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 gift to glimpse these glorious mountains this past week in Wyoming
you facing hard storms too? I’m right there with you.
Dear woman in ministry…such sweet encouragement!
Watch what happens here — and feel what really happens inside of you when you witness this glory!
What these parents do when three of their kiddos are given hard diagnoses —
Gives whole new meaning to making memories!
THIS – yesss! say it a little louder!
Reminder: Jesus is the ultimate fixer. There’s nothing in our lives beyond His repair.
– this one simple thing could change EVERYTHING –
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:
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!
maybe what your soul needs is this deep exhale this weekend? glory.
the radical love and kindness in this boy is truly awe-inspiring
what could happen if we lived life this way too? #bethegift
THIS — oh to dwell on the gift of life & God’s faithfulness
This Channel, her Story, our hearts are incredibly moved. Humanizing the homeless. Wow. Must watch!
– In every place & every season, we gladly give it all –
You, yes you, can be a world changer, too! Don’t know where to start? These suggestions are so good. #bethegift
Post Of The Week From Around These Parts
Whether pain or trauma, despair or heartbreak, or just plain trying to make it through the day…you don’t want to miss this hope-filled tool to help you walk through whatever hard thing you may be facing.
Your faith can be unmoving even when your world is shaking if when foundation is rooted in the unchanging character of God instead of on the shifting sands of circumstances.
Pray this breath prayer and remind your soul that you are safe, no matter what,
because God is right beside you:
inhale: You are right beside me
exhale: and I am safe.
Looking for a lifeline in the midst of hard, anxious days?
Breath as Prayer is a beautiful & helpful guide to the spiritual practice of breath prayer, a practice that can help ease anxiety and strengthen your faith as you breathe deep, focus on Truth, and invite Christ into your struggles. If you are anxious or overwhelmed, if you are looking for a little hope, a little peace…this tool may be just what you need.
The wild forgiveness of this Pastor-and how he celebrated Indigenous People’s Day-this is real, deep love.
“If the stars were made to worship, so will I…”
Well, this is just some cuteness we can all soak up this weekend < sigh >
a bike bus to keep kids moving?! GENIUS!
God still does miracles! The power of music and how it saved this woman’s life – amazing!
oh the beauty of God’s creation…full of awe!
On The Book Stack at the Farm
this might just be what your soul needs this weekend –
come away for a pretty fall walk amongst the vibrant colors and peaceful hymns?
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 one on non-stop over here..
“Give me Jesus, give me Jesus,
You can have all this world
I don’t want anything else,
I don’t need anything else,
You are my one thing”
And fresh mercies, clean slates, new possibilities, new habits!
“…take off your former way of life, your crumpled old self…
to take a fresh breath & to let God renew your attitude & spirit.
Then you are ready to put on your new self,
modeled after the very likeness of God…”
So let’s to do this thing!
We can do things differently, we can do hard & holy things,
& we take off the old habits & literally,
put on & wear new habits this next week:
Change your habits — and you can change *anything* into a possibility.
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.