Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [05.06.17]

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:

Dirk Dallas via Malibu, California
Dirk Dallas via Neskowin, Oregon
Dirk Dallas via Bozeman, Montana

the most breathtaking views you may see all weekend?


so…who knew?!

They come with two suitcases from their former life, but hearts hungering and hopeful for a brand new future.  A shockingly small percentage will be connected with an American volunteer, and even less will ever be invited into an American home. Learn more about how to envision and equip your church for loving the nations in your neighborhood!  

Join the Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable in Dallas/Ft Worth, TX July 26-28 and learn about how to embrace your international neighbors. Obeying the Great Commission to “go global” has never been easier!

built and powered with scrap parts and a grandfather’s love  

When this art studio for the mentally ill  lost their funding —

the community stepped in to help #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

now this is just really incredible

Twins give birth to baby boys on the same day, in the same hospital 

a french artist’s solution to the monotonous grey in our lives

Ginny Sheller 
Ginny Sheller
Ginny Sheller 

too beautiful not to share

a day in the life of a therapy dog

10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Can Transform Your Day

this right here: capturing the beauty, complexity, hardship, and hope of foster care 

Mandy Marie, Tiny Times Photography

The Story of My Daughter – Hope After Loss

just the BEST: foster family adopts 6 siblings – adding on to their family of 7 

YES: A Prayer for The Marriage at The Center

“…one of the greatest deceptions is believing our marriage isn’t in danger at all. This lie can destroy more than a ministry; it can divide a home.”

beautiful triplets make medical history – and the news is all good

Joesph, 11. Photo: Aaron Cheeseman from Zebedee Management
Daniel, 19. Photo: Chris Waud from Zebedee
Jess, 21. Photo: Christopher Waud from Zebedee

so good for so many reasons: please don’t miss this one

 a project that is looking past a person’s disabilities and focusing on their personalities

…yeah, I don’t know much of anything here, really, but sometimes a gentle fire unexpectedly ignites your heart:

about who’s in charge of the blogosphere: an ongoing conversation


maybe a perfect gift for a Mama you know —

who needs to know that loving her nest of people matters

“Reality was better than the dream” just — this

true friends always share in the celebration of life’s biggest moments

this young doctor and her family? an extraordinary story of hope

“…when someone needs help, I want to be there to make a difference”

Post of the Week from these parts here:

You didn’t miss how Jimmy Kimmel blew up the internet, right?
And then this happened and, yeah, okay, I could not be more undone.

Hey Jimmy Kimmel… Do You Have Any Idea How Right You Are?

You aren’t going to want to miss out on joining us in the Love Project — even a bit of spare change — so a heart baby gets to live… and a mama gets to hold onto her heart baby with her whole grateful heart. For Jimmy — for Jimmy’s kids — for all of the world’s kids, let’s do this thing. May’s #BeTheGIFT calendar prompts us today to grab a jar to collect our spare change for the rest of the month — and use it to change the world. Join us right now to be part of the global Love Project, because Love always Gives.

…and because you so want to love right now —

Download your May 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.


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

He’s started something good and He’s gonna complete it: Believe it

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…new week coming…Listen to His Voice: God is turning everything around to turn you into the beauty He knows you are.
The world will say they will love you if you’re beautiful —but the truth is you’re beautiful because you are loved. 
It’s true, we may not have chosen this face or this mind or this hard road, and maybe we wouldn’t have chosen this baggage or this past or this thorn in the bruising flesh. 
But those of us who look a bit more weathered by the way — may know a better way…a way with wider vistas and deeper authenticity and greater kindness.
It’s always beautifully, intimately, real & personal:
God Loves YOU. He who is Love loves you unconditionally.
Living as one truly loved and cherished by God is the cross- beam that supports an abundant life in Christ. Belovedness is the center of being, the only real identity, God’s only name for you, the only identity He gives you. And you won’t ever feel like you belong anywhere until you choose to listen to your heart beating out that you do—unconditionally, irrevocably.

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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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