Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.27.19]

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 & your people right here:

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take it all in? the most breathtaking views you may see all weekend…

because we all need a friend

 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Semicolon or… maybe you did?!?

so who knew? The story behind the park in the center of a city

RAINBOW BALLET © Christian Spencer /  instagram @christianspencerphoto and for paintings @christianspencer_art / These photos capture the exact moment in which the sunlight penetrates the wings of a Black and white Jacobin hummingbird revealing a secret of nature that cannot be seen with our eyes. Photos contains no digital manipulation.
THE ECLIPSE © Christian Spencer / instagram @christianspencerphoto and for paintings @christianspencer_art
WINGS OF LIGHT © Christian Spencer/ instagram @christianspencerphoto and for paintings @christianspencer_art

pause at this wonder right here: A Rainbow of Light diffracts through hummingbird wings in these extraordinary photos

at 97? what he’s doing and what he shares here? really good stuff

doctors weigh in – and tell how hiking can change our brain let’s get out there today!

grateful for the gift of a beautiful sunrise with new sight – may it never get old for any of us

Cultivating Friendship with Children – a podcast with Sally Clarkson

If we as parents can learn to embrace our relationship with God, we will be empowered to create for our children and anyone else who crosses our doorsteps a true culture of love—a home environment where the life of God is breathed through all moments and love becomes the fuel for living with hope, purpose, and expectation.

If you’ve wondered how to form healthy attachments with your babies and growing children, or how to hold their hearts through each stage of their lives, you will be blessed and encouraged in her podcast today.

now if this doesn’t make you smile a mile wide…!!!

the best: Couple helps transform blighted community, one block at a time

Miracles of Jesus: A Study of What Jesus Makes Possible

In this study you will spend time exploring all four gospels of the Bible and discovering the ways Jesus healed, provided, calmed, and resurrected. This study is about believing in the power of God who can accomplish anything. There’s nothing too big and there’s nothing too small for us to bring to Him.

Dig deeper in this new IF:Equip study in partnership with RightNow Media!

an inspiring and hopeful story: we are placemakers

A legendary Ozark chestnut tree, thought extinct, is rediscovered

glory, glory, glory

since 2015, she has has raised $40,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

“We always say in my family that we have two choices. We can either sulk around and be really upset about what’s happening, or we can turn it into something good and be able to give back.

5 star: come see how young Julius is giving the homeless a second shot:

“our job is to help them escape that negative cycle” #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

Edwin Estioko
Vera Aurima
Vera Aurima

The Extreme Jobs of People in Poverty

Come see a few of those who do extreme jobs to feed their families. Though their occupations are harsh, they can teach us the dignity of work and the beauty of sacrificing to care for your loved ones.

grateful for miracles… thank you, Lord

don’t miss this one…how the wrong shoe size can change your life

how they’re finding peace… in remembering

Post of the week from these parts here

Why Wait Till Marriage? What I’d Wish I’d Known

“Girl, Who’s your Daddy?” this one never, ever gets old

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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 

How a Fool Responds to Suffering: Job 2:4–10

on repeat this week: I will Rescue You

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…blessed is the one who perseveres,
who does the hard things & puts feet to the floor & just begins,
who doesn’t stop putting one brave step in front of the other
because tough times never last but those who hang on tight to God always do.

We’re remembering again today, that the God of invincible reliability, of infinite resources, of insistent love, says, “Give me everything you are carrying — because I want to carry you.”

Just exhale (right now) … and Smile. Sometimes smiling is an act of defiance against what’s pressing down hard. Sometimes smiling is an act of sheer bravery. Sometimes smiling in brokenness is how we re-member:
We are the Resurrection People & there is more happening than what seems & we practice our faith. Practice Smiling. Practice Joy. Practice counting gifts.

He’s got us today. No situation is more hopeless than our Savior is graceful.

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you” Ps. 55:22


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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.