Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [04.13.19]

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:

Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker 

anyone else wanna be here too!? Grateful she shares her breathtaking work with us…

just the best – right to the very end

so let’s go! Kids Whose Parents Read to Them Understand Up to 1.4 Million More Words

how they’re stepping up to help the bees

Talented Artists Share Their Favorite Tips for Improving Your Drawing Skills

because we all need a friend

google maps

come on! who else wants to do this!?! Dutch artists paint an apartment building featuring the residents’ favorite books!

can you see both directions?!?

THIS! When this boy who was bullied missed his bus? He met a police officer who would throw him the ‘Best Birthday Party Ever’ #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

Spring is here! enjoy this wonder

Dare to Hope in God: How to Lament Well

this restaurant with a year long wait list? you’ve got to meet the owner and cook

Johnny Andrews, Courtesy: UNC-Chapel Hill

oh, we so love this idea! Short story ‘vending machines’ on this college campus

The machines, which have been installed in various locations on campus, deliver fiction and poetry from Carolina writers

love & support from strangers to a grieving mom… yeah,we all need a shoulder to lean on

so much love for her: How Exactly Did This Become My Job?

a teacher going above and beyond to care for her students

thank you, Scott SaulsSome Thoughts on Sin

never, ever give up

This inmate is teaching finance behind bars – and so much more

this chef with a great big heart? must see…

Our Favourite Farmhouse #FreeTrade Resource: The Grace Crafted Home

My Mama, she’d straight up tell you this story with no shame, though it kinda burns me up with embarrassment (Who DOES these things? Apparently, I do — for decades)

But it’s the story at the end that I tell about her, that had her brimming with tears of the gentlest kind.
Because really — who doesn’t really need to know the way to the abundant life?

These stories right here — are kinda my everything life-changing right now:

How to Break Dysfunctional Cycles & Grow Healthier: When You Just want to Live the Abundant Life

completely undone: Access to God’s Word in one’s own language is POWERFUL. Watch the celebration from the Rendille in Kenya, Africa as they dedicate the New Testament in their language.

how the power of kindness goes a long, long way

Post of the week from these parts here

…hey, come close…yeah, you’ve got bends in the road ahead, things unknown, lots of question marks that you’d love answers for–you have absolutely got to know this–this is meant for you today:

when your life has question marks & life feels a bit up in the air — how to make that the best kind of life

How to Engage Lost Loved Ones


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 

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!  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

on repeat this week, over and over again: thank you for the scars…

No matter your story –
what’s in store for you now is

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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.