Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [08.18.18]

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:

Meg Loeks
Meg Loeks
Meg Loeks

life is not an emergency, life is a gift.

just so grateful for how she celebrates the gift of life and so kindly shares with us here #1000gifts


don’t like to leave them behind? this couple is here to help! they took a 15,000-mile road trip to find the top dog-friendly US destinations

a remote Welsh Island with just four permanent residents

If you’re a working mom, check out my friend Jessica’s new project:

The Thrive Series: Conversations About Working Motherhood

Full of understanding and practical advice, it’s a beautiful and FREE gift to working moms of all kinds. 

a teacher’s love never, ever gets old 

Danae Wolfe Macro Photography 
Danae Wolfe Macro Photography 
Danae Wolfe Macro Photography

this extraordinary photographer? Wakes up at the crack of dawn to photograph insects & spiders waking up with the sunrise  

tears…can you even!?! this teacher commutes to work on several bus routes: this family decided it was time to give back to the teacher who gave so much to their family over the years. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

 how a community has rallied around a young boy who was robbed at gunpoint at his lemonade stand 

consider joining me here next month? The Justice Institute Immigration and Advocacy

The Justice Conference believes that every Christian should pursue justice as a consistent lifestyle. At this event, we will teach you the practical steps to advocating for better national policy regarding immigration and other issues that affect marginalized people groups. Learn more here.

oh, just — deeply moved at his tears here

good stuff: Learning to See Your Single Neighbor

just so good: Steve Hartman reports every week for millions of people. But while in Liberia, he did a special report for three important people, his kids. He shows them how different life can be like for kids just like them, on the other side of the world

thank you for this, Scott Sauls: There is Dignity of EVERY Kind of Work

could not stop watching…

YES! cheering wildly: An ‘angel’ helped one struggling widow buy groceries; it was Ludacris

Crying with gratitude, she asked who he was and he said, “Just a guy.” #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

and the research is in: can money buy happiness?

Single mom working uses surprise $1,000 tip to serve kids in the local area #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

you’ve got to meet him: Brian Peterson is transforming the lives of the homeless with his portrait art

Your Life Is Not Boring yes, yes to this, Jon Bloom

tears at this perfect life-saving match

Olga Kulakova 
Olga Kulakova 
Olga Kulakova 

the wonder of it: frozen beauty, flowers preserved in ice

if you need to know that God is holding you together, and bringing you through…

“My anxiety does not define who I am…”

After being diagnosed with social anxiety disorder in grade school, this young woman is thriving today.

an extraordinary family miracle: never stop praying

Joy Prouty

Must-Knows Before the Kids Go: 40 Things Every Child Must Know Before They Leave Home

never, ever give up


Post of the week from there parts here

When You’re Struggling With Mid-Life & a 40-Something Birthday & Another Year Older

The Prodigal Grandson of Billy Graham:

Tullian Tchividjian opens up about his turbulent adolescence and struggles with God and what happened to bring him back to the cross please don’t miss this

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simplyswenkalife/ Instagram

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on repeat this week: Never been a moment…

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…so, there’ll be calls today, results that come back, there’ll be headlines that make a head & heart ache, there’ll be the impossible in front of us.

But “God’s now at my side & I’m not afraid” Ps.118:6

When you have to climb the sheer face of a mountain, keep focused on the face of God. Obstacles are what take over your path only when you take your eyes off Him.

What lies in front of you is *never bigger* than the One who lives in you.

What you focus on — is what you become like. Focus on good — and you’ll see more good everywhere to focus on.

Let everything today simply be an exhale of trusting hope.

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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.