Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [02.29.20]

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:

Ossi Saarinen 
Ossi Saarinen 
Ossi Saarinen 

let’s be on the lookout for hope and wonder everywhere today

tears at this one every. single. time.

Breathtaking Winners of the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

so who knew?! some great ideas here!

This 103-year-old woman still helps run the pie shop she opened nearly 70 years ago

the pies come with a special touch on every box — each one is hand-stamped with Psalm 34:8: ‘Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good’

“…we just want everybody to know what’s inside that box is good, and the Lord is good. Because he’s the reason why we’re here.”

All of the hard stuff you’re facing that no one even knows about?

I’m absolutely right there with you in more ways than you can imagine.

And there’s this for the climb we have in front of us:

The Unthinkable Great Walls We Must Walk Through

completely amazed: an orchestra of ice instruments!?!

Isaac Ogila
Vera Aurima
Yrahisa Mateo

11 Sweet Photos of Birthdays Around the World

A birthday is more than gifts. It’s an opportunity to show children that they are valued and loved — and children in poverty shouldn’t have to miss out.

“…even if you’re completely disabled and broken, you’re still My son…”

Powerful story – please don’t miss

What could be more powerful than sacrificing something, anything, during Lent to reach out to heal broken hearts of these 5 little children?

If Jesus can heal even my busted heart – it’s grace to GET to be part of these heart-healing stories! 

I’d love nothing more than for you to join me and Love Without Boundaries in healing real little hearts and saving 5 children’s lives this Lent

You teachers are heroes and soul shapers and generation strengtheners and we’re passing you down a cup of hot tea and all giving you a standing ovation!

So well done, so. well. done.

A family of 4 built a private tiny-house village where the kids have their own homes

here’s how they made it work

glory, glory, glory

“He was literally living alone in a hospital because there was no place else for him to go…” 

this car dealership allows homeless people living in cars to park there for free

“We want to help those who are stuck in the middle…you are welcome to come and stay with us…a safe place to park and sleep, a bathroom and a shower.”

What If Jesus Never Left?

Why His Absence Is Our Advantage

Amen and amen

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be opened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling & what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints”.
-The Apostle Paul, Eph. 1:18 ‬

All You need for me to be is Still…

heartbreakingly beautiful: he sees his reflection in the eyes of the suffering

Post of the week from these parts here

…this woman, this miracle, this story? Flat-out undone. You have got to read this.
I didn’t see this one coming at all. The straight-up miracle she experienced — I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s changed my life — shaped how I hope. How I love.

I’m telling you: Who doesn’t need a Lent a surprising and as hopeful as this?

Hard Place? How to let Lent Loan You More (Real) Hope

Often the history shapers, who play the biggest role, and make the biggest sacrifices are the names of those we never hear…

throughout history, ordinary people believed the scripture to be so important, they gave up their time, their liberty, and even their lives to ensure the Bible’s faithful translation

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.

at 96? He’s still serving his country…

March is coming!

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: Is He Worthy?

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

You don’t have someone who merely stands up for you,
You have someone who laid down His life for you,
So He could stand up forever for you in heaven, always sticking up for you & staring down the lying prosecutor of your soul.

You can keep getting up,
because Jesus is sticking up for you.

You can keep going,
Because Jesus is staying with you & He’s not going anywhere.

You can hope
Because Jesus is your help.

“The One who died for us…is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us & Christ’s love for us? Absolutely nothing can get between us & God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”
Romans 8:34 MSG

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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.