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:

Jacqui Wakelam – Photographer
Jacqui Wakelam – Photographer
Jacqui Wakelam – Photographer
Jacqui Wakelam – Photographer
Jacqui Wakelam – Photographer

simply gorgeous! her Dutch Master-inspired work leaves me marveling at creativity and our Creator

oh, what a beautiful view!

… so I read this one out loud to the Farmer & the kids — and got kinda choked up & it was so much more than the Bambi part…. 
that we could all keep giving it forward like this.  #BeTheGift

love this! *you’re doing good, you’re gonna be okay…*

Looking for the good life? It might be in some surprising places.

this 7-year-old inspiring all of us!

“I love You, Lord
For Your mercy never fails me
All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands…
I will sing, of the goodness of God”

Mercy House Global

We love, love, LOVE what Mercy House Global is doing!

Empowering and discipling women around the globe to follow Jesus – and every beautiful product they make
is fair-trade & supports these women and this mission.

oh what things could change in our own places & spaces if we all looked for ways to be *radically generous* like this?

Talk about living a life with hands opened wide, willing to set aside self and lay it all on the line for someone’s (or 4 someones’) sake… just WOW!

< happy tears >

sheer joy! it doesn’t get much sweeter than this!

what a way to spend a birthday!

*marriage goals, legacy goals*

Post of the Week from around these parts

What You’ve Got to Know About Nasa Webb Images
& God Birthing Stars

When we look to the skies, God doesn’t explain
with answers to all of our whys — instead:
God explodes art
and all the glory of a trillion galaxies of stars.

< the way of delight… little wonders that lead to worship >

…when we take time to slow down…oh the glory we may find

talk about being the GIFT!! Just…WOW!
In just two years, he’s fixed up and GIVEN AWAY 64 vehicles to people in need! You’ve got to read this story!

the best tears – we’re all cheering for this sweet one!

maybe we all need a little bit of lighthearted joy this weekend. you too?

On the Book Stack at the Farm

…sometimes we just need the pause & exhale of seeing God’s good world…
glory, glory, glory!

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

**oh this song! let this be our anthem**

O Christ be magnified
Let His praise arise
Christ be magnified in me

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…there might not be a bone in your body that wants to deal today.

And the kids might be darn grumpy today or you’ll get to church & then
it’s somebody else’s kids falling apart & the pastor’s had a hard week
& he’s winging it a bit & it’s all falling flatter than he’d care to admit.

And you’re straggling in feeling, honestly, a bit disheveled & bruised from a week
that’s got you swinging on the end of a fraying, thin thread of faith alone,
and it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing your brokenness bold for the world to see today,
or if this is the week you, or anybody else, has it all together
& is burying the brokenness under pressed & ironed clothes —

Every single one of us is The Busted who need a space of grace,
every single brave, beautiful one of us is The Busted
who need a space at the table to feast of great platters of grace
& heaping dishes of mercy & brimming pitchers of hope, even for us.

So, let it happen, this swinging open of the doors of the sanctuaries,
this making the Table longer, this laying out a spread of grace —
The Busted who are the Beloved just coming together for a washing of wounds
and a communion of refreshment and endless draughts of great grace.

[you can find this post and other encouragement
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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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