11.08.17 Wacky Wonderful Wednesday

…so today: We’re simplifying everything. Just keeping it real simple. “So here’s what… to do:

Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life— & place it before God as an offering.

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him…fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.” Romans 12:1-2MSG

God offers you a changed, new life — whenever you make your everyday things an offering to Him.

*Sometimes the best training for the really big things is just the everyday things.*

So today, that’s it: offer all your everyday things to God. Embrace all the grace of God for those everyday things. Fix all your attention on God through the everyday things — this begins to profoundly fix the problems of the everyday things.

By Ann Voskamp

BEAUTIFUL PLACES AROUND GOD’S AMAZING WORLD

WORLD’S TALLEST BRIDGE – MILLAU VIADUCT BRIDGE, SOUTHERN FRANCE

SELJALANDSFOSS, ICELAND PRIMORSKY KRAI, RUSSIA

PULPIT ROCK, NORWAY

PORTLAND, OREGON 

This is miniature Jersey steer named Finn, and he is sharing sunflowers with all of YOU. His mission is to make a big difference in this world just by bringing smiles to everyone he meets. ….and I think he is doing a pretty good job doing just that. 🙂

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Finn’s fb page: Adventures of Finn
Photo credit: Photographer, Tiffany @ rytanphotosbytiffanycom

Many of us couldn’t imagine whirling and twirling on the ice, but for Taryn Jurgensen, she couldn’t imagine life any other way. Taryn has been skating since she was a little girl and is ready to show the world what she’s made of during a local showcase.

Her God-given skills are amazing and she’s about to highlight her ability. Shaking off the nerves, Taryn skates onto the ice and waits for her song to begin…

The feeling of freedom on the ice and the exhilaration of performing in front of an audience is what pushed Taryn to enter into the Los Angeles Showcase. Skating to “Hallelujah” by Alexandra Burke (a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s hit), Taryn takes the ice and demonstrates her incredible skill.

Taryn’s elegance, poise, smoothness and expressiveness is part of what wowed the judges. She truly is an incredible ice skater. It simply too my breath away!

Take a peek at her prize-winning routine for yourself by clicking in the video below.

THIS WEEK’S FIVE FAVORITE PHOTOS

HARVEST DECORATIONS!

Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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10.28.17 Wacky Wonderful Saturday

BEAUTIFUL PLACES AROUND GOD’S AMAZING WORLD

 KALYAZIN, RUSSIA

KAKWA FALLS, ALBERTA, CANADA

GUNMA, JAPAN

GRAND CANYON, ARIZONAGOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

Image may contain: textTuesday rolling in and things may be looking big & hard & a bit impossible right now.

But there’s this: “Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.'” John 13:7

When it looks overwhelming, understand that He stands in the midst doing something that you’ll understand someday.

When it’s hard to understand His ways, stand on His promises.

When it’s hard to trace His hand — trust His heart.

Your days are unfolding in His hands, He’s got you, He’s got a plan, He understands you, upholds you, & underneath everything today – are His everlasting arms.

And in everything there is this:

We only think we might write the story different because we don’t know the same things the Storyteller knows.

Who knows why the Storyteller allows heartbreak, but the answer must be important enough, because the Storyteller allows His heart to break too.

And this heals a bit of our hearts:

There is a Storyteller who writes Himself into the story and makes our souls well, because He walks with us until the story is finished in His perfect time, and His perfect way, for His perfect glory — so our souls are always well

By Ann Voskamp

 

TODAY’S FIVE FAVORITE PHOTOS

WHEN DADS ARE LEFT IN CHARGE OF THE KIDDOS!

Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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10.15.17 Wacky Wonderful Sunday

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…let’s tape to the fridge and our hearts and stamp on our foreheads:

The anthem of all the mothers:

My kids don’t need to see a Super Mama.

They need to see a Mama who needs a Super God.

Just right where you are today — let Him be your all…

By Ann Voskamp

BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OUR LITTLE CORNER OF GOD’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD!
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA, USA
MATHIESSEN STATE PARK, ILLINOIS, USA MULTNOMAH FALLS, OREGON, USA
FRENCH QUARTER, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, USA
FALL IN MICHIGAN, USA

…yeah, it’s no small thing, Lord, that You’d far rather
we knock on Your door with our worries & fears,
then let those worries & fears keep knocking on us.
So, yeah, as we look into the week ahead — we’re just here dropping it all off right here tonight:
all the pain of all the people we love, all the hopes for all the impossibles that we can’t even speak of, all the weight of all the worries that we can’t carry one step more.
And You draw us close & You say it slow to steady us:
“Don’t fret or worry… It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”
Philippians 4:6-7MSG
So we’ll pray the impossible prayers — because as long as You are with us & we are with You: nothing is impossible.
We will believe & lay all those fears & worries to rest in You.
In the name of Jesus’ who loved us to death,
Amen

by Ann VosKamp

THIS WEEK’S FIVE FAVORITE PHOTOS

NOT YOUR REGULAR GATES, WOW!T

Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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