Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [03.21.20]

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:

George Maschalidis

No disaster, no storm, no cancellation, no termination, no catastrophe will stop us from giving thanks.

Because we know: No matter where we are, every thanksgiving always brings us home — because giving thanks always brings you home to the heart of God.

There is a Courage that carries us, there is a Strength that steadies us, and there is One Hand that has hold of our hand, Who is our personal hand, Who has handpicked our hand to give us a hand up — right into the always safety of Him.  #1000Gifts

some really wise words right here

Mary Anne Morgan
Mary Anne Morgan 
Mary Anne Morgan 

deep breath — at all the wonder she captures for us

Let the mercies that come new every morning — just come right in and stay with you.

<grin>

in these times? please don’t miss this podcast? Fear is the Virus We CAN Treat

Psalm 23: shared from worship leaders all over our world

The CHURCH is still alive — and His banner over us is LOVE

Go to the Opera nightly with free live streams from the MET in NYC come see!

#LoveInTheTimeOfCorona

so this town at the top of the world? is thriving and open to everyone 

Rebecca Tien

could not love this more: Kids Playing a Private Cello Concert for Their Self-Quarantining Neighbor

police officer sings inspiring gospel music: ‘I sing in or out of uniform’

20 Prayers to Pray During This Pandemic

As COVID-19 sends the globe into crisis, it also sends us to our knees

thank you, Tony EvansCalm in a Crisis Creates Opportunities to Care. Do not worry (Matthew 6:25-33)

Bethany Hope
Bethany Hope 
Bethany Hope

so this photographer captures the best of newborns… this should bring a smile

thank you, Joni Eareckson Tada: A Calming Word During the Coronavirus

had to share this one! Stalk Lions, Pandas, and Penguins During Your Social Distancing with these 10 Awesome Animal Livestreams

Come download the entire set printables with all 40 “Lent of More God” Sticky Notes for your Soul : here 

(once you sign up or sign in, you will find this printable along with a whole collection of resources in our “Free Tools” section)

and join in each day as well as we will be posting these daily with our Facebook and Instagram community

pause right here: Christ our Hope in Life and Death

Down syndrome stories: 21 things parents wish they knew

Veteran parents describe what it’s actually like to raise a child with three copies of chromosome 21

What Can We Learn From Latin Americans About Happiness?

The Surprising Data About Happiness

more wise words we all need to hear

The Deep Breath Before the Plunge: Reflections of a Canadian Internal Medicine Resident in the Face of COVID-19

glory, glory, glory

The Blessing

“In a season of such fear, unknowns, loss, disappointments. I’m so thankful we can sing scripture and feel a shift in the atmosphere of our hearts and over our lives.

This is THE BLESSING from God over us. I pray for massive breakthrough and peace over you and your family and your children and their children. He is for you.” ~Cody Caries

when milestones are not forgotten – despite the pandemic

Resource for our heirloom Lenten Wreath: Joywares.ca

Post of the week from these parts here

…so yeah, the world’s more than a little uncertain these days & in times like these, when we’re trying to move ahead, even though we don’t know what’s up ahead, there isn’t one of us who doesn’t need tools like this:

How to Get Through Times Like These

messages that are tried and true… thank you, Natalie Grant

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.

on repeat this week: Way Maker

March 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

How to Experience the Presence of God

Philippians 4:8-9

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

… and we know it, days like these can be filled with anxiety. And anxiety can cause you to forget God. Forget God, and you lose your mind and your peace. Forget God, and all you remember is anxiety. Forget the face of God, and you forget your own name is Beloved.

Beloved, you are the remembering people. Find your feet. Find His face—His broken-wide-open heart of communion.

Always remember: there can be unwavering peace today
when an uncertain tomorrow
is trusted to an unchanging God.

If we have Him today — nothing can steal our peace today.

“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 41:10 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.