Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [10.21.17]

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:

Jan Vincent Kleine / Instagram / Facebook 
Jan Vincent Kleine / Instagram / Facebook 
Jan Vincent Kleine / Instagram / Facebook 

deep breath at the wonder of this right here   

so this may be a first?

what they did after this stray dog crashed their wedding?!? love this!

to hear your father’s voice? the best

Faith isn’t so much about the total and complete absence of fear and doubt as much as it is about choosing to put your faith first each and every day 

how this custodian greets students with high-fives every Friday? because we all need to be encouraged

we circled ’round this one: who she found on her hike on The Appalachian Trail?!  

yes, yes, yes

Stefan Draschan 
Stefan Draschan 
Stefan Draschan 

when people randomly match artwork? you gotta come see what this photographer found

just so beautiful: He has chosen you for me

how a teacher made his students cry…

because sometimes you need to tell others just how special they are

#TheBrokenWay #BeTheGIFT

sad beginnings but happy endings

thank you, John Piper: “Deep, humble dependence on God has produced world-changing achievements.”

oh my goodness … to have the heart and deep compassion of a child

neighbors love on this WWII Vet as he walks the same route twice a day

It was then, finally, through the eyes of a blind child, that I could see the problem was not with the world. The problem was me

Malala / Twitter 

Malala Yousafzai Nearly Died For Girls’ Education. Recently, She Started Classes at Oxford

“You can wallow in your pain and cry all day and not get out of bed which is quite easy to do…but it’s even easier to wallow in the hope and to know that Jesus is walking with you the whole time. I’m ready to take on the next battle because I know He stands before me and He stands behind me — and all of us.”

Kinda Undone: what she did for her friends who couldn’t afford milk for lunch at school?

#TheBrokenWay #BeTheGIFT

glory, glory, glory

From bank robber to law professor: A story of redemption

“It was people that helped, that went out of their way to provide grace to me. That made the difference.”

almost unbelievable what this Marine Veteran is doing

“My mission is still the same — make a difference in the world”

to every single parent: be encouraged

He saw Jesus

Post of the week from these parts here

… people you love are hurting? And you’re praying for people you love to be healed? Maybe we all need to get brutally honest — & maybe this heals a bit of our hearts:

Why God Doesn’t Heal People We Love? [Brutally] Honest Psalms #3

“If you pursue Jesus every day, you will have no fear of tomorrow. Even death will have no sting.” don’t miss this?

Because it’s never too late to love right where you are:

Download your October 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 October G.I.F.T list

I am not alone

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…in the wait, whatever you lose, don’t lose heart — you never lose what lasts forever. You’ve got to believe it: whatever is being lost momentarily, more is being gained eternally.

In the wait, if you shift the way you see — and see that the wait could make you into the person you’ve been waiting to become.

If you’re waiting on God — do what waiters do: serve.

Break free of your comfort zone and do something, touch someone, give something, help someone, pray for someone, serve someone, #betheGIFT for someone. You can’t be a world changer until you serve. In serving, you are served a feast of what you’re longing for. Because the One who loves you steadfastly, stood fast at the cross for you, so now stand fast for Him.

“Each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms… Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help.” 1Peter4:10 NIV, MSG.

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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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