Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [01.30.16]

Happy, happy, happy weekend!
Some real, down in the bones JOY to celebrate today! Links & stories this week 100% guaranteed to make you smile a mile wide & believe like crazy in a Good God redeeming everything — and that there’s love everywhere & for ((you))! Serving up only the Good Stuff for you right here: 

Esther Havens
Esther Havens
Esther Havens

when I sit with this woman’s  photos, the world stops & exhales


yeah, for real


maybe grab somebody close? Can you find the 6 hidden words?

the kids were pretty riveted  by what this robot was created to do!

Vera Kratochvil

scientists found a way to turn our walking — into energy?

gentleness overload! could not stop watching this…

Ali N Garrett

the bride wanted it to look like an amethyst. can you believe this is a…cake?!

so in each clip something has been drawn by an artist – can you find it? Can you identify the real object?

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© Facebook

 took the photographer 2 weeks to snap these #WeAllNeedEachOther

Rescue pit bulls act as ‘surrogate moms’ to — 3 blind kittens

…telling you — unexpected friends really are everywhere

Mary Anne Morgan

“Finding joy in the very small today and focusing my thoughts on God’s goodness.” wise thoughts here…

a surprise last minute guest joins in on a half marathon… and wins a medal to boot

Mr. T and Bee 

yup, you gotta see this one – they’re the best of friends  #UnexpectedFriendsEverywhere

pure JOY!

Clara O’Brien / Facebook

what the bus driver was caught doing here? undid the internet

snowboarding…in the streets of NYC! Love it! 

Andy Lee
Andy Lee
Andy Lee

how a photographer captured the breathtaking beauty of the edge of the world

one town. no cell phones or wifi. conclusion?

Emma Grace Wright

Gorgeous! coffee shop creates opportunities for those with disabilities.

Does it get any better than this?!

a day these kids will never forget –

a noise complaint. that required “backup.”  Backup nobody ever dreamed of.

Doris Haynes

at 76? she walked 500 miles and found healing and hope:

“I wasn’t grateful before, I wasn’t.

It is [a transformation] to live in gratitude.”   This woman. 

Q Ideas: Denver

As our culture changes, Christians have an incredible opportunity.

Together in the heart of Denver, we will explore what renewal and faithfulness might look like in society today—for both you and those you love. From the ideas and current issues shaping society to the truth that transforms the world, you will be informed and gain confidence that God is at work in His mission to renew all things.

Arlyn Kris Satanek

 a whole bunch of strangers and a horrific accident — and the kind of miracle that happens when we all link arms

why is this historic roadside restaurant run by a young many with down syndrome plans to stop taking orders?


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… this one’s like swallowing down like liquid brave.

Straight up courage: drink deep. Astonishing:
what to do when you want light to overcome all of the dark

what it looks a bit like to give women a second chance

You’re More Successful Than You Realize (A Social Experiment)

You can take broken things and make them beautiful

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… it’s a real thing & those 3 lines are changing everything over here:
Wish for the past & you drink poison.
Worry about the future & you eat fire.
Stay in this moment & you eat the mana needed for now.

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.