Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [04.28.18]

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: 

Dirk Dallas via 
Dirk Dallas via 
Dirk Dallas via

kinda  never get over the whole extraordinary earth being full of His glory 


serving up some of the most creative coffee you may see in a while?

Chris Leone 
Chris Leone 
Chris Leone 

anyone else want one? sharing the wonder right here 

cheering wildly: because we all need to slow down and enjoy the moments

she’s weaving her art into the fabric of cities in big ways

good words here… The Wall Between You and God’s Will

doing great things: come meet 2 women doing incredible things to preserve the seas

smiling through tears at this: Elderly man calls police for ride to visit wife in hospital

The chief says “it’s a small town so you try to help out when you can.”

can you even?!? first-time mother at the Smithsonian Zoo who couldn’t stop kissing her newborn right after she gave birth.

The Mistake I Made With My Grieving Friend 

heart fireworks: anyone else want her ‘title’?!?

the records he’s setting? not your typical 13 year old

they’re sharing some of their 49 years of marriage wisdom

kinda undone here: Paralyzed Groom Marries ‘Dream’ Girl and Takes In Five Foster Children

he insists he’s not a hero – but his brave response saved many lives

first impressions never really tell the whole story

this is just so so beautiful in so many ways:

giving single moms a helping in to pursue their college dreams in a most unique way

Post of the week from these parts here

How to Live Through Hard Things?

love her and the way she serves: Raising World Changers in a Changing World

a courageous story of heartache…and so much hope

 Want the gift of light breaking into all the broken places, into all the places that feel kinda abandoned? 

These pages are for you. It’s possible — abundant joy is always possible, especially for you.

Break free with the tender beauty of The Broken Way & Be The Gift 

And if you grab a copy of Be The Gift?  We will immediately email you a link to a FREE gift of THE WHOLE 12 MONTH *Intentional* Acts of Givenness #BeTheGIFT Calendar to download and print from home or at your local print shop!  Just let us know that you ordered Be The Gift  over here.

You only get one life to love well.

Pick up Be The Gift & live the life you’ve longed to

good, good words from Priscilla Shirer: Do. Not. Be. Afraid.

on repeat this week: Make me your vessel, make me an offering

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…so you may be wondering, how do you live through this hard thing — that’s effecting everything? How do you keep taking one step after another — when you just want to be on another road altogether?
I do get it — sometimes it’s not even about battling to win, or about battling forward. It’s about battling to breathe. Everyone’s fighting a hard battle that they’re losing — and winning is staying in the battle. You’re winning the battle — when you stay in the battle. The battle you have ahead of you is won — if you just keep your heart in the battle now.
And the truth about every blasted battle is: What feels hopeless — is where you meet more Jesus.
Breathe this in and know: All darkness has shores and there is always laughter on the other side. You have to believe this.
And when it comes — there is this catching of breath:
Nothing is ever too far gone for hope to come find you.

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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.