Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [08.12.17]

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:

Eric Ward @littlecoal
Eric Ward @littlecoal 
Eric Ward @littlecoal 

maybe pause to take all of this extraordinary in right here?!?


have you hugged your people today?


so much love: “It was the perfect representation of what love is. It was unselfish. It was 98 degrees and he’s sitting next to the pavement, which is also warm, and he’s feeding his wife ice cream because she’s disabled.”

#BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

…because we all needs friends like this — to love through the difficult

we found this fascinating: how airlines schedule flights

Have Smartphones Destroyed our Generation?

Can’t stop thinking about this: “The more time teens spend looking at screens, the more likely they are to report symptoms of depression.”

so? did you know?

come see how this anonymous group is giving to their local school – hoping to spark something similar initiatives for others struggling communities #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

an unexplained gift

Practicing, Believing, and Walking in Faithfulness thank you for this, Sally Clarkson

newborn clings to mom in first moments of life — tears here 

sharing some fun & creative ideas here!

compassionate police officer gives a young man a second chance

Derrick Lin 
Derrick Lin 
Derrick Lin 

some very creative small life fun ‘at the office’

they only see ability – no disabilities, as they reach new heights

great idea: Online Tool Aims To Help Connect Christian College Freshmen 

what a beautiful way to live

long for some quiet? this one’s for you: The 12 Most Breathtaking And Secluded Places On Earth

She doesn’t know how to tell her friends that her father is in jail. But one organization gives kids like Kayla a chance to just be a kid again – and to let her know she’s not the only one. 

this police officer worked part-time jobs to raise enough money… to do this

“It’s more than about being an officer, it is about being a person, a person in a position to give back”

#BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

this right here? just wow: “He sacrificed his own spot to give it to me. Something that’s pretty rare nowadays.”

they’re bringing dignity to the homeless by building this in their parking lot — love pouring out

#BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

kinda undone: what a story — what a journey

because our beauty doesn’t come from the external

“It’s definitely a privilege to be riding…or even living.”

Her 2nd chance is the ride of her life

you’ve got to meet her: Dr. Audrey Evans — a woman who cared

Because it’s never too late to love: Download your August 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 August G.I.F.T list

on repeat this week:

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So… could someone just wrap up … a bit of Grace for us?
If we’re being honest? What every mother wants, her most unspoken need — is a truckload of Grace.

Grace that buries her fears that her faith wasn’t enough, and that her faults were too many. Grace that washes her dirty wounds and wounds the devil’s lies. Grace that says she doesn’t have to try to measure up to anyone else because Jesus came down — and He measures her as good enough, as worthy enough, as loved more than enough.

That is all … believe it today: You don’t have to be awesome and do everything. You simply have to believe that the One who is Awesome loves you through everything.

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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.