Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [03.10.18]

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:

Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks 

exhale just now…the whole earth is full of His glory

 

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because we all need a friend

Akie Nakata / Instagram 
Akie Nakata / Instagram 
Akie Nakata / Instagram 

can hardly get over these incredible works of art

because some of us need an everyday hero

90-year-old ‘Candyman’ makes days sweeter at this hospital – volunteering for the last 23 years

10 Absolutely Stunning Street Transformations

Cindy Lawyer 

in case you wondering what that 20 min of daily reading will do?

This snowy owl floating on ice could be the most majestic thing you’ll see today?

Read the Bible with Someone Else: Four Benefits of Studying in Community

Kathie Lee Gifford talks about the inspiration behind new book

“The rock is Jesus. He’s the rock I built my life on. I’m here to share the good news that God loves you…with an all-consuming fire of a love. And He’s waiting for you to come to Him.”

Photo by Roie Galitz
Photo by Sarah Blesener. Homeschool family living in Watford, ND. Curtis, Kate and Jude, siblings, lay in their backyard in Watford, North Dakota. 6 July 2017. The Long family has five children whom they homeschool. Western North Dakota attracted families from across the nation during the recent oil boom. Watford, like other rural towns in the region, is now facing unemployment and overdevelopment since the decline of the oil industry.
Photo by Pedro Jarque Krebs / Instagram

oh wow — the photography here! Come see and maybe vote for the Reader’s Choice winner for the Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest!

so folks are flocking to Alabama to get a glimpse of this ‘one in a million’ yellow cardinal

In Nairobi’s Largest Slum, These Young Ballerinas are Dreaming Big

seeing his world through color for the first time

a jaw dropping story here: Stranger’s kidney donation sets off chain reaction that’s hard to believe

#BeTheGift #The BrokenWay

Nothing but the blood of Jesus…

Elisa Coltro / Facebook

at 93? She’s flying to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage

‘treat everyone like you know them’

How student journalists are telling their own story after Parkland shooting

Levi Voskamp

Tired of a Hard Place? When You’re Caught Between God & a Hard Place [Brutally Honest Psalm #5]

because there are times when we need each other

just go ahead — and shine your light!

He was born without legs. Now he’s a world record holder – and he has some encouraging words to share

Esther Havens for Africa New Life

Post of the week from these parts here

A woman’s life withers or expands
in proportion to how much she risks opening her heart
And it takes courage to stand against evil toward women, but even more so to stand against the indifference toward the plight of women.

Why We Need Women: International Women’s Day & Standing with Girls to Change the World

a beautiful friendship that crosses cultures and continents

Might you consider sponsoring a child? It’s all gift, grace, that is His that flows on through us and into the world…. 

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you’ve got to meet him: Hippie Jack — he brings hope and help to the neediest

on repeat this week: Never Too Far Gone

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…when you’re between God and a hard place, it’s God’s presence that transforms every hard place. Presence transforms place.

When you’re between God and a hard place — turning toward His face changes the place. Place turns to grace when turned toward His face.

When you’re between God and a hard place — press closer into Him and let the warmth of His beating heart keep yours soft.

Wherever God has you right now — you can have as much of God as you ever wanted. Wherever God has you, you can have God. This is always the greatest saving grace.

So remember this today: whatever place you’re in is a place of God. And when you’re in a place of God, you cannot displace your courage. Christ is for you, with you, in you!

You can’t be courageous unless you first have courage — and Christ is all your courage.

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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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