Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [11.18.17]

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:

Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks 

can’t ever quite get enough of the extraordinary that she shares again and again


the kids and I laughed so hard over this one

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

there is always so much more than we can see:

NASA Captures Amazing Photos of Jupiter After Successfully Completing Its Eighth Flyby

so did you know?

Calling all knitters and crocheters with a really big heart.

our God is awesome…right there in the Sam’s Club

their meal was covered with an anonymous gift of $300: 

“At a time like this it gives everyone a new faith in humanity. There’s still good out there.”

he’s brave, resilient…and walking to find a cure

sit here for a bit? just breathtaking:

 The 27 Finalists Photos Of The National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year 2017

YES and thank you: “The goal is to see His strength perfected in our weakness.”

Mercy House’s new Christmas Ornaments from Around the World Gift Set have kinda stolen my heart

(Mercy House engages those with resources to say yes to the plight of women in poverty, empowers women and teenage mothers around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development & disciples women to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.) 

We are so excited to have our gorgeous collection of ornaments back in stock this Christmas! Each box supports 5 groups we partner with to empower women around the world. We’ve added more fun ornaments to the mix! Get this set of 5 from Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ukraine, Kenya and India. Each set comes in a gift box. Come share in the joy!


Life can get really busy, really fast. But it only takes a moment to say ‘thank you’

Ginny Sheller
Ginny Sheller 
Ginny Sheller 

too beautiful not to share with you…

never, ever, ever give up

Spring Herbison Bowlin via Facebook

Walmart Cashier Helps Struggling Man: ‘We’ve forgotten how to love one another’

#BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

pushing past what you can’t forget, and trying to remember what you never knew

Holy, holy, holy…is the Lord God Almighty

What Matt Chandler says here slays me with praise for the only One who has ever loved us to death…

Anna Duncan Photography

a most extraordinary journey of faith, love, hope, and redemption

please don’t miss this one? you will want to pass it on…

this, this this: a story of adoption and redemption…I could not love her more

Post of the week from these parts here

… kinda crazy, how it turned out here for some of our kids — and maybe we weren’t surprised by what the heart monitor read this week:

6 Secrets that 3 Kids with Hard Life Diagnoses Know: An Anthem for a Wonderful Life

“I really just wanted to know God.”

Want to Win this Wooden Advent Wreath? We are Giving Away FIVE! 

Just post a picture of you with The Wonders Of The Greatest Gift on Instagram or your FaceBook page along with the hashtag #TheGreatestChristmas #ReclaimTheWonder

Share the photo of your copy of The Wonders Of The Greatest Gift by November 25th and we will pick 5 happy recipients of The Cradle to the Cross Advent Wreath along with the new Messiah Manger engraved with Emmanuel

because when our holidays are about staying in the story, being with Him — we reclaim the wonder. The wonder of The Greatest Christmas.

This year, let His wonder to awaken you again, captivate you, capture your heart!

More Of Jesus Only — and have a STRESS-FREE, WONDER-FULL Christmas. 

This is an heirloom, a Christmas tradition, a wonder for the child in all of us! 

Pick up the NEW Pop-Up Advent book, “The Wonder of The Greatest Gift” — with your own 14″ pop-up tree, 25 Bible-inspired ornaments hiding behind 25 Advent doors, a new family read-aloud of 25 Advent devotionals, and a star for the top of the tree!


Want the gift of less stress?

It’s hiding where you’d never expect it.

Want to know how your brokenness could be transformed into abundance? Tired of trite answers?

It’s possible — abundant joy is always possible, especially for you.

Don’t miss out on the gift of the life you’ve always wanted.

Featuring new stories from Ann’s blog, powerful excerpts from the New York Times bestseller The Broken Way, and Ann’s signature photography from her farm and family, this gorgeous book will be a profoundly meaningful and needed gift — not only to your own weary soul, but any loved one looking for the relief of a bit of beauty and abundant joy.

Grab a copy of Be The Gift — and we will immediately email you a link to a FREE gift of THE WHOLE 12 MONTH *Intentional* Acts of Givenness #BeTheGIFT Calendar to download and print from home or at your local print shop!  Just let us know that you ordered Be The Gift  over here.

You only get one life to love well.

Pick up Be The Gift and live the life you’ve longed to.

yes, yes, yes: he left his career to help kids in need of direction…and hope

#BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading? Pleading for you and for me

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…In the stressful times: seek God.
In the painful times: praise God.
In the terrible times: trust God.
And at all times – at all times – at all times Thank God.

[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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