Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [04.30.16]

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:

Warren Keelan / Instagram
Warren Keelan / Instagram
Warren Keelan / Instagram

 because you know you need to just exhale


you know, it’s really okay that we all need a little bit of help

Erik Kessels, KesselsKramer Publishing, 2014

This will sorta blow your mind:
The Mistakes That Make Photos Great 

You’ve got to see it, because exactly:

 What if we re-imagine failure as one of the surest routes to creative success…


you know, this is sorta a beautiful metaphor for life & what we can be for each other 

  let’s do what it takes to connect

Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks

just too beautiful not to share … my soul needed this

and some detours in life? surprise the best of us

Rachel Chapman

no matter what?  we can all help each other

the best. the end.

This farmer is liking it: Honey Nut Cheerios is working towards some really good things with farmers

okay, maybe he’s onto something here: “we can all be a super hero to someone


waiter goes above and beyond — and shrugs off all praise 

tried another person’s shoes lately?

Brilliant! this is what the world starts to look like when even stores care about our needs 

don’t you know it:  power in the name of Jesus

sit with it: “God has a new dream for you.”

everybody dies — but, telling you, not everybody lives 


love in action right here – could you love this more? undone

Thy Will Be Done (really beautiful) 

on Instagram

… that moment when your new daughter falls asleep for the first time in your arms & your heart kinda splits, the way love goes sorta nuclear & your hearts know fusion.

And it kind of happened on this adoption journey, like it does whenever women anywhere have a holy moment — that there’s this Real Sisterhood of Women who pull in close.

A Real Sisterhood of Women who help make us strong enough to want the thing that God wants — more than we are afraid of anything.

A Real Sisterhood of Women who make us know that when the love of Christ motivates us — the more fearless of everything we become.

A Real Sisterhood of Women who show us how women never fight each other — but show each other how to really fight.

A Real Sisterhood of Women who make us brave — by being real about all their unbrave.

You were all that, Mei, and sharing that first holy first moment with you,  @meredithtoering, a woman in our girl’s #tribeofmothers, a woman who fought for our daughter & her broken heart for her first two years at @morningstarproject, a woman who’s a relentless champion for all kinds of busted hearts — let me into knowing more about what it means for women to midwife hope & God-sized dreams for each other… know what it means to genuinely find a soul sister & forever kin…

There are women you want your daughter to grow up to be — women who live daringly & love dangerously, women who know all fear is fraud & there’s nothing beyond the hope of God, women who care less about their hair & more about doing hard & holy things. It’s no small thing that we get to be that for each other & for each other’s daughters.

I’m telling you— the light fell about nearly perfect just in that moment, over us bond of His daughters.

 “when you don’t feel like you’re enough: our year long story — and a new chapter coming”

“when you feel too broken to be chosen”

 some really inspiring kids, doctors, nurses, and volunteers — let’s be this to each other? 


Post of the Week from these parts here

 There’s always something barking loud  that we’re in need of the bigger & better & grander…

And we wonder if anything we do matters enough:

when it feels like everyone else’s life is sorta, kinda better than yours

a most powerful lesson in forgiveness (you’ve gotta watch)

Jesus is enough

Give Me Jesus (on repeat here this week)

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 I know how it feels but really — what’s your mountain to a mountain-moving God? Whatever mountain that every Christian ever faces, the Lord levels with sufficient grace: The Lord Will Provide.
This is the thing: God’s constant vision is our constant provision.
When I feel worry today, I will simply exhale.
Worry is belief gone wrong. 
Because you don’t believe that God will get it right. 
And Peace is belief that exhales. 
Because you believe that God’s provision is everywhere – like air.
“Don’t fret or worry…It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Phil4:6MSG

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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

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