Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.21.18]

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:

Matt Trivett
Matt Trivett
Matt Trivett

he captures our planet like no one else I know


because sometimes? we all need a dip in a pool on a very hot day

cheering wildly at this!! A teacher on a plane talked about her low-income students. Passengers overheard and collected this…

his curiosity for the world takes this 71 year old kayaker far and wide


heart fireworks: Bicyclist Carries Wounded Dog on His Back, Finds Him Forever Home

so they’re saying? Dancing can reverse braining aging!?

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perfect (free) summer adventure (grab your favorite people and some pillows and look up!): How to find the summer constellations

we circled ’round this one: the fascinating behind the scenes look at how they photograph sharks and lions

brilliant idea: Pianos in the Parks lets everybody tickle the ivories

the power of a lawn mower and a good deed #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

ok, now THIS: Couple Adopts 6 Kids Who Are Blind and Have Special Needs

in their 60’s, they realize they will never retire or have a home without kids

so much love: perhaps the greatest gift a teacher can receive

Your Morning Will Come: Trusting God in the Darkest Nights

tears at this one — what can we go do? #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

This is the most profoundly moving piece I have read in a very long time. Absolutely anointed, in the truest sense of the word:

Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away

when he found out his employee walked 20 miles to work? yup: He gave him his car

Being Okay With Not Being Okay

“The first thing you must realize, as you look at that mountain which you are told you must ascend, is that you cannot do it, that you are utterly incapable in and of yourself, and that any attempt to do it in your own strength is proof positive that you have not understood it.”

you’ve got to meet her: What a story! At 84? she’s a track and field champ like no other

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.
When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence.
When power corrupts, poetry cleanses” ~JFK

Helen Mirren Reads the  poem ‘Ulysses’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson to An Emotional Stephen Colbert

“Come, my friends,
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.”

Makes me weep. Can I believe what you say?

Post of the week from these parts here

How 3 Words can Stop What’s Stealing Your Joy: Instead of Staying Stuck In Comparing & Competing

can you even?!!? because we all need each other 

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on repeat this week: Catch the Wind

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…if we knew what fire every single person is facing, there isn’t even one person we wouldn’t help fight their fire with the heat of a Greater Love.

So…no matter what’s ahead in your day — let’s kinda try this beautiful plan that could make the world a more beautiful place: “Help others get ahead…lend a helping hand.” Phil2:4MSG

Because the thing is? We aren’t here to one-up one another – but to help one another up.

The real hope of this new day is that it is *the Lord helping you* — with all the strength you need for the stretch of just. this. moment.

“Each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms… Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help.” 1Peter4:10NIV, MSG.

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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.