deserts —
but is where God woos with a whispered Word.

But you will have to be still to hear His whispered Word.

As the Sacred Text reads in (Isa 30:15)
“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.'”

That’s the map for your way through: 

You will only have as much strength, as you have the strength to be still.

You will only have as much strength, as you have the strength to enter into the wilderness to find stillness.

When you have the strength to enter into the wilderness that holds stillness – you will be still and know God. 

And knowing God is what makes you strong.

Stillness in your wilderness is the first step on the way to be strong. 

Your email address will be automatically added to our email community when you sign up here — plus, you’ll get FREE access to our entire library of Sticky Notes For Your Soul: graphics and free tools to encourage your soul.

**all smiles!**

seeing the glass half full-counting your gift-might increase your days
* good news we know and love in this here beautiful community *


Kevin sure does love cupcakes 😂

♬ original sound – A Golden Named Kevin

< well this is adorable >

the year of coffee? now that’s something we can get behind!

on the stack at the farm…

oh my – maybe your weekend needs this
pour a cup, sit, enjoy, and linger long here

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

right now, still on sale for 40% off!

no idea how long this price will last!

*Would You Come Join Us?*

Can I invite you to come Join our Community on the Way
as we begin a 6-Week WayMaker Online Bible Study

Wherever you are, whatever you are facing, in the very eye of your storm or at the bottom of your depths of disappointment or unspoken broken, friend, can I give you my compass?

A compass to find your way. A compass to part the waves.

Because you and I are both on a journey to find our way— to find The Way—to know God. Because journeying isn’t just walking where Jesus walked, but walking in the way Jesus walked. And the spiritual practice – this SACRED compass – that we’re going to unpack in the WayMaker study together is the soul’s very real and directing compass to keeping company with God.

In our time together, we’ll see how the WayMaker is not a far way off. He’s no distracted lifeguard, oblivious while you flail and drown in the deep end. But instead, He is here, right here. 

Will you join me for the WayMaker Online Bible Study this summer with the community at FaithGateway? Our journey begins this Monday, June 13th.

This free six-week journey will help us all together  develop a S.A.C.R.E.D daily habit, a rule of life, that will reorient our souls in relation to God through Scripture, prayer and study. 

Being with you, walking on the Way, all of us together in community, is a humbling joy that lays me low with gratitude.

Will I get to see you there too, June 13?

Signing up for the Online Bible Study is FREE!

your sign up includes:

  • FREE access to the exclusive Facebook Group – a whole community, led by our friends at Faith Gateway, to walk through the SACRED Way together June 13 – July 30
  • FREE access to all 6 Bible Study Sessions with Ann
  • FREE PDF download of Session One from the Study Guide
  • FREE Wayfarer’s Compass printable: a daily guide to the SACRED Way of life
  • FREE lettered quotes to print

(you will also be given the opportunity to pick up a copy of the WayMaker Study Guide as a companion to the study to help you dig even deeper, but no purchase is necessary in order to join the Online Bible Study and enjoy the video sessions & free gifts listed above.)

Join the free Online Bible Study
to develop a SACRED Way of Life to change your life

Pick Up the WayMaker study guide

Pick up the WayMaker Study Guide for additional content and guided reflections.

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

And the physical DVD (with the DVD bundle only)

This song (!!!) – at least once a week here on the farm – and honestly? CRANKED FULL BLAST!

[ Prints FREE here ]

So what I’ve been doing:
When I meet the delivery person at the door,
when I walk through the grocery store,
I practice saying it to myself as I look into eyes:
Image of God. Imago Dei.

That face across from ours,
bears the image of God,

That activist with a megaphone,
bears the image of God,

That family with the thick accents & different scents in the kitchen,
bears the image of God,

That woman with a placard & a story,
bears the image of God,

That movement in the womb,
bears the image of God,

That body cut down in the streets behind the tanks,
or horrifically shot down behind a grocery cart or behind a school desk,

bears the image of almighty God on High.

This is the purpose of being human:
Every human being’s true vocation is to truly bear the image of God.
Every human being’s vocation – is to be *God’s reflection.*

What absolutely changes everything,
is to see the face of God in absolutely everyone.

I keep telling myself this to actually practice my faith:
The only way to actually live
is to treat everyone knowing that

God actually died for them.

It takes practice & I’m committed:
There is always grace
to trace
the image of God
in every face.

This is the only way to become truly, fully human.

[you can find this post and other encouragement from Ann
in our Facebook community … will you come join us?]

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.