Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [02.22.20]

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:

Rafał Kaniszewski / rafalkani.photo
Rafał Kaniszewski / rafalkani.photo
Rafał Kaniszewski / rafalkani.photo 

some days we just need to open our eyes and take in all the wonder

oh my heart

amazed: This 98-year-old Girl Scout has been selling cookies since 1932

 

High School senior leaves notes of positivity for others

because yeah, “We all have a purpose…”

inspired to get out there: living, loving, racing in tandem

2 year old hugs delivery driver not knowing he just lost his daughter

“… I think God just uses the innocent love of children to bring hope and light where He knows it’s needed…”

a powerful interview with Christian artist, Danny Gokey

“I lean towards Jesus more than ever before…”

… when you’re battling hard, facing challenges, carrying unspoken broken? Worship and celebration can feel kinda — impossible. This is actual hope for you — because we all need real joy in the midst.

Celebrating in the Midst

because some of us just need someone to listen and believe in us

Couple Buys 35 Acres of Land Next to a Tiger Reserve to Let the Forest Expand and Thrive

so we circled ’round this one: Huddling Penguins

Former inmates start forestry company after  prison

“We all have a chance. There is life after prison, and that’s what I would like for them to take from this…”

can you even?!?

The Power of What if?

How Imagination Guides Us Toward Deeper Love for our Neighbors

The history of The Bible

one remarkable mailmanand I think you’ll agree…

Auschwitz at 75: For those who come after

The women would pray: “God Almighty, please, please see what is happening, especially the children…”

“And this is what we try to do… to never forget that there was Somebody up there that listened…”

This Family Has Driven 5,000 People to the Hospital for Free… and here’s why

#BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

the one thing he wanted to do before he died…

Post of the week from these parts here

… right there with you as seemingly every single day can feel like this stream of tiny traumas piling up?
Know that none of us are alone in any of this.

Here’s to letting hope get into the folds of things:

When You Feel Kinda Passed By & Getting Too Old: How to Handle the Trauma of Every Day Life

the four seasons of Norway: absolutely breathtaking

Books for Soul Healing:

One Thousand Gifts 

Joy is actually possible, right where you are.

Take the dare to discover: Life is not an emergencyLife is a GIFT.
Life is too short to do anything but truly savor it — to count all the ways you truly loved.

 

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 — right into a profoundly abundant life.

 

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 

Be the Gift is a tender intivation 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.

Can Anyone Really Rejoice ‘Always’?

Philippians 4:4–7

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: Wanted

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…right about now, the world sure could use a little Good News today, a little good-seeing, a little beauty-seeing, a whole lot of grace-seeing. So just in the midst of it all today, let’s cling to this: Grace says you don’t have to try to measure up to anyone else because Jesus came down — and He measures you as good enough, as worthy enough, as loved more than enough.

Grace embraces you before you prove anything, and after you’ve done everything wrong.

Every time you fall down today, at the bottom of every hole is grace. Grace always waits in broken places.

That’s the tragedy and the comedy of life: Grace is grace when it gives us what we’d never ask for but always needed, and moves us to become what we always wanted. But hardly ever the way we wanted.
For those who can see, the world’s beauty outweighs its burdens, its grace greater than its grime.

Focus today: Jesus is enough.

This the love story that woos your wounds, that binds your broken heart to His, that heals the aching hurt of all the unspoken broken.

 

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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.