Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [11.23.19]

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:

Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker 

just cannot get enough of all that she captures:

she’s calling this collection ‘a little mix of extraordinary in the ordinary’ amen

come see how they made it a beautiful day in the neighborhood

One Heart For Women & Children 

How a Homeless Mom of 2 Beat Addiction and Now Helps Thousands Going Through the Same Battles

“…I knew that was the purest sign that somebody loved us. Someone who didn’t even know us.”

smiling through tears at this welcome

Instagram: BrandonMatthewsGolf

Golfer Brandon Matthews Embraces Fan With Down Syndrome Who Yelled During His Backstroke

“I am completely blown away by the support and kindness of everyone around the world who has reached out to me about what has transpired over the last 48 hours. I can honestly say that I never expected any public attention from what happened and am completely humbled by it. The most important thing that I have learned in these crazy last few days, is how such a small act of kindness can go so far and touch so many people. I can only hope that in any similar situation, anyone would do the same. Thank you to everyone who has followed my career and cheered me on #biggerthanthegame.”

well if this doesn’t make you grin…

A rare, treatable form of dementia – that’s often mistaken for normal aging

pause with them here? just beautiful

can you even?!? Teacher adopts 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome after his mom dies of cancer

stunning: the second place winner at the National Gingerbread Competition

Titled: Perspective

When you’re wondering what in the world to do with your own sin…

believe: “God Only Knows” / “There Was Jesus” / “Faith”

How to Read the Bible Better

Just Drop the Blanket: The Moment You Never Noticed in A Charlie Brown Christmas

Saddleback Church

grateful for how Kay Warren is leading:

Moms of Kids with Mental Illness Need Christ and Community

cheering for these amazing dads

Louise Johns
Chuck Bigger
Louise Johns

A Thanksgiving Story That You Won’t Forget

Beyond grateful for the saving work of Compassion International 

their selfless mission? to shoulder the burden of American grief

YES: when a quarterback shares in a press conference about his love for Jesus

no words…tears

Post of the week from these parts here:

Go ahead & hit a reset & trade the kids’ grumbling in for gratitude — & get the gift of a changed family:

(14 Ways) How to Raise Grateful, Thankful, Joyful Kids: When You’re Tired of Kids Complaining

glory, glory, glory

Are you ready to begin—or begin again—a life-changing habit of daily gratitude?

This is absolutely amazing & completely unexpected but our friends at FaithGateway (!!! Sister site to Biblegateway!!!) have chosen One Thousand Gifts as their next FREE (!!!) online Bible study, now and leading right up to Christmas.

It’s not too late to sign up right here —

and you’ll get access to all the learning videos (sent to your email each week of the study), and a whole bundle of free beautiful tools to make lasting life change.

Be one of the more than one MILLION people who have stepped into the life-change of this experience.

Let’s do this, friends!

Let’s end the year strong in joy as we count all the ways He loves us!

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It would be a grace to have you join in!

And click here to grab a FREE seat for this course on giving thanks —

and see how things can look up —

for the rest of your one wild and beautiful life.

600 music educators at a conference? I could listen all day to this special moment

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: Your Name is Power

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

“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.