Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [03.24.18]

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: 

Austin Prock
Leio McLaren
Davide Cantelli

the earth is truly full of His glory everywhere & it’s worth taking the time to ponder it…

<oh, you bet>

‘Um…. who would have thought that after 14 years, you’d find your lost cat?’

okay, dare you not to smile…or dance along with her? Your weekend kinda needs it…

When It Seems Your Life Is Going Nowhere

oh… so who knew?

inspiring: Make-A-Wish kid is now a doctor — and 20 years later she’s working in the hospital that saved her life

Team work for the win this weekend #Inspiring

thank you, Matt Chandler — I cannot stop thinking about this one:

Everyone You Meet Will Live Forever: Evangelism in an Age of Unbelief

you’ve got to meet him: Jory Flemming

profound: Stop asking children these seven questions (and ask these instead) 

60 second mini vacation just for you

how this kind stranger stepped in to help a frantic mom dealing with 2 kids with meltdowns in public?


The BEST: a restaurant of beautiful people helping beautiful people #BeTheGift #TheWayOfAbundance

these middle schoolers are doing extraordinary things to help each other after a difficult experience: 

“The message is getting passed around, so people will hear it and they’ll take notice of it. My age doesn’t matter in this, it’s the message I’m trying to get across.” #TheWayOfAbundance

Kathie Lee Gifford shares with I Am Second

Esther Havens in Antarctica
Esther Havens in Antarctica
Esther Havens in Antarctica 

can you even?!? I went to her wedding — & then she went on a honeymoon that kinda blows my mind 

tears at this one: an amazing story of sportsmanship — and character

Post of the week from these parts here

How many hurting, unanswered questions you got banging around in that brave old heart of yours? Yeah, me too.
And then this blazing epiphany of sorts comes along & kinda unlocks a whole lot of those big question marks:

The Seven Questions Your Soul Is Really Asking Even if You Don’t know It —

& how To Surprisingly Find The Real Answers

honestly, we should look up more often #1000Gifts

a short story about music and the human heart

absolutely breathtaking — I only watched more times than I want to confess

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“What if you really want to live abundantly before it’s too late? What do you do if you really want to know abundant wholeness? This is the one begging question that’s behind every single aspect of our lives—and one that The Broken Way rises up to explore in the most unexpected ways.  You could be one of them, one who believes freedom can be found not only beyond the fear and pain, but actually within it.”

The Broken Way Kindle edition only $2.99 tomorrow on Amazon

What do you do when you wake up and feel like you’re not enough for your life? Or when you look out the kitchen window as dusk falls and wonder how do you live when life keeps breaking your heart?

In sixty vulnerably soulful stories, the highly anticipated The Way of Abundance moves from self-weary brokenness to Christ-focused givenness.

Christ Himself broke like bread, giving Himself to us so we might have a lifelong communion with Him. Could it be that our brokenness is also a gift to the world?  These tender devotionals dare us to embrace any and all brokenness as a gift that moves us closer to the heart of God. 

This gentle book does nothing less than take you on an intimate journey of the soul. 

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believe it: Death is No Loss

on repeat this week: Never Too Far Gone

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…sometimes the thing you never would choose for your life, chooses you for a reason. And the thing that you’d never pick? Picks you to become brave.

And sometimes…you get what you need — by walking through what you never wanted – and the thing you never wanted, may turn out to be be the thing you need most.

I hadn’t known but now believe: the thing that may make you fall a bit apart, may be part of what one day holds you a bit together.

And I’m finding that the only way to the abundant life is to accept discomfort in your life. The way to what we want — is often through what we don’t want. Painfully hard things are part of the price of admission to a purposeful, holy life.
But always believe it: Grace can strike when you are in great pain and light you with the greatest hope.

So hang in there! “…we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, *not a day goes by without His unfolding grace.*” 2Cor4MSG

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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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