Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [01.13.18]

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 right here: 

Esther Havens Mann 
Esther Havens Mann
Esther Havens Mann

so I kinda love following along with her on all of the adventures: come see the extraordinary right here

such otter fun!

this new study on birdwatching and mental health? who knew?

despite her isolated life and crippling disease, she never, ever gave up

come meet these 15 amazing kids who are making the world a better place

this young quarterback who led his team to win the national championship? shares some good words of thanks

thank you, Kristen Welch, just so good: If You’re Not Sure of Your Purpose, Follow Your Passion

Thanks to the ingenuity of a few 8th graders? this duck is waddling better than ever!

yes: this gym? They gave a free lifetime pass to this refugee boy who was often staring longingly through their window #BeTheGIFT #TheBrokenWay

so this whale protected a diver from a nearby shark? yeah, we all need to be rescued

Ana Dumitru 
Ana Dumitru 
Ana Dumitru 

so only a handful of folks live in these parts? no phone networks or electricity — anyone else wanna go?!?

“The hope I have in Jesus is not something that I dare keep to myself. I share. And I share as much as you can stand.”

catch, anyone? so this man is attempting to play catch with someone new every day this year…

reunions like this? never, ever, ever get old. Maybe go hug the ones you’re with today?

Our friends at Wycliffe Bible Translators’ have reached out to offer us a newly released FREE 7-day devotional — Called to Community.

We’re all part of God’s global community, whether it’s in your neighborhood or across the world. Be inspired by this free 7-day devotional highlighting the stories and impact of people in the Bible who embraced their cross-cultural community, even when they were in danger or enslaved!

Wycliffe Bible Translators is the largest scripture translation organization in the world, with a widespread mission network internationally and in the US. They endeavor to have begun a translation of the Bible into every language by 2025 while fostering Christian community, providing educational material and fellowship resources.

Please click here for this free 7-day devotional: and discover your purpose in God’s family. Tell a friend!


a good read: Why Children’s Books Should Be a Little Sad

“it’s never too late to start doing what you love doing now”

cheering:  A robotics company has teamed up with the Rwandan health ministry to help deliver medicines to hospitals in remote areas of the country – they’ve cut the delivery time from 4 hours to just 30 min!

smiling through tears here


Dear Me & 2018: Lifelines to the Person You Really Want to Be this Year

completely undone: the most incredible perfect match?

these beautiful people with disabilities hired by Walgreens? too often unjustly left behind

Tears at this one…please don’t leave without watching

“The love of Jesus Christ doesn’t know any bounds — so we are helping whoever comes our way”

Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency relief and medical care to Rohingya refugees who’ve fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh. As they meet physical needs, their teams are also sharing the healing love of Jesus Christ


Break free with the tender beauty of The Broken Way & Be The Gift …  Want the gift of light breaking into all the broken places, all the places that feel kinda abandoned?

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

And if you grab a copy of Be The Gift?  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 & live the life you’ve longed to

What God Can Do in Our Daily Devotions

You are for us — not against us

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Preaching gospel to yourself is how you whisper calm to your soul,
Good news that soothes the raw edges of things, the soft ways of grace and tender hope that carries you Forward.

And you can always, always, always be kind, because the devil and his kind have already lost:
The devil’s most destructive day can never destroy your hope, your call, your future.

So no matter how the wind blows today, keep calm and be kind: When things become hard, wise hearts stay soft.
Solving a problem can’t ever trump loving a person.

So today, simply:
Rise to whatever comes to you, go to wherever you’re sent, give however your soul knows how, and give thanks whenever you breathe.

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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.