Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [04.06.19]

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:

Michał Olech 
Michał Olech 
Michał Olech 

anyone else wanna be here right about now?!?



really love this!

Teacher’s skirt covered in kids’ doodles is the hit of the art show

She wanted to make sure all 580 of her students had room to express themselves

a brave man won’t be forgotten, thanks to a young girl he never met

Christian Vieler 
Christian Vieler 
Christian Vieler 

unbridled happiness: can you say treat?!?

so we kinda circled ’round this one too

did your favorite make the list? The Best Bookstores in All 50 States

coast to coast: the whole earth is full of His glory!

Made with Love: To make sure no kid goes hungry, this school district turns unused cafeteria food into take-home meals for students in need

An 80-year-old janitor comes to work expecting to clean. Instead, nearly 800 students go and do this…

how this cat has a front row seat traveling the world? because we all need a friend…

Fox News

fed up with the potholes in his neighborhood, this teen stepped up in a big way

joy can arrive in the most unexpected ways

anyone else wanna hang out with this little guy? his joy is contagious

God Makes Us Vulnerable and Invincible

beautiful twins that prove love doesn’t count chromosomes…

Ashley Pizzuti | 

this nurse? this beautiful newborn who had no visitors? my heart…

he served 10 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit: now that he’s out? he’s doing this…

5 star story: a school principal doing great things: cleaning up a school and a neighborhood too

another 5 star school principal loving on her students in extraordinary ways

Favorite Resource for a Meaningful, Beautiful Home: Grace Crafted Home

Post of the week from these parts here

… so this woman turns to me in a car & asks me what I didn’t see coming in the least. And I sat there, staring out the windshield, feeling deeply exposed:

What You Really Want: Best Plan for a Beautiful Life

tears at this one: because we all need someone to believe in us & tell us there is Hope

April is here!

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 you.

Break free with the tender beauty of The Broken Way & Be The Gift 

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You only get one life to love well.

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

“Put a stake in the ground and claim the peace He promises you in His Word!”

This Lent: Give up — whatever you need — to hear God speak:

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on repeat this week: Good Good Father

A tragic life is a life driven by social media likes instead of Christ-motivated loves.

A tragic life is a life about only collecting pretty things — instead of recollecting that we are made for eternally great things.

Never settle for immediate gratification –  knowing you are actually called to eternal greatness.

This could be the  Lent that dismantles everything that isn’t about eternal things.


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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.