Happy, happy, happy weekend!
Some real, down in the bones JOY to celebrate today! Links & stories this week 100% guaranteed to make you smile a mile wide & believe like crazy in a Good God redeeming everything — and that there’s love everywhere & for ((you))!
Serving up only the Good Stuff for you right here:
okay, Fedor the monkey? he’s just checking in on his friends
they’re making music on the highway
the most colorful cities in the world – these photos never get old
beautiful bonds of love
anyone else in?!? let’s go for a walk!
how she’s inspiring others at 78?
and she says: “if you do something, do it right“
what if we all did this
without hesitation, these Southwest passengers sent their love
a harness of hope for children with Down Syndrome
rebuilding lives at the community garden – yes
how he’s helping the homeless? what if we all did this?
life is better in community — always
“…I’m changed — and now I’m stronger…”
My friend Jennifer Rothschild talks about her blindness and her walk with God
honored for going above and beyond — at just 10 years old
… she laughed the very best loud when I told her that this was her last hug as the baby of the family. You know, sometimes you don’t know a story is beginning —- until you find yourself looking at the last page — and the beginning of a new chapter.
[ our unlikely adoption story will unfold quietly here, in excited bits & pieces, & over at Instagram, as we travel to China this week & as we find our way through the next several months, trying to find words to a little miraculous story He’s writing ]
he was given a second chance — and now he’s passing that along to others who need it too
… so my world’s sorta getting all busted up here this week —
and it’s kinda the most beautiful thing & I’m a bit undone…
How Great Thou Art
50 people: 1 question (don’t miss this one!)
Amazing Grace —
with photos of the small town where the song was first written by John Newton in Olney, England
…really, it’s okay, right where you are right now, right how things are, right how you feel:
You are broken —- and Chosen.
You don’t have to hide your brokenness —- because it doesn’t change your chosenness.
You don’t have to deny your brokenness — because nothing can ever deny you of your chosenness.
You don’t have to fear your brokenness — because there’s nothing that can undo your chosenness.
You may feel broken– but you are His Chosen, His own, His Beloved.
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.