Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [04.08.17]

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:  

Marcela Nowak
Marcela Nowak
Marcela Nowak

what she finds in this city in the middle of the night

huge smile

okay: proof that dogs are better than a pillow


laughed till our sides hurt: when this Dutch student got on the plane thinking he was going to Australia


for all of the book lovers out there? you’ve gotta come see this library

 art out of anything

The Winners Of 2017’s Sony World Photography Contest: Must See! 

because sometimes…we all need to be rescued #beTheGIFT

too good not to share?

Fill Their Basket Sale: everything here 50% off this coming week! don’t miss this!

50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”

the boys were wildly intrigued: art out of anything

powerful story: My body wouldn’t break…so I couldn’t heal

come after decades of marriage — he did this with all his love for her

As women sometimes we can fall into the trap of glorifying busy.

This Easter you’re invited into a quiet space, away from the hustle, where you can find true rest, even while the world races by.

 Come Give Up Busy

20 good news stories — because maybe your heart kinda needs it

how these communities  — are making sure no one feels alone

…at times it takes a team to help us finish. Crazy beautiful #beTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

lzf (Bigstock)

How to Survive (Maybe Even Thrive) in Life’s Most Vulnerable Moments

Q Conference: Where Christians gather to engage the most difficult conversations in our culture –

would love to see you here? Nashville, TN: April 26-28, 2017 – this is for everyone — moms, dads, nurses, teachers, pastors

Sellers turn down the highest bid on their home:

after deciding couple with 4 young kids would be the best fit for community based on a heartfelt letter they attached to their offer

Weakness Will Change the World — Will We Let it Change Us?

after losing his legs serving his country — he found a new way to serve #BeTheGIFT

Andrew Richardson/Starbucks

We can all learn from this one —

A customer who thought she had been “less than cheerful” returned to Starbucks the next day with this apologetic letter:

“You taught this ole lady something yesterday about kindness, compassion & staying humble. I thank you. God bless you, today & all your days.” #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

The Unspoken Code of Motherhood: is changing lives

his heaping helping of kindness changed her life #BeTheGIFT 

Amanda Brown

how this bride ended her wedding day? just — tears

he was honored for breaking up a fight – and how he used his 15 minutes of fame?

commending someone else

Couldn’t love this more — what happens when Hutterites sponsor Muslim refugees,

when people from two different cultures become family


Post of the Week from these parts here

… kinda hurts how you can turn around one day and your hopes and dreams have sorta burned up or been scorched a bit.
Happens to every single one of us, none of us alone.

You’ll Need This When Your Life is On Fire: When Your Hopes & Dreams Burn Down

The Myth of Scarcity & Living The Mystery of Abundance

…and because you so want to love right now —

Download your April G.I.F.T list & be part of the joy we all need? 

We could all together kinda start a little movement of Giving It Forward Today, choosing to #BeTheGIFT, living broken & given like bread out into a world down right hungry for love right now.

New Multivitamin Series every-ish weekend: Eye in the Sky over Our Neck of the Woods
Our son’s Levi’s eye in the sky takes a gander around our neck of the woods each-ish week

Why showing up and choosing to #BeTheGIFT is kinda everything? 

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

I Will Trust in You

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

..long day & you’ve had big, hard things coming at you. You may not even be saying it out loud — but really? It’s hard to keep showing up when it’d be easier to give up.
But can you hear Him this evening?
“Just Call to Me. I guarantee I will answer you.
I will make you strong & brave.” (Ps.138:3MSG)
Ask Him — He will come & make you strong & brave for the Hard Things. 
So that’s the plan as we look toward the evening hours ahead: Be Brave.
And do not pray for the hard thing to go away.
But pray for a Bravery to come that’s bigger than the Hard Thing.


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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

Share Whatever Is Good. 

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