Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [03.25.17]

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:  

Jani Ojala / Facebook 
Jani Ojala / Facebook 
Jani Ojala / Facebook 

it’s deeply healing to never get over the wonder of His glory

okay, thinking this might be kind the best way to start off an adventuresome weekend

Only Extremely Analytical People Can Spot All 4 Hidden Animals In This Picture

so — how did you do? 

… um — why didn’t we think of this before?

go ahead — try to stop watching this one

alrighty now: if you meet up with this little guy? he just might not leave you alone…

kinda heart fireworks

I would absolutely love to meet you here!

human connection is making a big difference right here #beTheGIFT

So on the Stack on the Farm here: 

 

Nothing to Prove:

To get to the place where God can be enough — we have to first admit we aren’t.”

Jennie Allen has written an unforgettable, life-changing manifesto for the soul, the exhale of relief every soul needs that is nothing short of completely liberating: Nothing to Prove

 

The Lucky Few:

But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned —

we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few.”

Heather Avis’s story has forever changed mine — start here.

 

The Imperfect Disciple: …

It turns out, actually – get this – Jesus is looking specifically for the people who can’t get their act together.

We are exactly the kind of people God is looking for. We are exactly the kind of people God is using. We are exactly the kind of people God loves.

I needed this book more than words can express.

Julia Boda
Julia Boda 
Julia Boda

what happens when one woman travels to Tanzania with a camera

#beTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

this ‘Garden of Light’ Installation Honors Nurses of the terminally ill — for their dedication to “bringing light in the darkest hours.” #beTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

Kate Miller-Wilson
Kate Miller-Wilson 
Kate Miller-Wilson 

powerful: Mom Takes Touching Photos of Her Son with Autism as He Experiences the World

catching up with one special young man: turning grief into smiles

Millie Holloman Photography
Millie Holloman Photography
Millie Holloman Photography

LOVE! How This Mom Involved Everyone In Her Adoption Day Celebration

a mystery solved — and one father freed

straight up: The World Needs Us To Do This Hard & Holy Thing

#BetheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

Labor of Love: husband builds a safe place for his wife who is allergic to everything.

They have a love than transcends every barrier life has put between them

#BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

what happens when one woman sees the same man on the same street corner?

for 3 years straight?

#betheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

cherish — those right in front of us. Who doesn’t need this one? 

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

Quietly passing along this amazing sale for the audiobook version of The Broken Way?

on repeat here this week: Lord, I need You, every hour I need You…

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Post of the week from these parts here:

Anyone who secretly feels like a loser – this one’s for you

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Deep breath, new week — and the happy, relief of the whole thing is? No one gets to joy by trying to make everything perfect.
One only arrives at joy by seeing in every imperfection all that is joy.
“My brethren, count it all joy…” James 1:2-4
In the midst of the imperfect, there’s the perfect mercy of Jesus, and when you can count on Him to be with you, to carry you, to hold you? 
Yeah, you can just go face the day with JOY — God’s got your back. And always remember: Perfectionism isn’t a fruit of the Spirit—joy is. Patience is. Peace is.

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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

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