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:

Mary Anne Morgan – Photographer
Mary Anne Morgan – Photographer
Mary Anne Morgan – Photographer
Mary Anne Morgan – Photographer
Mary Anne Morgan – Photographer

feels good to exhale and smile! ... thank you, Mary Ann Morgan

C’MON! the way this man sacrifices and gives!

< big grins for this adorable duckling >

can you get over how this darling baby looks out for her daddy?!?
* lets be ones that look out for one another like this *

… So for 40 years, 5 guys have taken the same photo.
Time — it’s happening to all of us — what will we decide to do with it?
Really. While we still have time here.

… one minute apologetics — this week with Sam Alberry.

*what a way to start the weekend!*
A firefly’s spectacular light shows not only evidence of intelligent design,
they also kindle a deep sense of reverence and awe for the creative power of God.

The Grace Flame

Absolutely LOVE lighting our Grace Flame candle here at the farm, and just had to share it with you, along with all the other beautiful candles from one of our favorite ministry partners, Mercy House Global

We love that every single purchase supports dignified jobs for women around the world,
as well as supporting rescued teen mothers in Kenya.

Mercy House exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus’ name. They provide for the rescue of pregnant girls in Kenya and provide a home for them. They empower their families and many others with dignified work so we can redeem future generations. They do this by engaging those with resources to say yes to the plight of women in poverty by empowering women around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development.

<cute couple alert!> can we all grow old like them?!

Why In-Person Church Will Never Go Out of Style:

This, is worth reading, worth sharing — from Philip Yancey
“Church offers a place where infants and grandparents,
unemployed and executives,
immigrants and blue bloods can all assemble together.
Where else can we find that unique mixture? Certainly not online.”

THIS:Science doesn’t take God out… science actually brings God in”

For the little girl in all of us — amazing renovated dollhouses!

What she said right here ^^

. Not only, as Mr. Rogers said, do we need to look for the helpers…
we also have to keep looking… so we get to be the helpers:

“I was used like a tool from God to help him…
We need to pay attention to the ones that (are) in need,
and step forward to do something to change the situation.”


* the Bible & beauty *
Bible journaling with collage – anything that gets us deeper into His word and spending time in His presence, Amen?

Post of the Week from around these parts:

Growing (Older): How To Embrace Your Story

“What do you think your 16-year-old self would think of you now?”

How do I tell her this? yep, this, this, THIS!

For a real soul exhale, to feel yourself breathe — watch this…

Get this gorgeous collection of FREE gifts just for ordering Breath as Prayer before August 16:
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“You were created for so much more than an anxious life full of fear and worry — you are called to an abundant life of peace and joy as you are transformed by Christ and your mind is renewed day by day.


“Blessed are the pure in heart
They will see God
Blessed are peacemakers
They’ll be called sons and daughters
Blessed are those who give it all
For the sake of what’s to come”

beautiful, life-changing moments happen when we approach strangers,
believing we all are made in the image of God

*sounds like something else we’ve too been thinking about recently*

*the perfect summer recipe for your weekend…YUM!*

for your weekend travels! C’mon, let’s go see more of His glory!

You know it, with Father’s Day this week, how it can be so tender, in so many ways, for all of us, in all kinds of ways, and it really, deeply matters, the gift of time we have with each other.


5 things I wished I had known before it’s too late about Father’s Day:

What I WISH I’d Known About Father’s Day

Before It Was Too Late

3 Months since release!

#2 for June in New Christian Books

a great summer read

*Would You Come Join Us?*

It’s not too late to come Join our Community on the Way
as we continue a 6-Week WayMaker Online Bible Study

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
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“I stand on hope -I stand on peace -I stand on Jesus the King of Kings”
< Take this bold proclamation into your weekend >

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Yeah, it all seems big, I know, but you can’t lose today:

“With God on our side like this, how can we lose?
If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us,
embracing our condition & exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son,
is there *anything else* He wouldn’t *gladly* and *freely* do for us?”
Romans 8:32MSG

You may feel out of your league,
*but God’s got your game.*
You may feel right overwhelmed,
*but God’s arms are right under you*
You may feel like it’s you up against everything,
*but God’s got you up against Himself.*

God is for you when everything else seems against you —
and if *God* is for you, what can stand against you?

God’s mercies are new every morning,
not because God has some *obligation* to you —
but as an *affirmation* of you.

At any point today, look up —
God affirms you, *God is firmly for you.*

[you can find this post and other encouragement
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.