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:

Catrin – Photographer
Catrin – Photographer
Catrin – Photographer
Catrin – Photographer
Catrin – Photographer

take a walk through the autumn woods in Germany
the glory of God can truly be seen all around the world!

Your life, the work you do? Does it feel too ordinary? God celebrates your ordinary life!

the magnificence of these golden mountains? come along for a fall glory soak with us!

ohh this golden wisdom for our weekend!

bursting with JOY after watching this father-daughter dinner convo…you aren’t ready!

a beautiful reminder of all the little ways God meets you in your one precious life

this is SO good. how to fight anxiety?
let the God of Angel Armies guard your heart!

yessss !! “let’s share stories of Jesus getting us through real life”

sure got all choked up watching this one – the sweetness of the bond between this grandpa and his granddaughter. beautiful!

what a beautiful example of the church empowering others! #bethegift

75 years married?!? And they look FABULOUS! Here’s their secret…

don’t miss this one! this is what it’s ALL about, friends – putting others first

Post Of The Week From Around These Parts

hey, you’re really going to LOVE this if you want an easier Christmas (and who doesn’t want that)?!

You’re Going to Love This If You Want an Easier Christmas, an Easier Winter

As the leaves fall and one season changes into the next, I tell myself:

Wherever you prepare, prepare to be less stressed.

Plan at the end of the week, for the next week… plan at the end of the month, for the next month…. plan at the end of one season, for the next season.

What do you most want the next season to hold, for your soul, for your people, for your one holy life?

And I think: What do I want this next season, this winter, this holiday, Christmas season to hold — more than simply holding Jesus, and letting Him hold us?

It’s not too early to start planning for the greatest Christmas:

This Advent, the tried and true traditions will hold us and the new ones will ignite us and this is the truest story I know:

Jesus came down — and a bit of heaven can begin now, even here. This Advent, Stay in the Story that the rest of your year, your family, will need.

Read the whole Christmas Love Story, from Creation to the Creche, with all 3 of our Advent Books:

The Greatest Gift (adult edition)Best Devotional of the Year, ECPA, 2014, NYTimes Best Seller
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift (family edition)Best Inspirational Book of the Year, CBA, 2016, NYTimes Best Seller
The Wonder of the Greatest Gift: Best Devotional & Gift Book of the Year, CBA, 2019
(pop-up edition with your own 14 inch tree, 25 days of readings, 25 day advent flap calendar, hiding all 25 Biblically inspired ornaments! For any age) 

And don’t miss this NEW resource for this Advent season:

New, boxed set of Jesse Tree Ornaments that coordinate with Unwrapping the Greatest Gift

When our holidays are about Staying in the Story, being with Him — Peace leads us — and we can have ourselves The Greatest little Christmas yet!

is fall your favorite season too? we’ll be over here living that sharpened pencil life…

need a small challenge to benefit your mental health and well being? this right here!

These HEROES, rescuing furry friends *sniff, wipes tears*

… a little creativity and a few smiles make the best memories!

turn those pears sitting on your counter into this DELICIOUS upside-down cake! Can you say: Yum yum?!

– for the Narnia SUPER fans among us –

maybe this calm and autumn beauty is just what your soul needs?
grab a cup and join us for this inhale of peace this weekend

Honestly, the best book next to the Bible I have ever read is Waymaker.
~Deborah L

Are you desperate for more than just a way through,
but The Way through?

For every person who is walking a hard way and looking for a way through, WayMaker is your sign.

Your sign that there is hope, that there are miracles, and that everything you are trying to find a way to, is actually coming to meet you in ways far more fulfilling than you ever imagined.

this on repeat over here –

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…so this is what we’re doing here today:
simply being grateful for that one small thing…
& one more small thing… & one more small thing —
just taking back ground one grateful step at a time till the battle is WON.

*Gratitude wins our wars.*

Because gratitude isn’t only a celebration when good things happen;
Gratitude’s a declaration that God is good *no matter what happens.*

Today, listen to your absurdly glorious life.

Listen to the holy heart of your one sacred life.

You need to take time to listen to your life —
so you can make the life you need.

Life’s not about growing in status — it’s always about growing your soul.
Be small and love large:
because getting to be present to love your people’s hearts is a great gift.

Let’s be still long enough to drink down all this ordinary glory
and hear your heart keep beating how *all is grace*.


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.