Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.07.18]

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: 

Kyle Fredrickson 
Kyle Fredrickson
Kyle Fredrickson 

just too extraordinary not to share: he’s captured some places that will stir your soul 

now if this doesn’t make you smile?!?

they’re giving trash in the ocean a second chance: 5,000 Indian Fishermen Now Collecting Ocean Plastic to Build Roads and Prosperity

because we all need a friend

just — beautiful, in every way. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

this is the best: they’re working to get food from the people who have it to the people who need it

how these 2 woman have stepped up to save their community don’t miss

what a story they have…this family has been sailing around the world for 9 years

so good: How to Bring the (Whole) Bible to Life for Kids

they share food and love at this tiny restaurant every Tuesday

a teacher’s dying wish fulfilled… helping hundreds of needy kids  

we gathered ’round this one… can you even?!?

Paweł Pluciński Fotografia
Paweł Pluciński Fotografia 
Paweł Pluciński Fotografia 

all the earth is full of His wonder!

the wonder of this second chance

this art studio? they’re focusing on people with disabilities: “Oftentimes, people with disabilities do not realize they have gifts in the arts”

A Syrian refugee’s path to the “American Dream” – he’s now a doctor and mentoring those coming behind him

For all the Anniversaries & Weddings: the secret to having a better marriage (or how to save a marriage)

a beautifully vulnerable interview of love & loss with gymnast Shawn Johnson

you’ve got to meet her: School cafeteria worker feeds the hungry well after lunch hour ends

thank you, John Piper: How to Conquer Temptation

Post of the week from these parts here

Dear You: a letter for the long haul

for the women


 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

on repeat: What Would Heaven Look Like

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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.