Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.04.15]




come exhale? an extraordinary virtual tour through all 50 states in America

well — this you just gotta see for yourself


So…did you know that?

…the most recent version of the United States’ flag was designed by a high school student who initially received only a B- for his proposed design?



glory even in the dark and deep places

zooming in at world record speeds? extraordinary


 who knew?

because yeah, really, no matter our actions? we all just want to be loved


yeah —  sometimes you gotta catch a ride on greater wings

gather the family? — for a pretty amazing little feast 


what some happy looks like around our world

a new retail concept that could bridge two pressing issues: food waste & hunger. Brilliant


maybe a really good idea for this weekend?

when a girl dances her way right into history


he’s giving it forward to this hard working lemonade stand attendee Best!

yep — the 7 minute turnaround

what this kid did? qualifies as a true hero

at 70? 100 mile endurance race? only watch if you want to be ridiculously inspired!


 when the museum puts it all back together — and all is forgiven

… sort of a lot like life and grace

when the kids of America… sing for America


Who Would Want a Dad Like Me?

read this one several times this week … exactly.

what does it take to revive a masterpiece?


he’s most satisfied when? yeah, talk about soul inspiring


Books on the Stack at the Farm

Heroic Path: An encouraging read for the man in your life, for men (and their sons), seeking the Heroic Path: 

“We grow when we face ourselves. When we confront Something Awful. When we summon the courage to take on the impossible…” A strengthening read to have laying about for him on a lazy summer evening.


Chasing Sunsets: A Novel (Angels Walking)… the story of one woman’s deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she’s willing to make in search of healing… A summer read for a day in the hammock with a glass of ice tea.
Inspiring: “It wasn’t enough to wish people well and offer a quick prayer. God’s people needed to act.”

one family. world changers. contagious possibilities.

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this college student doesn’t hesitate to save a stranger’s life – what a story

“…as exceptional as this is? It shouldn’t be exceptional…”

how the award-winning photographers think


Wife and loyal dog — honor one cop who sacrificed it all

a house that raised a family — is so much more than wood and shingles

So our farm girl, Hope? She’s in Africa on the 4th of July — which is LIBERATION DAY in Rwanda! The day Rwanda marks the end of the genocide…. the 4th of July is sweet liberty for Rwandans who chose peace and hope and the future on July 4th, 1994

And our 16 year old Hope-girl? She writes this on her Instagram —  and her old mama chokes up a bit:
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Want to take your sweet liberties & help our Hope-girl free someone from poverty?

#BeAWorldChanger with our Hope & change the life of child today on July 4th!

What better way to celebrate July 4th than by giving someone else freedom! 


Post of the Week from these parts here:

I scratched down this for all of us having hard days in hard a hard, loud, hurting world:

dear You: a handful of brave things for hard days in a hard world

the kids watched this a dozen times this week… because what she says at 4:33? is about perfect

their hearts beat as one — until the very end

In the beginning was this — spectacular


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Hey Soul? yeah, we are so motivated: Nothing ahead of us is greater than our God right beside us.

Fear’s got nothing on us this week — nothing. Because God’s got everything — absolutely everything.

So bring it on: All fear is fraud — and nowhere on earth is beyond the reach of God.
“Fearless now, I trust in God” Ps. 56MSG


[excerpted from our morning devotions in our little Facebook community … come 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.