Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.13.19]

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 

these photos? can you even?!?

maybe get out and explore with the kids this weekend? 

“I am sorry for all of the ways I have ever made you feel less that what God’s love proves you are worth” AV

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Well Said: The deeper cause of OCD

so who knew?!? turtles and their shells

now this school is really onto something: cheering wildly

They give students PE credit for doing yard work for the elderly and people with disabilities

at 7 years old? he’s got it right #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

Words for Summer: A Quiz

Summer is upon us, bringing with it the perennial combination of redolence and indolence.

Here’s is a quiz on words related to this laziest time of the year. How did you do?!?

because sometimes we all need a little bit of help

Dean Mason Wildlife Photography / Facebook / Instagram
Dean Mason Wildlife Photography / Facebook / Instagram
Dean Mason Wildlife Photography / Facebook / Instagram

just had to share! 35 Photos of Harvest Mice Living Their Tiny Lives

bus stops — AND bees stops? what an idea!

so there was a special celebration this week – as the oldest person on record in the US turned 114!

come meet her!

Beg God to Move Again: Seven Marks of True Revival

He simply wanted to help. So he did what he could with what he had.

what can we go do today?!

What does amateur photography look like today versus 68 years ago?

In iconic locations, they recreated New York Times photos from 1951.

just — breathtaking

Welcome Home.

To a Grace Crafted Home — the kind of home you’ve always longed for.

Your home can tell a story — that’s changing the story of the world.

100% of proceeds go to help fund Mercy House Global’s work in Kenya

they each found the friend they neededfrom an accidental phone call

up against so many odds: a deaf couple is opening a pizzeria in with all deaf employees

‘The Beating Heart of Jerusalem’:

Newly Discovered Pilgrimage Road Gives Glimpse into Life During Jesus’ Time

This woman right here is a woman who loves other women so well. And what she says here? Just kinda knocks it out of the park:

at 97? yup, he’s still working – must come see

Michael W. Smith discusses a recent interruption… but maybe there was a divine reason…

Is it possible to be totally free? Amanda Jane Cooper shares her story

Levi Voskamp

Post of the week from these parts here

You can be okay
even when you don’t feel okay
because who you are
is not how you are.
Your heart can kind break more times than you can count
which only means
your heart has been made into abundantly more.

This can be your story — even when things aren’t okay:

How to be okay even when things aren’t okay

Can’t thank @qideas and @gabelyons for sharing this

The words “Agriculture is the foundation of manufacture and commerce” are written across the official USDA seal, but farming is not what most people think of when talking about successful business. A century and a half ago, 90% of Americans were farmers. Today, that number is 2%.

What has happened to farming in our Industrial Age? Farms may be struggling in modern America, but with the growing organic market and a renewed interest in agrarianism and localism, is there a creative way forward for farmers?

please click here for the full talk (3 min)

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How do you live a genuinely abundant life? 

In sixty vulnerably stories, the tender invitation of  The Way of Abundance moves you through your unspoken broken — into the abundant life.

 These soulful, fresh devotionals dare you to take the only way forward your soul really longs for — The Way of Abundance.

Pick up your own Way to Abundance & start your journey to the abundant life 

Can You Trust God in Your Pain? Job 1:1–12

on repeat this week: Build my life

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…yeah, sometimes it’s bafflingly hard to know how to live through the stuff we’re facing & it’s crazy easy to just want Someone to hand us a map, a way, through everything.

So maybe this is it: 1. no matter what, 2. all the time, 3. no matter what happens, just these three things, because He says this is the way He wants us to live today:

“(1) Be cheerful — no matter what;
(2) pray — all the time;
(3) thank God — no matter what happens.
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” 1Thess5:18

This. is. the. way. God. wants. us. to. live.

There’s your map through right now — because this way leads you closer to His heart.

Being intentional about being 1.Cheerful, 2. Prayerful & 3. Thankful — keeps the day from unintentionally becoming 4. Awful.

Unless we are intentional about giving God glory throughout the day,
our days *unintentionally* give way to grumbling.

 

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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.