Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [08.19.17]

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:

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the most breathtaking views you may see all weekend?


so did you know?! you can listen to and download more than 400,000 free classical music scores right here!


The 10 Best College Campuses Across the Country 

so who knew!?!

Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C., coming November 2017

Museum of the Bible to offer free admission when it opens in November

at 94? he’s learning that it’s hard to be lonely if you surround yourself with kids

hard to believe what showed up on this garden carrot?

everyone we meet throughout our day can make a difference: here’s to a great school year!

so what do you think? Five Reasons To Wear The Same Thing Every Day 

Shaped by Time: glory, glory glory

Mikenorton (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

so we circled ’round this one…who knew? Trees with “Crown Shyness” Mysteriously Avoid Touching Each Other

college scholarship awarded to player not for his abilities – but for his kindness

We cheering loudly for this one #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

hair stylist spends 13 hours helping this teen suffering with depression

love what they’re doing at this coffee shop #beTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

The Damsel and the Villain: powerfully spoken

because every child, especially a child in a refugee camp, should have the chance to just be a kid and 

can. you. even.? After heart surgery, 3 girls with Down syndrome share 1st birthday cake smash

UNDONE: After 73 years of marriage, this old man sings to his dying wife their favorite song

The Identity Crisis of My Life

Oh God, forgive any faith that’s about moral one-upmanship rather than tear-stained repentance. Busted & praying with

they gathered 50 people and asked them one question:

just — a love like this…

While Alzheimer’s may be stealing the memory of 67-year-old Steve Goodwin, he refuses to let the disease steal his music

Post of the Week from these parts here

… so, this unexpectedly happened when I found myself in ICU with heart failure this summer:

When you Go into Heart Failure and it Turns out to be a Metaphor for All The Things Right Now

kinda undone: come see how he is choosing to serve #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

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 & download August’s G.I.F.T list

Just hold on — and I’ll find you

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

… yeah, heart failure this summer has kinda made it clear:
Life’s detours means God wants you to run right into His arms so He can reconstruct your heart.
Lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to all the blinking monitors, all I can think is:
You only get so much time before here is over. There is only so much time.
There’s only so much time to forgive, to wipe slates clean, to make things right when you’ve gotten things wrongs.
There is only so much time to make love your life.
And this I’ve come to know: sometimes when it feels like things are falling apart — we’re all just really falling into the arms of God.

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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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