Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [06.04.16]

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: 

Flying World Pictures / Helene Havard 
Flying World Pictures / Helene Havard
Flying World Pictures / Helene Havard

anyone else wanna just get away for a bit?


oh yes’m — caught in the act

Chester Englander, “Visual Listening Guide by Hannah Chan-Hartley for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (c) 2016”

…we think they’re on to something here: 

How the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is enhancing the experience of live performances

just beautiful: Icelandic horses

cannot get enough of this

BookBub Blog

23 of the best bookish bedrooms – for every book lover out there

meet the couple who live and eat — with a bear

so. much. love.

Julie Alice Chappell 

giving old circuit boards new life 

 a most unique perspective here

Dr. Randal S. Olson

planning a vacation this summer? Here’s the best cross country route – according to science

okay, so can you pass this color test?

Ginny Sheller
Ginny Sheller
Ginny Sheller

just too beautiful not to share

and could not pass this one by

Rach Stewart
Rach Stewart 
Rach Stewart

exhale and enjoy what’s right here

woman graduates from the University where she was abandoned as a baby

“I really don’t believe in luck, this would have to be divine intervention.” 

gather round for this one: lightning in slow motion

Lilia Alvarado Photography
Lilia Alvarado Photography 
Lilia Alvarado Photography


 how to capture the best summer photos

300 South African firefighters landed at the airport in Canada —

and they’re giving hope for a nation

parents share their hearts: 17 ways children with special needs change us

surprises like this? never get old

you gotta meet the newest members of New York’s bravest


“…this officer still found the energy at the end of a long shift to help man’s best friend”

at 89? This Holocaust survivor fulfills long time dream


how you can do a reset in the middle of the year: June’s the new January

teacher and student reunited


Post of the Week from these parts here:

I wish all women everywhere could read this, could really take this in:

Dear Girl, How to Stop Men, Magazines & the Media From Getting to Decide if You’re Beautiful

the blessing — of a nightmare

profound experiment:

refugees and Europeans sat and looked into each other’s eyes. Do not miss this one



yes: Calling All Fathers 

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 …thank You, Lord, that there’s not a tear that falls on earth that isn’t caught in heaven. We’re the brave who keep in the game because You keep us in Christ & we can stand in the midst of the impossible & thank You for a faith in a better day that passes the test of discouragement
because You part our Red Seas & have us pass right through every ocean of overwhelm & just keep on going & loving on, in the strength of You.
We’re the people at the end of the day who can say:
Thank You for being the safe rest into which we can sink real deep & find a Peace that passes all understanding —
and a healing understanding that gives us all peace.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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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

Share Whatever Is Good.