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:
what a powerful way to start the weekend!
Radical hope? In times like these? I lingered long with the expanse of this one.
“We need hope to live virtuously, to act with courage and patience;
we need hope to act at all. To survive, people must find another root of hope.”
Morgan Harper Nichols just gets it! What our hearts need to hear…
cue the tears for this dream come true!
This song! YES, take it all to JESUS!
“Pack all your pieces, broken and bleeding,
all of your grief and doubt…
I know a place we could go right now…”
oh my! THIS!
“Our master Creator allows us and compels us to create, and bonus, it actually helps heal us.”
Always in love with the beautiful heirloom pieces from The Keeping Company, with resources to help the soul keep company with Jesus, where their hope is “to provide beautiful handcrafted gifts for your home
while also providing God’s hope to those who have little”.
Don’t leave the internet today without reading this one, seriously.
Ukraine. Jesus. Real love.
THIS will change you — this is walking in the way of Jesus. Unforgettable.
oh my – choked up for this one!
How do we all “rediscover the goodness of smallness and particularity”?
Because… “if we do not, we are in danger of trading depth for shallowness and discipleship for spectacle.”
Beautiful & powerful.
< all the smiles for this sweet one! >
Want to find more time to regularly read?
“Since becoming a parent, I have sought—haltingly, imperfectly—
to practice ritualistic reading in my own daily routine.”
*goodness, sometimes we all just need the goodness of a reminder like this *
Who doesn’t want a healthier brain?!
*plus fun pictures from all around this big, beautiful world*
< the cutest roadtrippers you’ll ever see! >
what if we all chose to cheer on others like this? :)
Unwind to the sound of waves and take in this beautiful sunset…
or better yet close your eyes + give your worries to the One who created the sun and the sea.
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
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oh this reminder! He will *never ever* fail us
“When everything around me is shaken
I’ve never been more glad
That I put my faith in Jesus
‘Cause He’s never let me down
He’s faithful through generations
So why would He fail now?
…so here’s the thing:
Every single person around you, everyone you meet,
everyone you cross paths with today, every single one
is fighting their own hard fires —
so what if all decided to just be real gentle
with one another today?
What if we could say it together, like one Body,
say it all together to each other because there is not even one of us
who hasn’t lost something,
who doesn’t fear something,
who doesn’t ache with something.
So what if we turn to the hurting, to each other,
and promise it till we’re hoarse:
“We won’t give you some cliche —
but something to cling to —
and that will mean our hands.
We won’t give you some platitudes —
but some place for your pain —
and that will mean our time.
We won’t give you some excuses —
but we’ll be some example —
and that will mean bending down and washing your wounds.
Wounds that we don’t understand,
wounds that keep festering,
that don’t heal, that down right stink —
wounds that can never make us turn away.
Because we are the Body of the Wounded Healer
and we are the people who believe the impossible —
that wounds can be openings to the beauty in us.”
Let’s be the brave and speak up, speak the Truth and Love:
Shame is a bully and Grace is a shield.
You are safe here.
Write it on walls and on arms and right across wounds:
Always safe for the suffering here.
You can be different and you can struggle
and you can wrestle and you can hurt
and we will be here.
Because a fallen world keeps falling apart
and even though we the Body can’t make things turn out —
we can turn up.
Just keep turning up, showing up, looking up.”
If we only knew what fire every person is facing —
there isn’t one person we wouldn’t help fight
their fire with the heat of a greater love.
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.