Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [06.21.14]

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On rare years — in the middle of the desert — this can happen.

There is always dormant beauty waiting in the brokenness

After watching? You just may want to hug someone —

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The most amazing iPhone photos of the year — Inspiring!

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In light of the recent  World Cup kick-off, Shaghai-based artist ‘Red’ Hong Yi has painted a picture of three of the tournament’s superstars – Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Lionel Messi. These aren’t your conventional portraits, though.

The artist used only her feet, a soccer ball, and eight trays of colored paints to complete the large-scale work.

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I’ve thought about this one all week. Read it to kids — and we thought about it long:

One Last Time

“Brooks Hambly turned in his graduation speech 3 times, but it was rejected all 3 times —

on the basis of him mentioning his Christian faith.

So he dropped the mic with this instead.

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Breathtaking:  wilderness photo competition winners

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World Cup Player Stops To Tie Shoe For Boy On Crutches

Orphaned elephants getting in on the World Cup action?

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This incredibly talented artist?  Do not disdain the small

If you had it all–youth, health, beauty–and then lost it — could you have done this?

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Marriage Tips from a couple married for (…wait for it…) 87 years!

It’s the looks between these two… sisters.

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Mom — why you really need to put on that swimsuit. Really.

And we’re smiling —

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[Post of the Week from these parts here]

Turns out that an overwhelming number of us feel like this — and want to say this to our daughter:

For all the Women & Daughters: When You’re Tired of Media Voices Telling You What Beauty & Love Is

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 What can lighten our load? This.

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What’s on the stack here at the farm:

 

A Grace Revealed: How God Redeems the Story of Your Life

I read Jerry Sittser’s first book, A Grace Disguised, twice. One of the most heart wrenching, moving books, because his is a story like no other, written eloquently and honestly.

I’ve waited a long time for the follow-up companion book, A Grace Revealed — I need this story of redemption in the midst of heartbreak. What God has begun — He will finish. 

 

Love and Respect in the Family: The Respect Parents Desire; The Love Children Need

The point: “An unloved child/teen negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to The Family Crazy Cycle.”

Underlining and making notes all over this one — thinking much about the respect parents desire, and the love children need and what that looks like. A highly recommended summer refresher read.

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Let your heart skip a beat or two over this —

This song — on replay here. I can’t speak highly enough of Tenth Avenue North

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Instagram of the week here:

… on a hard day, we all sat close together & watched the sky & believed:

Storms can be a canvas for His glory#1000gifts

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What this Dad does? Show Stopper.

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Hey Soul? This week? Take a deep breath & keep it real simple.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God… when you ask, you must believe & not doubt.” James1:5-6

Maybe the best day planner, is the simple one.

Like The James 1 Day Planner, the simple day planner for the hard days, the big days, for every day:

1. Ask God for wisdom 2. Believe God without doubt 3. Thank God no matter what Okay, Soul — God’s got you. Let’s do it! #PreachingGospeltoMyself #1000Gifts

[excerpted from our morning devotions in our little Facebook community where every morning we share a word like this to encourage each other & #PreachGospeltoOurselvescome join us?]

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. 

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