Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [04.27.19]

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:

Matt Trivett 
Matt Trivett
Matt Trivett 

he captures our world in extraordinary ways — go and enjoy the gift of today

96 years old? #JoyGoals

so who knew?!? 9 facts about librarians you probably didn’t know 

huge smile

just brilliant: LEGO Designs Braille Bricks to Help Visually Impaired and Blind Children Learn How to Read

we circled ’round this one

Messages in chalk that will make you cry:

YES, this: “… I think in today’s busy world, sometimes we just need to see messages of hope and encouragement. We need reminders that we are loved and our best is good enough…”

are plants the new pet? come meet the orchid expert

A Happy & Beautiful Life, rhondajones__ 
A Happy & Beautiful Life, rhondajones__ 
A Happy & Beautiful Life, rhondajones__ 

can you even?!?

Joy isn’t ever in a season, but in the way we see. Grace and mercy saturate everything. #1000gifts

amazed: they’re on the hunt … for disappearing languages

it would be a grace to meet you!

Join me in Buffalo, NY – May 3-4 for Fresh Grounded Faith with my dear friends:

Jennifer Rothschild, Laura Story, and Shaun Groves.

Save $5! Use promo: asave5

why this hummingbird comes back to visit this many every spring? wow

 the importance of reading to our children! YES, yes, yes!

This designer is doing his part to raise mental health awareness

“…there’s nothing to be ashamed of when we suffer, but there’s still a long way to go”

Ginny Sheller 
Ginny Sheller 
Ginny Sheller 

too beautiful not to share with you…

Tim Tebow and his amazing story around John 3:16… this ever, ever gets old

thank you, Randy AlcornDoes Grace Still Amaze You?

standing ovation only: Military Amputees Cross Boston Marathon Finish Line

Self-Loathing Almost Ruined My Easter – And I’m Glad it Did…, thank you, Scott Sauls

…I’m as real as real can be, call me Velveteen

how one decision to ‘make room’ changed their lives

so many tears…The Missing People Choir: lifting their voices — out of their depths of despair

Post of the week from these parts here:

The Secret to that Battle You’re Facing

Suffering Can Be An Answer to Prayer

on repeat this week: Best News Ever

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…yeah, you’re so not alone: the battle’s hard… but here’s the secret to winning: “Stay alert, with your eyes. wide. open. in. gratitude.” Col.4:2MSG

No matter what’s coming hard these days, the thing is:
No amount of regret changes the past,
No amount of anxiety changes the future,
And any amount of gratitude changes the present.

Any amount of gratitude changes the present & wins back some ground — even for one very small thing.

So that’s what we’re doing here today: simply being grateful for that one small thing… & one more small thing… & one more small thing — just taking back ground one grateful step at a time till the battle is WON.

Gratitude wins our wars. Because gratitude isn’t only a celebration when good things happen; Gratitude’s a declaration that God is good no matter what happens. #1000gifts

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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.