Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [10.26.19]

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 
Meg Loeks 
Meg Loeks 

step into your weekend and enjoy the wonder of life right here

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to be greeted like this?!? who can we go hug today?

looking to retire? they’ve ranked the top things to consider… and where

after a fire destroyed everything he owned? his class stepped up in a big way

anyone else wanna move to this town?  

in ‘The Nicest Place in America’, Nobody Gets Left Behind

“If the church isn’t making an impact out on the world, what are we doing?”

because we all need a friend

In Christ, thanksgiving is all of our days.

The thing is…giving thanks isn’t a pollyanna game — but a powerhouse game-changer: God asks us to give thanks in everything — because this is the way you live through anything. It’s a dare to really live and I want it, all over again, I want it.

Because no matter what hard things you’re facing right now, here’s what we know:

… the counting of everyday gifts is a wildly simple way to move our focus beyond burdens of life to the blessings of now. There is always, always, always something to be thankful for! Count gifts, find joy — right. where. you. are! Paying attention to our lives is a way to pay thanks to our Lord!

Oh, friends, are you ready to wake up to real living?

 Will you join me and our friends over at FaithGateway as we journey through One Thousand Gifts together? Walk with me all over again – or maybe for the very first time? – through the discipline of counting gifts and finding joy – right. where. you. are!

 It’s a life that counts blessings — that discovers it’s yielding more than it seems.

 “… that habit of discontentment, it can only be driven out by hammering in iron that is even sharper —The sleek pin of gratitude.” ~One Thousand Gifts

Save the date and sign up now for the One Thousand Gifts Online Bible Study right here

AND (!!!!), you’ll get FREE access to all 5 teaching videos, plus Thanksgiving printables, gratitude notes, and other goodies!

You don’t want to miss this. Take the Joy Dare and let’s count His gifts…let’s count all the ways He loves!

set your goals high and dream big

wow: Cincinnati med student opens free health clinic for the uninsured

“I think, for me personally, just seeing what need there is out there and seeing how starting with just one person having a voice and one person identifying a problem, that can grow into something so much bigger, has been so impactful for me.”

much more than muscle and might: he put his heart on this sleeve

Greg Adelman

read this one with heart burning. This is what community looks like. #BeTheGift

exhale: glory, glory, glory

thank you, Jon Bloom… The Faithful Will Look Foolish — for Now

This is going to kickstart the whole season & you’re invited!

Come! Right from your own home!

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.

This one-of-a-kind free live webcast event will be filled with inspiration and fun, practical tips for incorporating Fair Trade items in your home from our panel of speakers. These individuals are best-selling authors, influential bloggers, home stylists, musicians, impactful leaders in the Fair Trade world, and more!

Our goal for this evening it to create a live webcast event where individuals and groups of people can come together in Christ, rally around a bigger cause, and use their purchasing power and influence to change the lives of marginalized women around the world.

Click here to get involved through hosting and sponsorship options, or click “watch” to create a login to view the webcast for FREE on November 2.

how this chef is helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Silas Irungu
Silas Irungu
Silas Irungu

just so beautiful in every way… Namesakes: Why Children in Uganda Are Named After This Woman

When you feel like giving up, when you feel like giving in, His love is the reason, to keep on believing…

so many tears: “when I saw you, my heart fell in love with you”

he plays for a purpose after unimaginable tragedies

Post of the week from these parts here:

How God Calls Women (Calls Women To Go, Because They’re Already Home in Him)

Life is too short and eternity is too long to live it without God

November is coming!

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

on repeat this week: How Great is Our God

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…real life is happening, and it’s happening right now.

What if instead of waiting for good enough things to happen to us, we could be the good thing to happen to someone else who’s waiting?

What if we could cure our own waiting room addiction by making room in our life to be the good others are waiting for?

What if instead of sitting in life’s waiting room, waiting for a chance for something good enough to happen to check off a bucket list—what if abundant living isn’t about what you can expect from life, but what life can expect from you?

Be the GIFT — give forward the grace you’ve tasted, the comfort you’ve known, the love you’ve felt.

Because the best answer to the suffering in the world is to dare to take The Broken Way
Dare to be brave — break free from fears…
Dare to live vulnerable — break open your heart…
Dare to sacrifice and surrender — live broken & given into the greatest abundance.

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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.