Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Soul & Your Weekend

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Every Saturday needs a bit of a 5 minute mini-vacation? 

The kids and I gathered round with a globe and located each of these places and lingered over the breathtaking photos…. and felt like we really had visited a bit? The whole earth is full of His glory! Just meander for a moment through:

19 Stunningly Charming Places in the World that you can’t really believe exist?

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 One Kid. One tear-Jerking Surprise.  

And the grace of someone believing in you when others have given up. 

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Elizabeth Elliot and living with dementia. Her words, as always, ring deeply true:

 “She accepted those things, [knowing] they were no surprise to God” 

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Good Book Reads for Lent


Reliving the PassionReliving the Passion: Walter Wangerin’s words are poetic, sharp words worth a tree, kindling the heart to the inestimable worth of Christ.





Bread And Wine: Readings For Lent And EasterBread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter: A dog-eared, perennial favorite, I annually anticipate the return of this thoughtful, classic book to the nightstand.





Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (John Piper Small Group)Seeing and Savoring Christ : John Piper never fails to be passionate for exalting Christ and his ardency sparks dry wood.




Spirituality of the Cross Revised EditionSpirituality of the Cross: A columnist with World Magazine, Gene Edward Veith writes of the “way of the first evangelicals,” a compelling read for Lent, exploring the theology of Martin Luther and the doctrine of the”first evangelicals.”





Christ in the PassoverChrist in the Passover: We’ve celebrated Easter with a Messianic Seder meal for many years, but this year I longed to spend time deeply reflecting on why Christ is our Passover Lamb.





Devotions for Lent (Holy Bible: Mosaic)Devotions for Lent (Holy Bible: Mosaic): A short book of weekly devotionals and Scripture passages, we have been collecting each evening with our Lenten candle wreath, to reflect on these Scripture passages.

The devotionals are brief, which is appropriate for family devotionals, and the weekly artwork (six images)throughout and poetry, allow younger children a way of joining in reflecting also.


A must view: Real Significance. Something More. Soul Ponder.

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Your Free Weekend (Virtual) Getaway

Wow. Exhale. Go slow. Linger. Really see.

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Following the story of this woman and her husband?

Is making me rethink my life every. single. day.

A Must See

Instead of trying to win the race, the runners are focused on saying Thank-you.”

What if we all lived our lives more focused on thanking… than the race… because that is how we win the race? To read the full story of this vet and when the race became about thanking.

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When You Want to be done with Discontentment and Comparisons

[Oh. MY. After I watched this? All I could think later? How we get to model for kids. How we get to shape and form souls and kids are watching the expressions, the movements, watching what we pay attention to. It all matters, and there is always grace, and it’s all ridiculous grace.]

The Farmer watched this twice, the kids and I dumbfounded.

Just simply Unbelievable!
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Hard times? Cancer? Unexpected life turn?

How One Woman Memorized Scripture and this is what happened


Are you in on #TheJesusProject?  I’d love to hear your voice as you memorize #TheJesusProject?Share your video with our community? [I’ll update this post today with my reciting?]  

We’d love to do real life with you: Join us very Wednesday as we unpack each verse putting real skin on what it means to really live #theJesusProject and the Gospel of John.

Got your 24 Free Frameable Memory Prints hanging up for your family? #40LessMeMoreHim

What happens when a kid finds something big? Nobody was expecting this.

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Long winter? Yeah, this farmer from Minnesota hears you.

“As long as you’re moving it, might as well do something practical with it,” Novak said. Good Life Protocol: As long as you are working on something — why not make it art? Why not make it something that you’re doing be what makes someone smile? “It puts a smile on people’s faces,” Novak said.

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Award winning captures too amazing not to share


Post of the Week Here:

The One Question Today is Asking You — that’s a Life Changer

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Learning to Love Living with Less: Family of 5. 665 square feet.
“We gave up much. We gave away much. We sold much. But we gained even more.
We traded burdens for breathing.

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Oh. Yeah. I’m in: What happens when you decide to NOT give up for Lent.

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No. Words. 

This: Just. Breathe.

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[ We’d love to see beautiful you over in our little Facebook community where every morning we share a word like this to encourage each other & #PreachGospeltoOurselves? ]

That’s all for this weekend, friends. 

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

Give Thanks. Love well. Re – joice.

Share Whatever Is Good. 

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