Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [06.01.19]

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:

Kelley Hudson
Kelley Hudson
Kelley Hudson

exhale: here’s your free ticket and virtual weekend tour… enjoy!


so what do you think?!? This Café Made Entirely Out of Cardboard? Shows just how eco-friendly architecture can be

so the world’s most expensive potatoes? are only available 10 days out of the year – must come see

Every Day’s a Bad Day

How Ecclesiastes Taught Me to Enjoy Life

the one thing we’ve learned from the humble caterpillar? Change is possible

Not forgotten

As aging Americans increasingly grapple with dementia, churches have a growing opportunity to minister to exhausted caregivers and to comfort the forgetful

can you even!?! this dad interviewed his daughter on her first day of school for 13 years

Thank you, Randy Alcorn…Waiting When God Seems Silent

the kindness of strangers? never, ever gets old: best stories #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

Giedre Gomes / Instagram / Facebook 
Giedre Gomes / Instagram / Facebook
Giedre Gomes / Instagram / Facebook   

this photographer who is a cancer survivor? Her experience prompted her to photograph other mothers going through cancer treatments

at 32, Teddy Abrams is the youngest conductor of a major orchestra in the US, and he’s done what most orchestras are desperate to do:

increased the audience, young and old – he’s brilliant, just come see

It would be a grace to meet you here in August!

Inspire 2019 is an event designed specifically for ministry volunteers and leaders from Christian Reformed and Reformed churches across North America

glory, glory, glory

A Major New Study Asks: How Does Church Affect Marital Health?

this… This police officer dad and his daughter share a special moment during his final sign-off call after 25-years of service

our world could use a few more Curtis Jenkins in it… don’t you agree?

so many tears at this one: “they’re our children… we just happened to get them later in life”

You’ve heard this woman’s unforgettable story?

When I first heard it, I reached for a Sharpie to write her name on the palm of my hand — I resonated so deeply.

This is a heart-enlarging story to never, ever forget:

When life cracks your heart: For all the busted & dismembered desperate for hope

starting at the 1:17 mark? Refreshment for your soul

Wild. Bright. Awakening.

It would be a grace to meet you here… Lord willing, I’ll be speaking in Sydney and London in 2020

June 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 

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

real, practical lifeline for real-life distracted & disconnected couples to have a really great weekend:

When you want a bold love life

thank you, Max Lucado… “Worship is proclamation. Worship says, ‘I still believe!'”

on repeat this week: Is He Worthy?

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Feeling like it’s looking a bit impossible? BUT GOD!

Like there’s not a chance of change? BUT GOD!

Like there’s no hope for a different ending? BUT GOD!

“But God, who is rich in mercy…” Eph.2:4

Two Words, Change Everything: BUT GOD! Change every internal conversation with those two words “BUT GOD” — and you change your life. What looks impossible changes — because when we pray to a GOD WHO IS ABLE — He changes us & our impossibles into the impossABLES.

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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.