Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [08.03.19]

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:

Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks

can you even?!!? her photos take my breath away – time and time again

just too beautiful not to share…

now how fun is this?!?

I mean — I can’t get enough of these. Scroll these — and then go hug someone.

Life is a rare & beautiful thing.

here’s one creative way to pass the time on a delayed flight

so what do you think? this country is ending standardized testing for children because “Learning Is Not a Competition”

maybe hold on to something before watching this one?!!

“Hiiiiii! THIS is how texting has changed grammar & the way we communicate”

some friendships are so special — and kinda hard to describe

she celebrated her 110th this week! And was giving credit to her faith in God for her life

so who knew? how they’re building skyscrapers in the southern hemisphere

in awe: NASA Releases Incredible Photo of International Space Station Passing Across the Sun

soup that’s been simmering for 45 years?! yup. you must come see

she faced her dyslexia by dressing up and reading to children in a hospital

Three years later, not only is she more self-assured about reading, but she also has gotten 15 others to volunteer with her as princesses and superheroes and read to sick children.

he’s always been challenged to do things — that others said he’d never be able to do…

THIS, this, this! A mom spontaneously buys 1,500 pairs of shoes for kids in need

…and as a result, local businesses, churches and residents have stepped up to plan a back-to-school event with other donated items. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

because at times? we all crave to have someone to talk to

never, ever give up:

Car mechanic shifts gears; becomes a doctor at age 47 (!!)

and helps address shortage of black doctors

glory, glory, glory

J. Sangma
J. Sangma
J. Sangma

this one was eye opening: Who Makes the Most Popular Drink in the World?

Thanks to Compassion International sponsors, this cycle of child labor is being broken

behind the scenes with Kathie Lee Gifford

“Don’t let anybody make you feel less than the child of God that you are…”

he shares some good words here: “don’t allow your past to hold you back…”

many tears: please don’t miss this one…

Post of the week from these parts here

… so, if every day is day one, if every day we get to begin again, if every day is the first day (of the rest of our life), (or the first day back to school) — can we slip these 5 secrets into your hand, for your fresh start and beginning again:

5 Secrets for Every Beginning, Every First Day (Back to School)

So looking forward to this on Friday, October 11!

Home For The Holidays – a Mercy House Global Webcast event!

The holidays beckon us home. Whether we celebrate with friends, family or both, our homes can hold more than guests: they can tell stories of justice and empowerment.

Join us for a night of worship, discussion about justice, and fair trade product.

This one-of-a-kind webcast event will be filled with inspiration, as well as fun, practical tips for incorporating Fair Trade items into your home!

it would be a grace to have you!

August 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.

Dare with us? Let’s start a bit of a kindness revolution, a giving, generous, caring, broken and given and transforming revolution? A 365 day GIFT list, a list of Giving It Forward Today…

Could there be a more beautiful way to live your one life? Dare with us — to take a daring path to the abundant life!

We could all together kinda start a little movement of Giving It Forward, choosing to #BeTheGIFT, living broken & given like bread out into a world down right hungry for love right now.

Easy, doable ideas for *the whole family* to Give It Forward Today — to be the G.I.F.T. Love is a verb and that verb is give. For God so loved the world — HE GAVE. You only have one life — to love well.

And just for you, when you grab the “Be the Gift” book? Your farm girl here will immediately email you your own gift of THE WHOLE 12 MONTH *Intentional* Acts of Givenness #BeTheGIFT Calendar link to download and print from home!

Love is a verb and that verb is give. For God so loved the world — HE GAVE. You only have one life — to love well.

Pick up Be The Gift & live the life you’ve longed to

Should Someone Imitate Your Life?
Philippians 3:17

on repeat this week: Fighting for me

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Before the day overwhelms you, come close & feel His love over all of you. Let His love words shape your world today.

“Take to heart all these words… *it’s your life*” Deu.32:47

It’s a quieting truth: Reading His Word is not about getting Him to love you…
but about getting yourself to the place where you can hear Him tell you He loves you.

Start in that place today, the place where you open His Word & hear Him tell you He loves you.

Don’t try to face the day, until you’ve sought the face of God.

[excerpted from our little Facebook family … come join us each day?]

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.