Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [04.21.18]

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:

Noam Chen | Dead Sea
Noam Chen | The ancient Coliseum in Caesarea National Park
Noam Chen | Israel’s Negev Desert

let’s start the weekend with some of the most breathtaking views 

tears: sharing some good good words out of the mouth of a 4 year old

how this bakery is preparing military veterans, spouses and caregivers for lifelong success

kinda undone: he has fed thousands of children in need every single day for more than a decade

what?!? at 90?!! he shows us you’re never to old to skydive

despite incredible odds and some setbacks — he’ll be attending the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory of Music or the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. come see his story 

reflecting on the life of Barbara Bush and how she raised her family

heart stirring: remembering the love letters between George H.W. Bush and Barbara

these brave firefighters were reunited with the premature twins they saved

we gathered ’round this one…glory

HouseProud Atlanta

she’s doing great things: by making sure every senior citizen has a safe and stable home

have you seen this one?!? wide-eyed at the gift of this family right here

Make It Easy for Your Kids to Love God

profoundly spoken by a high school athlete: “If I couldn’t handle not being good at something, then how could I consider myself a successful person?” 

Patryk Biegański 
Patryk Biegański 
Patryk Biegański 

come along for a virtual tour? the beauty of spring in the mountain meadows of Poland

‘Be kind, loving and don’t get bitter’: One black dad’s advice to his multi-racial daughters

can you even?!? this young college player brings baseball game to terminally ill grandma’s backyard —

 so she can see him play

the story of a brave soldier who is giving back in extraordinary ways

some stories stick with you for a long time we may never know the impression we make on another

simply stunning: How Great Thou Art

one phone call of complaint? changed everything

thank you, David Platt: Is Christ Your Life?


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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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on repeat this week: Christ My Hope, My Glory

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…happy weekend! So today let’s remember? No fears of the future, no regrets of the past, are worth giving permission to steal the gift of the present.
Let something steal your Joy today & you let something steal your strength. “The joy of the Lord is your strength” Ps 5:11.
Today Joy will not just happen.
Today Joy will not just come unbidden.
Every moment Joy must be taken.
Every moment Joy must be chosen.
Every moment Joy must be RECHOSEN.
Because His Joy is your OXYGEN.
And the people living plain and down to earth know it— if you let something steal your thanksgiving, you let something steal your joy, and if you let something steal your joy, you let something steal your strength.
Stepping into a new day, there’s the real hope: “Thus far the Lord has helped us…” (1 Samuel 7:14) And He won’t stop now. The real hope of the day is that it is the Lord helping you — with all the strength you need for the stretch of just. this. moment.

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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.