Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [09.15.18]

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: 


just captivated by all this wonder right here


they’re on to something here: going above and beyond at this senior community  

brilliant: this architect is crafting homes from trash

how dog training is helping these troubled teens get back on track

what a gift!?!

Here’s something for anyone who’s ever felt the nagging frustration of wondering if her life is too small, too boring or too ordinary to make a difference. Join longtime friends and bestselling authors, Lisa-Jo Baker and Christie Purifoy on their new podcast, Out of the Ordinary, as they explore the surprising ways that cultivating ordinary life leads to extraordinary stories.

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because we all need to be loved

so the experts weigh in: Parents Who Raise Successful Kids Do These 7 Things

breathtakingly beautiful: the most amazing glass sculptures we may ever see?


this photographer? too good not to share: “I always wanted to be a writer, I even wrote short stories when I was 13 years old. Life took me down another path and I discovered that not everyone who reads can actually write. So I became a storyteller without writing.”

they come running to her call

it would be a joy to meet you at one of these upcoming events here in Canada!

We are living in the midst of a world refugee crisis, and there is real opportunity to make a difference – specifically in Canada.

Join me at one of these events? And come learn how you can be a part of resettling a refugee family from crisis to community. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay


she needed to clean up the messes that she made — and they tore down some walls together

cheering: this school janitor’s closet? she’s turned it into one huge act of love for the students

an unlikely pastor with an extraordinary story and calling

I Wish Someone Would Have Warned Me About Mommy Meltdowns for every mama

the calm at Wrightsville Beach… just days before the storm

What Is the Place of Faith in My Unanswered Prayers?

you’ve got to meet this 9 year old artist – wise beyond her years

How to Love Like Jesus in 5 Steps

maybe the best story this week? she’s dressing men looking for work — “It’s a battle I wouldn’t change for the world”

kinda never gets old

How Do I Know if I Love God?

There may not be a more important question to ask yourself than, “Do I love God?” In this lab, John Piper explains how you can know the answer.

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on repeat this week: Trust in You

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At the end of the day, Lord — Cause us to see how You moved today. Set everything inside of us at peace now.

We trust You’re doing what’s best — when we can’t see Your hand, we’ll trust Your heart.

Keep us alive with what we need & let us give away the rest because this is what makes us fully alive.

Keep us in close company with You & keep us in forgiving company of others because we are in close company with You. Keep us bold enough to keep taking leaps of faith.

Keep us from safe lives — they are the most dangerous to our souls.

You’re in control & we take our hands off our lives! And as the world spins in Your hands tonight, we look up at stars & know You’re always all our Beautiful Light — Yes. Yes. Yes.

In the name of Jesus’ who loved us to death,

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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.