Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [02.02.19]

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:  

Esther Havens in Norway
Esther Havens in Norway 
Esther Havens Mann in Norway

no ones captures our world quite like she does

now who doesn’t just love this?


20 Times Libraries Surprised Everyone With a Great Sense of Humor

we gathered ’round this one: fascinating

Lord willing, I’ll be going to Dallas on Feb 8-9 for #ifgathering2019! Who’s joining me!? If you’re not coming to Dallas you can be a part by hosting or attending an IF:Local.

There’s over 1,500 different ones gathering across the world and the number is growing every day! Check the map at to see if there’s one near you!

God Will Give You Everything You Need

a beautiful celebration of hope and life

I Feel Trapped in My Job – What Should I Do?

An every day errand turned into a beautiful testament to the power of generosity #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

at 11? YES! she’s helping nursing home patients in the most extraordinarily, beautiful ways…

“you can’t just wish things will get better…” tears at how she is serving here #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

what an idea: who else is in?!

“Dance is dance, whether you’re walking or rolling…”

Thanks to early intervention, amazing therapists and a spirit that refused to be broken; she is completely developmentally on track with her peers and amazed everyone who ever worked with her.

“She never gave up. She never took no for an answer. She never stopped believing that she could change the world and I truly believe that she will!”

glory, glory, glory

Tor Even Mathisen / Instagram
Tor Even Mathisen / Instagram
Tor Even Mathisen/ Instagram 

anyone else wanna go?! Weary Hikers in Norway Can Take a Break in This Cabin Built Like a 3D Puzzle

Family of Columbia Space Mission Pilot Reflect on Tragic Day

the astronaut’s final wishes: “Tell them about Jesus. He is real to me.”

Family of Eight Fosters Three Veterans Who Are Disabled: ‘We’re One Big Family Now’

The Cave, the Church and Compassion: The Untold Story of the Thai Cave Rescue

just so grateful for the work of Compassion International…

please, please don’t miss his story here… and share with a friend:

“When you’re at rock bottom, there is only one other place to go, and that is up”

“Holiness still matters. Sin is still sin. Jesus is still the answer.

And you can still have victory in His name.”

Post of the week from these parts here:

especially for times like these: how to see through everything to what really is

Invincible in Christ: How Believers Never Die


 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

THIS: what the power of love can do

on repeat this week: Jesus I Believe

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Preaching gospel to yourself is how you whisper calm to your soul,
Good news that soothes the raw edges of things, the soft ways of grace and tender hope that carries you Forward.

And you can always, always, always be kind, because the devil and his kind have already lost:
The devil’s most destructive day can never destroy your hope, your call, your future.

So no matter how the wind blows today, keep calm and be kind: When things become hard, wise hearts stay soft.

Solving a problem can’t ever trump loving a person.

So today, simply:
Rise to whatever comes to you, go to wherever you’re sent, give however your soul knows how, and give thanks whenever you breathe.

[excerpted from our little Facebook family … come join us each day?]

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.