Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [11.08.14]


exhale? a winter wonderland virtual tour around our world  — winter’s coming: come meet it?

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coach of the #1 college team? At home, he’s just trying to be dad.

only watch if you are ready to chuckle?

Disarming innocence
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One dad. Creates what you can hardly imagine with his girls?

it’s the way he holds his hands out at the end — like he knew — how work can become art. Beautiful.

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who knew something small so could to this?

isn’t this just the best?

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what if all car dealerships did this?

this rocked me & the kids right to the core


When strangers become your people – An Absolute. Must. Read. Unforgettable

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a Firefly Time-Lapse? extraordinary! The whole earth is full of His glory





It’s been a long time since I have been so excited about something happening online! Think of the Best Kind of Mail — once a month  (like Stitch Fix)  — but Fair Trade Friday is a monthly subscription club that delivers 3-4 (gorgeous) fair trade items procured by impoverished women all over the world. Best mail ever!

Joining Fair Trade Friday not only has 3-4 beautiful pieces of art landing in your mailbox every month —  you’re empowering and employing women across the globe. It’s a beautiful way to change the world. The box is delivered to your front door by the first Friday of the month. It’s another reason to look forward to Fridays!

When Fair Trade Friday was first unveiled — in less than an hour, the club was sold out! But they’ve worked hard to grow into the excitement for this vision and now there are hundreds of club members and that’s helping hundreds of women in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Honduras, and many more.  Come join us?

When my first Fair Trade Friday box arrived in the mail here? I could not have been more delighted — and dreaming how these pieces of art would make the perfect gifts! I can’t urge you with enough enthusiasm to join Fair Trade Friday? 


what memory one little girl makes with her Daddy  — A must read


maybe the most adorable thing this week? 

ahhhh — let’s wake up like this (wink!)


when a travelling grandmother gets lost — who can’t speak English? Who thought Facebook could do this?

and then this happened to the boy no one wanted? Choked up over what love can do…

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Would you have been friends with your mom if you were the same age?

what if you could go back and step into all of your mother’s photos?

What Carrie Underwood sings about at the CMA awards? Yes, yes, yes


This dentist’s idea is pretty brilliant idea!

 okay — didn’t see that coming at all!


12 of the most unusual bookshelves? Ah — Saturday reading inspiration?

at 99? still doing this?


how One Brave Woman did to change her life right in the middle of the pain

The girls & I choked up on this one: A Song for all the Moms:

“… ‘Cause there’s someone down there waiting whose goal in life is to make sure that you’re alright


and the boys couldn’t stop laughing over this!

because maybe you need to just go here today?

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Okay, inspiration of the week right here:

 A Football Accident. An Entire Town. And the Miraculous that helps one Farm Family


Lord, You know exactly who’s heart got sacked today,
the hearts that have been battered by the sting of rejection or the ache of grief,
or the lostness of a hidden loneliness,
the woman who feels her mother wounds deep & doesn’t know when this is ever going to get any easier or better,
the warrior who keeps limping bravely on anyways, the pain constant,
the weary one who keeps getting out of bed & soldiering on but weeps a bit on the inside when no one sees.
Touch us. Touch all our sore places. Touch us with Hope:
“I am God your healer.” Ex 15:6MSG
And let us feel that touch — Your presence close & tender & healing…
Because Time never heals wounds
like God does.

[excerpted from our evening prayers in our little Facebook community — come join us for evening prayer? ]
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Come Exhale This Christmas? (!!)


So our family talked. We prayed.

And we wondered if there was some crazy, beautiful, unforgettable way to make a space to feel the wonder of Christmas again? An evening that was an island of relief & grace & beautiful things
An evening that invites you into the essence of Christmas? That invites you to become the essence of Christmas?
so… (!!)
Come into the warmth this Christmas with two of the most creatively breathtaking artists I know, 2014 Dove Award Winner for Best New Artist of the Year, Ellie Holcomb, and internationally renowned spoken word poet, Amena Brown — and this farm girl with one or two of her farm girls — & we’ll circle around for a singular Christmas evening to long be remembered…
Because it whispered and lit with the warming gift we want most: Jesus.

Amena, Ellie & us farm girls, we’re so excited! Do we get to exhale with you? 

Come Find the Wonder of Christmas Again

Thursday Dec. 4th / 7:30pm: Houston, TX – Ecclessia Church

Friday Dec. 5th / 7:00pm: Lubbock, TX – Trinity Church

Saturday Dec. 6th / 6:30pm: Tulsa, OK – Memorial Drive Church of Christ

Sunday Dec. 7th / 6:30pm: Atlanta, GA – Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Friday Dec. 12th / 7:00pm: Knoxville, TN – First Baptist Concord

Saturday, Dec. 13th / 7:00pm: Nashville, TN – Christ Presbyterian Church

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Post of the week from these parts: 

(with a little audio post from the farm)

The Best Gift Ideas for This Christmas: How to Have the Greatest Christmas

(Have you checked out all the free at The Greatest Christmas?)

got the sniffles? one to share with the kids —

who doesn’t wish they were loved like this? (and couldn’t we do with this our kids?)

if tomorrow starts without me? and one day it will — absolutely exquisite


Hey Soul? See that little index finger you have right there?
Here’s the deal: Whenever you feel overwhelmed today? You just point that little index finger out like an arrow. Like an arrow pointing you to that One Rock who is higher than you:
“When my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Ps. 61:2

Overwhelmed? Index Finger Arrow. [Lead me to the rock]
Crazy Frustration? Index Finger Arrow. [Lead me to the rock]
Gnawing Fears? Index Finger Arrow. [Lead me to the rock]
*Lead me to the One who is the Rock that is higher than I.* 

No matter what comes at you today: 
Your heart has a rock higher than *any waves.* 

#TalkingGospeltoMyself #LeadMeToTheRock

[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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