Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [03.03.18]

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:  

Jeremy Bishop 
Pablo Acevedo
Nitish Meena

come and exhale? the whole earth is full of His glory….

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15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination

we gathered ’round this one: made entirely with Legos

The Nester

You’re invited! We’re doing it again, a seasonal virtual open house!

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she’s learning that you don’t always have to fit in – love her heart here

how studying maps helped this boy with autism in the most unbelievable way

thinking this one may bring a smile? and maybe a tear too…

Praying this Lent over these tenderly piercing words from Scott Sauls. Move us all, Lord:  

love, love, love: Beauty out of brokenness right here

Pastor gives congregant new life with kidney donation: “This is what love looks like” 

come & see what happens every day in the work of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

once homeless? he’s now a doctor: “my motivation was my dream” 

this young man understands how time is short – more than most

beautiful in so many ways: this brave 11-year-old with cancer, inspires Stanford’s basketball players

you are never too far gone – you are deeply loved. maybe share this one with a friend? powerful story here…

When this school realized many kids wouldn’t have anyone to attend a breakfast with dad event, a local pastor stepped in to help. He never imagined how many men would show up after his plea for help. 

The Organizing Secret No One Tells You — That Can Change Any Life

THIS: such beautiful message from Ann Graham Lotz at her father’s funeral on Friday

Esther Havens for Africa New Life

Post of the week from these parts here

… I kinda sat up a bit straighter and leaned in when he said it:

how to get the best seats in the house every time– and why it’s okay to want the best seats: Lent Week 2

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102-year-old Ida Keeling experienced much of America’s history through her running career. Watch her testimony and be encouraged by her enduring faith

beautiful hearts, beautiful story: “to these kids, this feels out of this world to have a family”

perspective: never, ever give up

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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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