Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [02.25.17]

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 & your people right here: 

Esther Havens / Zambia has the best sunsets in all of Africa
Esther Havens/ Two girls playing together in Zambia
Esther Havens/ A boy stands on a hill in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley

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


why they’re traveling the world with their kids in tow

Anita Jambor/ Instagram
Anita Jambor/ Instagram
Anita Jambor/ Instagram

anyone else wanna visit here too?


a grocery story that is seeing things in a different light

The Unwelcome Gift of Waiting

the best

Words are powerful and they have consequences. Join my friend Karen Ehman for a #DoingLentTogether Facebook community who, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 1, won’t vow to give up chocolate or chips, but instead will give up using our words wrongly.

Click here to enjoy the lovely free printable of scriptures and encouragement to gently remind us to use our words to bless, not to badger; to encourage, not to embitter; to praise, not to pounce. Anyone else in!?


Ginny Sheller
Ginny Sheller
Ginny Sheller

too beautiful not to share with you

thank you, Tim Tebow

a good read right here: The Creative Upbringing. Raising Adults Who Ask Why

come see how’s he giving — and hoping to maybe change a life

could not love this more: #beTheGIFT

Mercy House Global
Mercy House Global
Mercy House Global

please consider being the GIFT?

We have the opportunity to look into the eyes of a teen mom and her child and say–yes.  And it matter very much. We are tempted to think our yes is insignificant and maybe it is in this great big world of need, but it’s enormously important that we say yes anyway. 

“So, yeah. We need you. But mostly, we need Jesus” please don’t miss this post?

this Canadian ad is going viral around the world:

when the best of us stand up, our nation stands a little taller

suited for good: why a family run business is giving new suits away for free

What if there was an evening that’s like handing you own keys to break free?

Think exhale. Think holy space. Think candles. Think more Jesus. 

Think music that sounds like the voice of worship and grace and the beauty of cruciform freedom: with Dove Award Nominated vocalist Best Female Artist of the Year, Christy Nockels.

Think gloriously, powerful moving words about breaking into the free that’s all yours right now: with Rebekah Lyons, author of You are Free.

Think of an unforgettable evening daring to take The Broken Way to abundant freedom.

Think more joy, more peace, more Jesus.  

ChristyRebekah and I, we’re so excited! Do we get to exhale relief & inhale breaking free with you? 

Join us the Broken and Free Tour in a city near you, TODAY – MARCH 6. I’d absolutely love to meet you. 

This farm girl will be humbly and gratefully looking for you:

If you have opinions about #refugees–or if you aren’t sure what to think –this is helpful

when the search for wisdom and truth leads to a young girl

How he’s living his life? #beTheGIFT

Post of the Week from these parts here

how to be one of the ones who we all need right now: #stego

Take the Dare, Join the Revolution, Pick Up The Broken Way

on repeat here all week: Let it Be Jesus…for me to live is Christ

    [ Print’s FREE here: ]

…so every time you feel the ache of the world today, whisper “Jesus” … & invite your Tender Healer close. 
“Jesus… healed their bruised & hurt lives” MT9:35MSG. 

Jesus is the doctor of the Body & there is no disease He cannot heal; no brokenness He cannot mend; no trouble He cannot carry.

Come close, Jesus, touch us today. Touch our wounded places with Your Healing heart.
Believe it: Our most meaningful purpose can be found exactly in our most painful brokenness. Brokenness happens in a soul so the power of God can happen in a soul.

The whole suffering world rings with the comfort of it, how His nailed scarred hands cup our faces, hold our hurting hearts & He whispers: “I know… I know. Me too. Me too.” We are never alone. Never, ever alone.

[excerpted from our little Facebook family … come join us each day?]

Dare to fully live!

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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