Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [06.23.18]

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 


this teacher in Brooklyn? He’s going the extra mile to take his students overseas

“I want students to see for themselves the value that travel has. When students put themselves in another world, they discover themselves at a new level.”

because we all need a friend

Delivery man goes above and beyond to make boy’s dream come true

it was 10 years in the making: how this community dims it’s lights – to appreciate the beauty of the night sky

wow: This 101-year-old Florida man still volunteers for Meals on Wheels 

you must come see how he’s training young homeless people

cheering wildly: Four siblings raised in poverty by a single mother ‘beat all the odds,’ earn master’s degrees 

first impressions never really tell the whole story

Ginny Sheller
Ginny Sheller
Ginny Sheller

just too beautiful not to share

Grace is a gift

Isn’t the Joy-Centered Life Just an Emotional Roller Coaster?

so did you know? these are just a few of the lasting effects exercise can have on the brain

so he’s traveling to all 50 states mowing lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and vets for free

and he’s mentoring kids along the way

how can churches care for and support the missionaries they have sent out?

Ashley Coston Taylor

kinda undone: how this Kindergarten Class Has Helped One Nonverbal Student Find His Voice

‘Do the unexpected’. That’s what this graduating senior with autism, who is normally nonverbal, wants everyone to remember through his powerful speech which got a standing ovation from his classmates

the extraordinary efforts of a 10 year old to honor another

YES: He is an Expectation-Exceeding God. Thank you for this, Christine Caine

Esther Havens

Post of the week from these parts here

The world feels like it is on fire. Kinda everywhere. And it’s kinda really worth it to figure out how to breathe hope right into the face of dragons:

When the World feels like it’s on fire: How to Breathe Hope Into the Face of Dragons

Grateful for the work of World Relief as they empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable
For more than 70 years they have they have touched the lives of millions of people in more than 100 countries

just so good: This is the story of how one daughter made her father question everything

singer and songwriter Zach Williams’ shares his story of surrendering to Jesus

on repeat this week: Fear is a Liar

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…sometimes it’s ridiculously hard to know how to live through the stuff we’re facing in our life and in our world — & you know, maybe this is it, just this on our Friday: “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving” and experience that in His “presence there is fullness of joy” Ps100:4, Ps.16:11

Gratitude will always move you past gates & into the presence of God — and in His presence is fullness joy!

There are three small keys to open the door to joy: “Thank. You. God.”

Joy is always possible as long as thanks is possible — and there is always, always, always something to be thankful for! Deep breath–it’s going to be a pretty amazing day and weekend: You get to decide how joyFUL you’ll be because you get to decide how grateFUL you’ll be.

We will GIVE THANKS for new mercies, we will GIVE THANKS for amazing grace & we will GIVE THANKS to our God who is always GOOD & we are always loved & there is always, always, ALWAYS something to be THANKFUL FOR.

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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.