Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.29.17]

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: 


step into a bit a glory right herebecause you know you need to just exhale


Warren Photographic Ltd / Facebook 
Warren Photographic Ltd / Facebook 
Warren Photographic Ltd / Facebook

the best: stunning look alikes?!? 

stumbling over some very old fossils: what a find!

good stuff: Let’s Stop Saying “I’ll Pray For You” And Do This Instead

extraordinary octopus takes to land

the latest research on early literacy? may not be what you think?

never too old to love

at 101? she breaks a world running record what can we go do today?

so who knew about this one? a city rooftop farm like you’ve never seen before

after this pizzeria was robbed? they turn around and offer this #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

gather the family for this one? can you even?! a rare full circle rainbow was spotted this week

Brandon Marshall Facebook

…he now considers football his platform, but mental health awareness his purpose.

“What I’ve found is that when you’re real, people come out of the (woodwork). I remember back in 2011, when I first left McLean Hospital (in Belmont, Mass). I told everyone, ‘this is what I’ve been dealing with.’ Then I had a teammate pull me aside to say, ‘thank you…you just gave me the courage to be braver and deal with this.”

a very special gift for a very special mom


how this store reached out to a mom and her son with autism #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

glory: around our world in 343 days

Faith and humanity: Woman’s chance encounter at Georgia grocery store spreads across world

#BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

his artistic creations may disappear daily – but they’re still leaving behind many memories

what she did on a recent flight?

“It was a matter of connecting. We don’t speak the same language. But a smile is universal.”

they’re reuniting the homeless with their families through social media

describing Jesus

“every parent of a special needs child should never underestimate what their young person can do”


Post of the Week from these parts here

…just as rain comes from the sky to break forth new life, this can also break us free from all the emptiness:

what’s the greatest challenge facing people of faith & the church right now?

I think he’s onto something here #BeThe GIFT #TheBrokenWay

Because it’s never too late to love: 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: Even when it hurts…I will only sing Your Praise

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…it’s a hard world out there & everyone’s fighting their own hard fires — so go gentle today.
“Be gentle with one another, sensitive.” Eph.4:31MSG
Maybe break free of your comfort zone and do something, touch someone, give something, help someone, pray for someone, serve someone, #betheGIFT for someone. This week, the world needs people to open their front door and love big right where they are, however they can — and we’re on it.
And the thing is? Sometimes helping other people — helps our own wounds.
“Help others get ahead… lend a helping hand.” Phil2:4MSG
Because we’re not really here to help ourselves to more — we’re here to help others to real life. Never doubt it: The way to break into the abundant life is to live broken – life’s not about choosing a lifestyle, but a way to serve.

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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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