Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [09.14.19]

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:

Lesley Brügger Photography / Instagram 
Lesley Brügger Photography / Instagram 
Lesley Brügger Photography / Instagram 

breathe in this virtual tour of Iceland? enjoy the wonder in every moment this weekend


because sometimes we all need a hand

Kristen Welch

good words here: Parents: We Can Be A Ceiling or Floor to Our Kids’ Potential

so who knew? What Conductors Are Really Doing

a sleepover at the library? must come see!

amazed: he’s giving trash a second chance

Explore this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition images from London’s Natural History Museum

at 20? She’s at the Forefront of Ethiopia’s Emerging Tech Scene

it would be a grace to meet you here early next year

An event designed for pastors and ministry leaders to explore what it means to shepherd and lead in the way of Jesus: the singular emphasis of this conference is to commune with Christ

please visit here for additional info

we were wide eyed: Power of the Storms

Chris Willemsen / Instagram 
Chris Willemsen / Instagram 
Chris Willemsen / Instagram 

couldn’t help but smile at this…

never, ever give up

 it was a grace to connect with my friend Jennifer Rothschild recently – a woman I hold in the highest esteem

we’re talking 4 Ways to Face Your Red Sea: obstacles that can lead to greater opportunities

come listen in?

a very special wedding surprise

thank you for this, Scott Sauls: Why Small Things Are Often The Greatest Things

Isaac Ogila
Isaac Ogila
Isaac Ogila

Why This 8-Year-Old Is Not Engaged to Be Married

a extraordinary story of hope 

Beyond grateful for the saving work of Compassion International 

why not you?

cheering her on: “I do believe that if you see something that you want to be different, you actually have to be a part of providing that solution”

addicted to helping others #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay


Post of the week from these parts here

As this week we had World Suicide Prevention Day…. And I had planned my own for a Friday… and my heart’s really busted tonight & there’s a few things I’ve got to say…

The Christian Church, Suicide & Mental Health: When It’s Down to the Wire & Things Are on Fire

standing ovation for what he’s doing here #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

drphaynes Instagram

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

this brave mom shares her journey through alcoholism and recovery hoping to help others

on repeat this week: My Dwelling Place

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…you know, it really is kinda miraculous, if you think about it:

Whatever got botched or bungled yesterday — Today’s a full 24 hours of a completely clean slate.

Fresh mercies, new hours — given to you because you are loved more than you realize, because you are carried further than you know, because He is for you more than you can imagine.

God’s mercies are new every morning — not as an obligation to you, but as an affirmation of you.

“God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
*His merciful love couldn’t have dried up*.
*They’re created new every morning.*
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.”
Lamentations 3:22-24MSG

[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

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