Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [02.24.18]

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:  

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

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



maybe the best days start like this?

Confession: The Problem with My Kids’ Bookshelves

they’ve got it right: love really is the best treatment 

“Lord, Set Me Free from Fear” thank you for this, Jon Bloom

because we all need a friend

breathtaking story: he tweeted to ask for 10 volunteers to help shovel for those in need? come see how many showed up

“My mindset is always, ‘What’s something simple that I can do that’ll have a positive impact on my block and my neighborhood’?

wait for it

in awe: One of America’s oldest servers hasn’t slowed down yet. This is quite the story – don’t miss this one

for every parent: you’re gonna fly


so how amazing is this art right here? 

so many reasons to be thankful each day

glory, glory, glory

so the results are in for the happiest & healthiest states in the US – did your state make the list?

Derek used lacrosse to build relationships with students like Zac and invited them to hear the gospel. Because of this, Zac’s life was transformed, and he realized Lent wasn’t about fasting for the sake of fasting—it was fasting to get more of Christ.

THIS, this, this: this is how we should be loving —

“…we were strangers, gathering to solve something. It occurred to me that a circle of women, with a mission, can save the world. I will never forget that moment.” #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

sometimes innocent questions are the very best

Fire victims get generous donation from local woman touched by story:

“We have to all learn to just give back, even if it’s at this little local level and I couldn’t sleep at night if I didn’t do something…” #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

he’s onto something here

“I know the malignancy of the soul. And He has a name — and His name is Jesus.” Kathie Lee Gifford boldly & beautifully sharing the Gospel, as she thanks Billy Graham for bringing her whole family to salvation in Christ.

Immigrants? What to think? When women like @ and @ and @ & so many wise sisters open their Bibles with a word about those who are vulnerable — it’s worth listening:

How to Make Your Question Marks & Unknowns & Life Feeling a Bit Up in the Air — Into the Best Kind of Life

a vulnerable share about depression: “Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He is not afraid of the depths to come get us. Maybe this water is not something that God is trying to teach me how to tread or to escape, but maybe this water is somewhere where He is trying to create something brand new in me… and so He is taking His time to teach me that as a new creation, He is all the air that I need.”

mom is fighting for acceptance for her son: “It’s his right to live in this world. I’m going to stand up for him.”

Post of the week from these parts here:

…feel like you’re too much? Not enough? What if: No more apologizing for being you. Just breathe:

Told You’re “Too Much”? Or Feel Like You’re “Too Much”? Dear Me: Lifelines to the Person I Long to Be




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he shares some good words here

we really do need each other

on repeat this week: Walking on Water

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deep breath & smile — and the happy, relief of the whole shebang is? No one gets to joy by trying to make everything perfect.

One only arrives at joy by seeing in every imperfection all that is joy. 

In the midst of all that’s been imperfect this week, there’s the perfect mercy of Jesus & when you can count on Him to be with you, to carry you, to hold you?

Yeah, you can just go face your weekend with JOY — No more saying sorry for being you, and more gratitude for being — just as you are, imperfect, in process, in Him.

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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.