Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [08.31.19]

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:

Samir Belhamra 
Samir Belhamra 
Samir Belhamra 

exhale and enjoy the wonder of every moment this weekend...life is a gift

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46 Best Bird Photos of 2019 Have Been Announced, and they’re Amazing

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I want to be more like him: A 12-year-old boy raised $15,000 at a county fair’s pig auction.

Then he gave it to St. Jude #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

yarn as art – like maybe you’ve never seen before?!

Dani Rodriguez 
Dani Rodriguez 
Dani Rodriguez 

the dog that became an inseparable friend and partner

a most unique and busy restaurant nearly hidden in this city

too beautiful not to share

anyone else wanna meet this teaching team too?!?

come see how they’ve worked to turn a failing school completely around…

“It’s not hard work…it’s heart work. And I feel like you have to come from the heart in order to be able to do this job of teaching.”

she struggled with abuse and depression – and shares her story on finding her way back…

Yes, this: The Life-Changing Power of Representation

strap yourself in and enjoy!

mom thanks United for helping son with autism on a flight

She expected to be booted from the flight…

but she was showered with kindness. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

we watched wide eyed: from darkness to light

gotta come see this: The Woman with 200 Kids

Over the past 30 years, Cindy Stirling has fostered runaways, orphans, teen sex workers, abuse victims and cancer patients. She’s the Portrait of a supermom.

YES: singer Lauren Daigle – Visiting The Ohio Reformatory for Women

“We are free… when we find ourselves in You”

Photo by: Ben Adams
Photo by: Benicio Galvão from the Doris Johnson Educational Center
Photo by: Ben Adams

please don’t miss their stories right here:

How to Help Orphans Without Adopting: 4 Practical Ways

Beyond grateful for the saving work of Compassion International 

Happy 100th, Sister Jean!

LOVE: the power of community

so many tears at this one: 2 women I hold in the highest esteem sharing Jesus

September is coming!

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

When God Writes Your Love Story:

This is what happens when God takes an X Games freestyle motocross rider and a motocross model, transforms them into totally new people by His love and brings them back together eight years later to get married for His Mission.

Instagram: drphaynes

What do you do when you wake up and feel like you’re not enough for your life? Or when you look out the kitchen window as dusk falls and wonder how do you live when life keeps breaking your heart?

In sixty vulnerably soulful stories, The Way of Abundance moves from self-weary brokenness to Christ-focused givenness.

Christ Himself broke like bread, giving Himself to us so we might have a lifelong communion with Him. Could it be that our brokenness is also a gift to the world?  These tender devotionals dare us to embrace any and all brokenness as a gift that moves us closer to the heart of God. 

This gentle book does nothing less than take you on an intimate journey of the soul. 

Order Your Way to Abundance Here

thrilled: they’re getting a new lease on life with a new purpose

on repeat this week: Greater Than All My Regrets

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…yeah, you might get more than a bit frustrated today.
Here’s the deal: Only speak words that make souls stronger.

You might feel the sharp sting of somebody’s words.
Here’s the thing: Only speak words that make souls stronger.

You might feel some heat & pressure to lash out, to let your tongue rip. Here’s your hope: Only speak words that make souls stronger — so that you stay strong. 

“Say only what helps, *each word a gift.*” Eph.4:29 MSG

Only speak words that make souls stronger — for once words are spoken, they may be forgiven, but may be not forgotten.

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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.