Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [08.10.19]

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:

Kyle Fredrickson 
Kyle Fredrickson
Kyle Fredrickson 

his travels inspire me to get outside and enjoy the gift of the life a little bit more…


this right here? yes, yes yes!

so did you know? come see how the ‘I Spy’ books are made

His mission: Meet 10,000 people, one at a time, for an hour at a time.

His goal: Human connection

“It has faced me with the finiteness of life…my biggest takeaway is to have more gratitude. Every week, I hear stories of hardship — someone whose parent recently passed away from cancer or someone who had to drop out of school to pay off student loans.”

He spent his career studying a frog. Then he discovered its true identity.

Here Are 50 Of The Best Entries From The #Small2019 Photography Contest

How scientists colorize photos of space

you’ve got to meet him:

he’s fostered more than 50 young men in the last 12 years

“The Mr. Bryant approach is I love you regardless,” he said. “You could become a brain surgeon or you could be a bathroom cleaner — it doesn’t matter. Once you come into my home and you’ve been with me and you’ve been here, you’re my kid for life. That’s my approach. You’ll always have a bed to come to, a shower to take — you’ll always be able to come home. This is home.”

can you even?!!?

Fox Carolina News

many tears: this story right here? is LOVE #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

We have a lot in common. But we don’t always notice it…

Kristina Makeeva
Kristina Makeeva
Kristina Makeeva

glory: the deepest and oldest lake on earth (and no, it’s not even winter here!)

breathtakingly beautiful

On Becoming More Christian, Not Less, In Our Politics thank you, Scott Sauls

let’s go!?! anyone else wanna stay here?!

Ben Adams
Ben Adams
Ben Adams

“I tried to kill my mentor. This amazing miracle stopped me.”

Beyond grateful for the saving work of Compassion International 

…for no other reason, than just to be kind

My Walmart, My Neighbors, My God

Weeping with Hope in El Paso

because yeah, we all need a friend

this right here… how to overcome trauma and own your story

what a story here – what a family #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

Why ‘Let Go and Let God’ Is My Lifeline

Trusting in the Lord has made my life both easier and harder.

So looking forward to this on November 2!

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 this 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

on repeat this week: I Know

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…Peace. The world needs some brave people to pray for peace today. Peace around dinner tables & around the corner & around the world.

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts & your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” Phil.4:7

Pray for a peace that passes understanding —
and pray for an understanding that brings peace.

Peace isn’t the absence of the dark. Peace is the assurance of God’s presence in the midst of the dark.

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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.