Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.19.14]

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Aerial photographs from around the world.  This life is a gift.

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Dutch physicist has created an extraordinary collection of artwork using coloured X-rays – must see

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He saved a man’s life – but couldn’t save his own. Then this happened. And what his dad said… 

and yes, yes, yes — the whole earth is full of His glory …

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 what happens when people care for a stranger in Lowe’s 

“I thank the guys and they look at me and say, ‘It was our honor…’” – beautiful

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when you just want to walk on clouds 

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…  changing the way we look at things.

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what happens when a dad who has lost his little girl appeals for someone to photoshop away the tubes

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what happens when you’re an Olympic Gold medalist — and you become a paraplegic

“This is my new life. I have no other choice.”

Inspiring – gather the family for this one.

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Long-Lost Photos Show What Hasn’t Changed About Motherhood In 50 Years

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can’t stop thinking about what Ginny Sheller said:

Be still. There are no winners in the race to get it all done.

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25 really brilliant inventions

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Aging with grace: Three sisters. 98, 96, and 101 years old.  And what they attribute their long life to 

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one kid. one dog. one unforgettable story. 

so…. how determined are you to win your race?
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Blended : one baby, one family, one adoption — the beauty of blended

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Post of the Week from these parts here — yes. 

Why You Really Need to Be Done with Living Safe

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Napping? Can dramatically increase learning, memory, awareness and more —

This! How you can make this weekend like this? 

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Let your heart rest: you’re already enough…

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Stranger knocks on door and does the unheard of for a  mother of 4 

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How to Bloom right where you are 

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What’s on the stack here at the farm:

The Momentary MarriageMarriage… is mainly about displaying the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church.

It is a momentary gift. It may last a lifetime, or it may be snatched away on the honeymoon. Either way, it is short.
It may have many bright days, or it may be covered with clouds. If we make secondary things primary, we will be embittered at the sorrows we must face. But if we set our face to make of marriage mainly what God designed it to be, no sorrows and no calamities can stand in our way. Every one of them will be, not an obstacle to success, but a way to succeed.
The beauty of the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church shines brightest when nothing but Christ can sustain it.

Gift from the Sea: an annual summer read for me, words of such depth and clarity and wisdom.

 
“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith.
Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” 

 

Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future

Girl at the end of the world:  is a barn-burning fast read.

Elizabeth Esther ignites the pages from the first chapter and the book burns with honest revelation and bold transparency right till the last page. A story of one woman’s life growing up in a religious cult — and her walk toward healing and forgiveness and God. A brave spiritual memoir. 

Collected Poems:

Jane Kenyon:  The lyricism of these poems sways the loveliest through these summer evening:
“To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop
in the oats, to air in the lung
let evening come.

Let it come, as it will, and don’t
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.” 

… what is happening to all your broken places.
Ellie Holcomb is a favourite on repeat here at the farm. Perfect Saturday laundry music.

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Must watch. Make today the difference between existing and living.

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At the end of week… just this:

In the midst of all the setbacks — God is setting everything up for the comeback of your joy. 

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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