Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [02.01.20]

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:

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Dito Tediashvili / Instagram
Dito Tediashvili / Instagram

exhale right here … anyone else wanna visit this town?!?

heart melting…Amen and amen

In 2019? More Americans went to the library than to the movies. Yes, really.

she lives a double life: A Hero in the Sky (and on the Ground)

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Has Been on Mars for More Than 7 Years:

and Here are its 30 Best Photos

because we all need a loyal friend

3 Cheers: Meet the ‘Oldest Kindergartner’

For the past 16 years, Mr. Fleisher has volunteered his time to help students learn how to read

this conductor? he’s transforming one student at a time

great idea: This coat design isn’t just saving lives. It’s launching new careers for homeless people

Where I’ll be in the months ahead…

it would be a joy to meet you at one of these upcoming events

Holocaust Survivors Come Alive in this song: Despite the odds throughout millenniums, they live.

YES: Meet the 75-year-old who’s fostered more than 600 children over 50 years

Casey Scofield

Inspiring Gen-Zers: This 9-Year-Old Brought Hope to 56 Kids just wow

never, ever forget: you are loved…

one to read and re-read: Refresh Your Soul with Humility

share with a friend who needs to hear? It is well…

never give up on the calling and purpose for your life

just so so good – can’t get enough of this one

Books for Soul Healing:

One Thousand Gifts 

Take the dare to discover: Life is not an emergencyLife is a GIFT.
Start counting gifts and find joy — right where you are.

 

The Broken Way 

What if Brokenness is the Path into the Abundant Life?
You don’t have to be afraid of broken things — because Christ is redeeming everything.
There’s no other authentic way forward — but a broken way.

The Way of Abundance 

Journey into a deeply meaningful life with this devotional and take sixty steps from heart-weary brokenness to Christ-focused abundance. The Way of Abundance — is the way forward every heart needs.

Be The Gift 

Let your brokenness be turned into abundance.
Be the Gift invites you into the next step of deeper transformation, less stress, more joy and abundantly more peace & purpose. You only get one life to love well…to Be The Gift.

Never underestimate His faithfulness…glory, glory, glory

February is here!

Maybe in this new month, 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 this year

on repeat this week: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

These days can feel like a flood of heartache. From Los Angeles to ICU rooms, from mamas praying for prodigals to families that feel like they’re all on the rocks.

And there’s not one moment God doesn’t feel that with us. “His heart was filled with pain” (Genesis 6:6). God has a heart . . . and it hurts. It hurts with what hurts us.

His heart hurts not just with a few drops of ache, not just with a slow drip of sadness—the whole expanse of His heart fills, swells, weighs dark with this storm of pain.

God, who hung the stars—He has taken a thread of His heart and tied it to yours. And He didn’t need to, but God tied His heart to yours — so when you feel pain, He fills with pain.

Time only continues on in this impossibly suffering world because God Himself is willing to keep suffering the impossible with us.

We read the headlines and wonder, lay in our own beds way too late at night & soundlessly cry: If there’s a God who really cares, He’d look at this world and His heart would break.

And God looks to the Cross, and says, “My heart did.”

On that Cross, they speared His side and pierced straight into His heart, filled with pain, and it was the water and blood of His broken heart that gushed right out, a flood of love.

Grace—it, too, has floods of its own. . . . The way heaven comes down so we can rise.

In a world of grief beyond magnitude, what will change us and the world, is the attitude of Beatitudes. Blessed are those mourn, for they will be comforted.

In a world that doesn’t feel fair — His cruciform love and outstretched arms embrace us —- so what we feel is Him.

No one knows more than Jesus that this world isn’t fair — and no one loves us to death like Jesus, until everything is fair for forever.

In a world of loss — the deeply suffering are deeply touched by the suffering of Christ. We do not weep alone.

No matter what happens in this busted-up world in the days ahead, in your own beautiful world: Pray. He listens & He holds.

“When you call on Me, when you come & pray to Me, I’ll listen… I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady” Jeremiah 29:12, Isaiah 41:10MSG

Broken for those who are heartbroken today.
With-ness breaks brokenness & we are with you & He is Emmanuel, God with us. And shared tears are multiplied healing — & we weep with you & God sees & shares in the heartbrokenness & catches every tear.

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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.