Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.20.19]

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:

Mary Anne Morgan 
Mary Anne Morgan 
Mary Anne Morgan

grateful for friends who continually capture the extraordinary — and kindly share with us here…


breathtaking: 50 Winning Photos: #Light2019 Photography Contest

Launching a rocket into space is one of humankind’s crowning achievements.

Come learn about how rockets work, what happens during a launch, and how centuries of innovation made space exploration possible.

so when her lemonade stand for charity was robbed? the community stepped up big time

#BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

love it! this officer’s selflessness? sparked a chain reaction.

Who can we help today?!? #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

the man who wrote a message in a bottle 50 years ago? has been tracked down

so who knew? come see how she forages weeds — that are served in high end restaurants

amazed: Three young brothers started a candle company to buy themselves toys. Now they donate $500 a month to the homeless…and so much more

love: Man who was once in foster care adopts 3 children of his own

glory, glory, glory

Lina Marcela Alarcon Molina
Jonatan Ruiz
Galia Oropeza

LOVE!: Shooting for the Moon: 6 Kids in Poverty Share Their Dreams

how community and gratitude helped to pull him out of depression

because kindness matters

A flight attendant went above and beyond for a 4-year-old on her flight, and his mom’s post about her kindness is going viral

For over 25 years, Seed Company has worked tirelessly to bring God’s Word to the heart languages of the world.

They’ve already engaged with 1,600+ languages through 1,300+ active local partners, and continue to mobilize our thousands of prayer partners to actively intercede on behalf of the 100+ countries where they serve—transforming communities and lives.

an absolute must-read , this one.

On Becoming Conservative Liberals

After nine months of homelessness, he found his feet and is doing amazing things

the incredible story of the small army of women behind-the-scenes —

who fashioned and sewed the Apollo’s spacesuits

tears: you’ve got to meet them. So much for us to learn right here.

Post of the week from these parts here

…yeah, we all came from somewhere.
And maybe today needs us to reach past all the headlines & fence lines & lines drawn in the sand, & reach out.

Because where we come from is more than countries — we come from stories.

And this story is for all of us — because: Outreach can change the world like outrage never will.

About Where We’re From & Refugees & Where We Are All Headed

Be encouraged. Be expectant.

an amazing deal on Sunday only – that’s just too good not to pass along to you: Be the Gift in Kindle ebook will be available for only $2.99!?!

Maybe right now, 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?  Break free with the tender beauty of 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

Lake Volta, Ghana: the world’s largest man-made lake sustains thousands of lives – but its fishing industry is built on the backs of vulnerable children.

So grateful for the saving work of Compassion International

How to Respond to Tragedy: Job 1:6–22

on repeat this week: In Christ Alone

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…so, you know how you’re sticking with it & doing that hard thing? You’ve just gotta know, you don’t stand alone, you don’t walk alone, you don’t go alone: “But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength” 2. Tim4:17

And nothing can happen today that will stop Him from sticking right there with you & giving you strength to do this thing.

There is nothing to fear today —
because there is nothing, not mess-ups, not distractions, not less-than-hoped-fors, nothing in the universe that can happen today to separate you from the loving hands of God.

There is nothing to fear no matter what —
because there is nothing, not sickness, not pain, not diagnosis, Not Even Death, nothing in the universe that can ever separate you from the loving hands of God.

There is Never. Anything. to fear — because there is Nothing in the universe that can Ever. separate. you. from the loving hands of God.

So Go Live Brave! His Love Makes You Brave!


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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.