Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [09.29.18]

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: 

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he traveled around the world for a year – come see some amazing wonder right here

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‘Quitting was never an option’: This runner with cerebral palsy has completed over 110 races

at 106!?! this great great grandfather breaks zip line world record while raising funds for charities

He gives dogs lots of TLC to help them find forever homes

since his accident, he’s living his life in a heightened state of gratitude — and giving it forward  

they’ve got some great ideas here when it comes to building affordable housing

this duck has been causing a stir in the local community of this tiny island; because Niue has never had a duck before

because we’re all struggling with our own battles…

she’s fighting her depression by writing letters of love to strangers

Verses to Memorize

Ten verses exemplifying God’s love for us through Christ, to buoy you through the tempest of severe illness and hard times. Guard them in your heart.

How To Talk with Kids about Racism… thank you, Trillia Newbell

This Is What a Great Book Does to Your Brain

The neuroscience of deep reading will make you want to curl up with a great book

Wycliffe Bible Translators USA Launches Third Annual #WhyBible Campaign to Inspire Discussion on the Bible’s Lasting Significance

Wycliffe Bible Translators, the largest Scripture-translation organization in the world, announced its 2018 #WhyBible campaign to continue promoting online discussions of how the Bible changes lives and remains as relevant as ever, even and especially in the digital age. #WhyBible will end tomorrow, September 30 – Bible Translation Day.

New this year, #WhyBible will feature a charitable giving component. For every post that uses the  #WhyBible hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on September 30, $5 will be donated to an ongoing Bible translation project in Indonesia. Each participant will also be entered into a raffle for a special prize pack.

“Communities and people groups around the world have embraced the Bible once they read it in their native languages for the first time,” Creson said. “We want to spread their stories as examples of the miraculous effects of the Bible and the importance of the Bible for all generations, in all countries.”

For more information or to sign up to receive free #WhyBible resources, visit wycliffe.org/whybible.

we can be so busy looking for love in other areas – that we forget the people who love us

who can we reach out to today?

come meet the man on a mission to help every kid in his town have a bike

so much love

how this big, happy, diverse, beautiful family with seven kids makes everything work

heart bursting: Childhood Friends Who Beat Cancer Marry in the Hospital Where They Met

YES: the power of teamwork

kinda undone: if you had knowledge of other’s experience – how would it change the way you see them?

everyone matters

yeah, THIS: sometimes the best way to get your prayers answered – is to answer someone elses #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

Post of the Week from these parts here

Cure for Lust of a Good Image: When Your Family Isn’t Really Who You Think

Humankind (see the world in 4 minutes)

it would be a humble grace to meet you at one of these events!?!

there is Hope with Jesus on our side

October is coming!

Maybe in this new month, we all just need the gift of Joy… a bit of Hope? To stand together — FOR each other — knowing that an act of kindness, giving it forward, can be more powerful than any sword in starting movements that move us all toward Love.

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 youBreak 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

beautiful: 1 special doctor has restored smiles to 50 children

on repeat this week: You Say

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

No matter how bad today went or how impossible now feels or how overwhelming tomorrow looks?
Always — Just these three words:
God. is. Greater.

It’s going to be okay — promise.

Nothing is a surprise To God.
Nothing is a problem For God.
Nothing is a mistake By God.
Anything is possible With God.

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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.