Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [09.07.19]

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:

Ty Schmitt 
Ty Schmitt 
Ty Schmitt 

…as the world spins in His hands, we look up & know He’s always in control… our Beautiful Light 

because we all need someone to love

cheering loudly here: she’s turning school buses into tiny homes for working homeless families

can you even?!?

you’ve got to meet her – she has some good words to share: she found her calling in giving to others

“…keep moving forward and God will take care of the rest…”

#BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

at 84?! she’s turned her camera where few have ever focused

‘You’ve got a friend in me’

 Tenn. elementary school’s buddy bench encourages kindness and inclusion

never, ever give up

THIS: A dinner to remember, made by culinary students who are aging out of foster care

had to share: 50 Finalists of The Agora Awards 2019 showcase some of the most incredible photos taken this year

How to Restore Your Spiritual Sanity

A Prayer for Those Feeling Fragile

The Running Pastor: because we all need someone to just listen

Photo: Galia Oropeza

please don’t miss this story?

What Happens to a Girl When Her Relatives Are All Prostitutes?

Beyond grateful for the saving work of Compassion International 

tears at this, such words of Life and Truth: the story of a life that reached around the world…

“…it’s not that you don’t feel the pain, but God gives you those moments where you feel that pain — and then He lifts that from you and puts purpose and direction and resolve…”

a life-changing interview right here – share with a friend?

David Platt will be bringing some soul food here:

Mark your calendar? for the Something Needs to Change simulcast experience, coming

September 18th at 7pm ET.

when of the best interviews in sports we may ever see? kindness matters

sharing an unforgettable story of determination and work ethic of a football walk-on

#BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

to better understand history – he’s interacting with the people who were there

don’t miss this one…

Joy Prouty

Post of the week from these parts here:

Growing older is a gift that only the young take for granted.

It’s a gift to get old enough to realize how little you know.

It’s a gift to hold space for all the ages you have ever been.

It’s a gift to focus less on how old you are becoming and more on who you are becoming.

And maybe getting over the hill gets you seeing what you never would otherwise.

The Secret to Feeling Lucky About Your Age

He loves you, because He loves you…

September is here!

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 #BeTheGIFT  — Then receive your own #BeTheGIFT printable calendar by letting us know you picked up a copy of “Be the Gift” here

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

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

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

on repeat this week: Fighting For Me

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

It’s a gift to get old enough to realize how little you know.

It’s a gift to hold space for all the ages you have ever been.

It’s a gift to focus less on how old you are becoming and more on who you are becoming.

And maybe getting over the hill gets you seeing what you never would otherwise.

Maybe blowing out candles is actually about fanning the flames of genuine thanks.

And I’m a bit ignited. We may be growing older but our hearts are growing larger, and we may be limping along but we can help welcome a family into our family that longs to belong, we may be hurting in all kinds of ways, but we can be kind and help others hurting in their own way.

And my heart hurts with this splitting thanks:

Winning the lottery doesn’t make you lucky. Getting to love makes you the luckiest of all, because love always wins.

[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.