Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [09.01.18]

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:

the whole earth is full of His glory


Marla Michele Must / @EnchantedPhotographyMichigan 
Marla Michele Must / @EnchantedPhotographyMichigan
Marla Michele Must / @EnchantedPhotographyMichigan

What’s more fun than a barrel full of monkeys? (A bucket full of frogs, of course!) 

This story of mom guilt left me in tears. For all the mamas who have felt like Jessica, there’s a better way. 

for the past 10 years? at 94, this Veteran Shares Fist Bumps with Middle School Students

“He’s like an angel, you can’t help but feel calm and peace when you go near him.”

she’s always full of great ideas: Hosting Tips for Introverts Like Us


The former “human computer” at NASA Langley Research Center – whose intricate, done-by-hand calculations sent men into space and brought them back safely – turned 100!!

Freedom of speech on full display after family fights for mural for their autistic son

maybe skip the normal dinner and a movie date – why not spend use a date night with your significant other to make the world a better place as a team?

we’re smiling at these brave first steps

might you consider attending this worthwhile event?

a special daddy daughter dance after her first round of chemo

this nonprofit lifts spirits of lonely seniors, logging more than 1 million phone calls who can we call today?

they’re on to something here: On the outside, King’s Kitchen is a regular restaurant. But inside, the owners share their faith by hiring people considered “unemployable” and giving back to their community.

just so grateful for the work of Seed Company

There are still over 1 Billion people without the complete Bible in the language they understand best. It is Seed Company’s mission to translate the Bible into every language of every people group, to the ends of the earth.

Where I’ll be this fall, Lord willing? It would be a joy to meet you!?

they’re living large and proving you’re never too old to keep moving

Yawning at MajestyHow to Fight Boredom with the Bible

Honest answers by children to the questions (1) Why do kids need families? (2) What does the word “orphan” mean to you? (3) If you had one wish for orphans, what would it be?

Every child in this video was once an orphan. But they are now cherished sons and daughters on forever families

tears…This woman is helping grieving parents heal

Video of 2-year-old boy learning to walk inspires millions


 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

one of the most beautiful stories you’ll see on the internet this week?

Grace Arrives When You Need It

on repeat this week: I am Not Alone

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

So this is the thing:
Instead of focusing on the hurdles ahead of you,
Focus on Him beside you,

Instead of depending on your plan for this week,
depend on His power for this moment.

Instead of being tempted to give up, or give into fear,
give thanks — this gives Him glory.

Instead of trying to do it all
Simply let Him be your all.

Lord, cause me to live an INSTEAD kind of life —
because One loved me enough to give Himself in my stead.

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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.