Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.28.18]

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:

Mary Anne Morgan
Mary Anne Morgan
Mary Anne Morgan 

cannot get enough of the beauty she captures again and again


stories like these? never, ever get old… #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

airplane turned into a vacation house? some are calling it first class

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love this idea here…

When motherhood is overwhelming, I hope you have someone who sees you

sharing the wonder of this monarch sanctuary

Michele Zakeri Photography
Michele Zakeri Photography
Michele Zakeri Photography

can you even?!!? just had to share

so maybe listen up?!? here is what music does to your body

cheering wildly: Teacher leads 4 straight classes to perfect scores on AP Calculus test

this rescued bear is enjoying some tub time!

bakery celebrates 80 years of family ownership: 

“My dad has always preached this to me: Remember where you came from…”

perhaps they’re on to something here?!?

Police credit teen’s uplifting notes on bridge for helping “save six lives”

“Even though things are difficult, your life matters; you’re a shining light in a dark world, so just hold on.” 

come on! simply: amazing

we circled ’round this one: Bach on the plan for a blind elephant

a story of compassion that just wouldn’t stop giving

God Wrote This Part of Your Story Too: How He Weaves Sorrow into Joy

tears at this kindness: police officer shaves homeless man’s beard so he can land a job

Don’t Glory in Others (John 5:44-45) thank you, David Platt

you’ve got to meet him: Myron Rolle…From Football Safety to Neurosurgeon

this will change how you see people…

Your Marriage is Worth the Work

Post of the week from these parts here

Need a Solution to Trying to Do it All?

if this doesn’t make you stand up, I’m not sure what will?!! thank you, Christine Caine…

5 star: come see how young Julius is giving the homeless a second shot:

“our job is to help them escape that negative cycle” #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

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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.