Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [03.28.20]

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:

Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker

let’s look up and choose joy: “…He who promised is faithful”


Calling all parents, grandparents, teachers and more!

Our friends at Wycliffe are offering some really wonderful free resources for you to use with children while staying at home!

The resources include cooking recipes, scavenger hunts, crafts, problem-solving puzzles, prayer and seasonal activities, topical lessons, etc., as well as a breakdown of how long parents can expect each activity to occupy their children (everything from 15 minutes to a month).

Cannot thank them enough for passing these along to us!

had to share: Quarantine Cooking with Joanna Gaines

…days like these, it’s no secret that our circumstances are always changing, the economy is fluctuating, the future is uncertain. But even in days like these–maybe especially in days like these —

we can cultivate an environment where deep, healthy faith can grow:

Moving from Proximity to Intimacy with Christ

to help you smile: Puppies Explore Georgia Aquarium While it’s Closed

Nothing I Suffer Surprises God

here’s your free dose of fun and fresh air

high school teacher is sharing skills with kids at home

“Some of the best ideas get started at home”

a blessing over you and your family: The Blessing

Kindness 101: a different kind of hero

How Are Pastors Handling Ungathered Worship?

Six church leaders share about their adaptations, innovations, and frustrations as they respond to COVID-19

coast to coast: the whole earth is full of His glory!

#PlayOn: In Isolation, But in Unison, The Colorado Symphony Performs ‘Ode To Joy’

Here’s How to Get Through Uncertain Times

Just released, from one of Hillsong’s anointed musicians, absolute perfection to calming and bringing true soul peace. 

Perfect soundtrack for days of isolation.

Think of it as David’s harp silencing quieting all worries & ushering into worship.  Have it here on repeat — can’t recommend to your listening highly enough.

come listen in to this devotional with Tim Keller | Psalm 11: Disciplines of Distress

beautiful… together, even though separated. It is well…

(Take a screenshot of this slide & and fill in every day on IG Stories with the hashtag #1000Gifts & #GodsLoveInTheTimeOfCorona — let the thanks rise up no matter what is shutting down! Nothing can shut down our worship & thanksgiving to God!)

Post of the week from these parts here

I see you. See you trying to get through this, & I am with you, saying what we are all saying:
Just one day at a time to go.

When the world shuts down — is exactly when we get to unpack this unlikely secret to crush fear, seize joy, & rise up:

The Secret Muscle You Need to Crush Fear, Seize Joy & Be Strong in a Crisis

on repeat this week: King of Kings

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

“Put a stake in the ground and claim the peace He promises you in His Word!”

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.

pause right here: Oh My Soul

April is almost 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

The Secret to Joy in Any Circumstance

Philippians 4:10-13

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

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.