Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [11.16.19]

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:

Mary Anne Morgan 
Mary Anne Morgan 
Mary Anne Morgan 
Mary Anne Morgan
Mary Anne Morgan 

pause and ponder the moments in your weekend

<grin>

Riikka Hedman and Sampy 
Riikka Hedman and Sampy
Riikka Hedman and Sampy

Finnish Cats Living Their Best Winter Life

because some of us need an everyday hero

too good: at 14? For each cupcake this baker sells, he gives one away to someone in need

after class? this 10 year old is an in-demand working artist

Takka Jordan/ Twitter 

yes: Teen prays for rival player whose mom is fighting cancer

Absolutely Stunning Street Transformations? had to share

for everyone who loves their local library: Why Libraries Have a Public Spirit That Most Museums Lack

anyone else wanna go visit here!?

Stone Artist Akie / Instagram 
Stone Artist Akie / Instagram
Stone Artist Akie / Instagram

look what this artist can do with an ordinary stone

Nothing but the blood of Jesus…

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we couldn’t help but smile with her: this story will encourage you to get up and out this weekend

Inspiring Millennials: How This 25-Year-Old Built a School for Children in Poverty

glory, glory, glory

Starting Monday! Are you in?!?

never, ever forget…the wonder of sight

middle schooler is thriving as a cellist after a group of dedicated high school students banded together to make her a prosthetic arm

“I learned that people are willing to help, and that it’s okay to be different”

never, ever, give up

an extraordinary story of compassion … and healing. #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

thank you, John PiperGrace Is Power, Not Just Pardon

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Post of the week from these parts here

World Kindness Day! And, straight up, from this farmer’s wife who misses some friendships & deeply understands the fragility of friendships — & who believes it’s never too late to rewrite the story you tell yourself in your head about you and friendship:

How to Find & Make Good Friends

(#WorldKindnessDay: Celebrating Friendship)

tearsa love of 80 years

Books for soul healing

Need freedom not only beyond the fear & pain, but actually  within it? The Broken Way 

How do you find the way that lets you become what you hope to be? 60 steps from heart-weary brokenness to Christ-focused abundance: The Way of Abundance

Give yourself the gift of grace that He already has — and give yourself the beauty of: Be the Gift

The answer to anxiety is the adoration of Christ… and my story of just that: One Thousand Gifts 
and the 60 DAY DEVOTIONAL with 1000 numbered lines to count your #1000gifts: One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflecting on Finding Everyday Graces

on repeat this week: Alive

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“Don’t be anxious or get discouraged. God, my God, is with you in this; He won’t walk off & leave you in the lurch. He’s at your side ” 1Chron.28-20 MSG

“Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.” Col.4:2MSG

No matter what’s coming at you today, the thing is:
No amount of regret changes the past,
No amount of anxiety changes the future,
Any amount of grateful joy changes the present.

#1000gifts

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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.