Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.15.17]

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:


because sometimes we need to stop and sit and exhale – – there is glory here & our souls need to see His beauty 


so they’re weighing in again on this: could drinking coffee lead to a longer life?

apparently this is the most viewed video on FB? Organized homemakers unite!

You’re creative, made in the image of the Creator: 20+ Online Art Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights

the boys loved this one… kinda really neat — we gathered ’round this one


an extraordinary find: Wildlife Photographer Stumbles Upon Extremely Rare “Pale Tiger”

Unforgettable: What a Dollar ($1) Gets You Around the World


anyone else wanna go? there’s an island where you can play with rescued puppies 

who knew? the plight of the very hungry caterpillar

so the latest research is saying? go hug your kids, and hug them some more

…and he learns he’s going to be a great grandpa

thank you for this, Barbara Rainey: An open letter to my sisters in Christ about marriage breakups

glory, glory, glory

via Eddings Family Facebook

a most heart wrenching story on faith and forgiveness

Never be afraid of broken things – because Christ is redeeming everything #TheBrokenWay 

#betheGIFT: come and see how this church is caring for both-and

after her wedding was called off – this bride is did this amazing thing with her reception #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

yes: fresh hope for injured veterans and their families

Really kinda life-changing: How These 3 Words can Stop What’s Stealing Your Joy —

Instead of Staying Stuck In the Competing and Comparing Rat Race

These two. Because we all need a friend #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

all or nothing: he’s been beating the odds most of his life

this is just 5 star: almost unbelievable what they’re doing #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

Exactly. This is where I’ve landed & I’m staying & it’s on repeat here:

Why It’s Okay to Feel Whatever You Feel — Instead of Being Exhausted With Pretending You’re Okay

this one will tug on your heart for days: nothing better than this kind of love

Post of the week from these parts here

what to do when you feel down, overwhelmed, and kinda undone

Download your July 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.

Pick up your copy of The Broken Way — and break free.

Find all kinds of free tools at and  download your July G.I.F.T list

on repeat this week: My Victory

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…the question of evil and suffering is answered in the breaking of God’s own heart too. Our broken hearts always break His. It’s the quantum physics of God: Your one broken heart always splits God’s heart in two. You never cry alone. Who knows why God allows heartbreak, but the answer must be important enough because God allows His heart to break too.
But what He gives is enough—enough courage to move up out of that pit. One small step for a woman, one giant leap for her sanity. The woman with broken kids, the friend with dying friends, the ache of a broken heart. Just take the first step. And then the next step. Courage is reaching out and taking just a bit of that iron-nail grace.
The way to find the light in the dark is to make your hand
reach out—reach out in thanks, reach out in giving. And maybe your hand has to reach out so your heart keeps beating—so someone else keeps breathing. Maybe this can be a way to keep breaking the bread and reaching out to pass it down, right through brokenness.
And all of us exhale here… and our every breath calls for You to come, Lord, please come.

[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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