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:
just sheer grace to join other worshippers in Nova Scotia this past week.
and how this photographer captures the world there – breathtaking!
this is just the exhale and sigh of relief we all need to begin the weekend
“Wonder is what happens when we unexpectedly apprehend
the marvellous quality of the ordinary….
(And) if we can train ourselves to attend to the world with love,
we may find that the gift of wonder lies waiting to be received.”
book havens are the closest thing to heaven on Earth, no?
and you can find them ALL OVER this glorious world of ours
– oh my, this one’s powerful –
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!
Read the whole Christmas Love Story, from Creation to the Creche, with all 3 of our Advent Books:
And didn’t want you to miss this: ALL of our Advent books are ON SALE right now on Amazon — the lowest prices we’ve seen this year!! (But hurry, we have no idea how long the sale will last)
We can be an army of wounded warriors — or a collective of wounded healers
THIS! “…when we imitate Christ, our own wounds, too, have the power to help others heal.”
From Karen Swallow Prior, this article is profoundly healing and transformative, for all of us who are wounded.
When loving your neighbor means you get to #bethegift
– this might just be what heaven sounds like –
“An Ark Mentality Can’t Survive an Anxiety-Flooded Age“
How do we live in an anxious world? Seek out constant distractions? Or turn toward this this?
“It’s the anchor of my universe, my gravity
And my whole world revolves around the mystery…
I will boast in the Cross“
– the sweetest thing we’ve seen all week –
We had a suspicion…dogs ARE good for your soul!
just bask in this peace for a moment
now these are just some of the most DREAMY bookmark ideas!
– on the liturgies of our Sundays –
mmmm… a simple recipe for a hearty fall dish
< Cue big, fat happy tears! >
This dad loving his family so well!
On The Book Stack at the Farm
Read Jennie Allen‘s recent guest post: Feeling afraid, overwhelmed, and stretched? You are not alone
this beauty, this weekend? Come along with us and be in awe of the One who made it all?
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 song! we could just listen over and over and over again –
“There’s never a sin your cross cannot cover
Nothing I’ve done scares you away
You are not shaken by complicated
Fragile hearts in your hands are safe
You came when I was broken
You loved me through all of my failures
You gave, when I had nothing to give, you gave“
You totally get permission to say you’re sorta done taking it all.
You’re done taking the pressure, you’re done taking the pounding surf,
you’re done taking the bills, taking the doctor appointments,
taking the deadlines, taking the demands & the kids & all The Things —
and if you’re honest — and you’d never say it out loud,
because you keep doing the heroic thing —
but you’d love for someone to just take your hand,
and make an island of space, and just slip the whole soul-flattening weight
of everything right off of you.
And guess what? *He does.*
Today. is. your. day.
You don’t have to take it today,
you don’t have to shoulder it,
you don’t have to carry it:
“Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders—
*He will carry your load*”
So that’s it, that’s the only thing you’ve gotta do today, this is it:
#TakeOneMoreStep — you categorically do NOT have to take it all —
if you’ll just #TakeOneMoreStep — and pile the whole thing, everything,
all the troubles on God’s shoulders.
He’s saying: ‘Bring it to Me. I’ll carry the whole thing. Pile it on.’ —
and you could have the exhale of it right now —
you could get that island of relief & feel how grace is weightless…
Honest: When you just can’t take it anymore
turn to Jesus
and take it *just one step more.*
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.