Good News Saturday Links: Sharing Crazy Beauty

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From Marte Marie Fosberg, one of my favorite instagramers to follow : sheer beauty

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The beauty of Difference : Beauty is Everywhere (because He is)

{You must see the whole inspiring Positive Exposure website of the beauty of difference}

When you feel unloveable…. Please… watch to the very end.

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I am RA Dickey (winner of the Cy Young Award) — and I am Second.

Profound, Moving and absolutely unforgettable.

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You are as beautiful as you have sacrificed.

“I can want the pretty of Pinterest – but the only way to get to the beauty of godliness is to wrestle with the ugliness of sin. 

The Esther Generation is beautiful – because they don’t turn away from the ugly. The Esther Generation faces the injustices of this world — and reveals the beauty of the face of Christin the face of the injustices.The Esther Generation aren’t a bunch of escapists to the palace — but are activists for those outside of the palace. This. is. what. makes. us. beautiful.

 That is the Christian definition of beauty: sacrifice.”

One Woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children, dies this week at 98:


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Free Chalkboard Printable for the fridge :

His beauty is everywhere and we have so much to be thankful for

Give thanks: Find Joy  #1000gifts

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favorite photo from my instagram this week

a beautiful woman because she lives the truth and beauty of the Gospel

He has chosen not to heal me, but to hold me.

The more intense the pain, the closer His embrace.”

-@Joni Eareckson Tada in

A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty

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Xi Fu’s story tells of how strong determination  overcame the difficulties of surviving in a society scant support for the disabled.

Surrounded by cloth, paper, brushes and ink, the 34-year-old whose name means ‘Seeking Happiness’ — he makes beauty.

Gather the kids: Pure inspiration @ Boston Big Picture

Never miss the Interesting People — this actor’s tears at the realization.
His understanding of what women have too long experienced… Absolute Must See:

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Lizzie Velasquez, a girl bullied and voted the “ugliest on the Internet,”

inspires you to trust God, accept yourself and give thanks for the life that was given to you.”

This is a MUST see:

Read more of Lizzie’s moving story here and in her own words here

Just that, this weekend, friends–

Go slow. Be God-struck. Grant grace. Live Truth.

Give Thanks. Love well.

Become the gift.