Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [05.23.20]

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:

Andrea Martin 
Andrea Martin 
Andrea Martin 
Andrea Martin 
Andrea Martin

thinking maybe your weekend needed this as much as mine…all this joy!

<grin>

now how fun is this!?!

YES…this is fascinating!

Maintaining pomp under COVID circumstances

With only months to live, this high school senior gets married in touching ceremony

“The precious people in your life, the amount of time they are in your life, take every moment you have. Enjoy and give everything you can in those relationships. And know there is so much possible with love when your love includes God.”

smiling through tears: World War II Veteran defies the odds after a 58-day battle with COVID-19

If you’re feeling anxious these days, Breath Prayers may be just the tool you need to help ease your worries and care for your mental health.

Breath prayers combine deep breathing exercises with prayers of meditation on God’s Word to help calm your body and focus your mind on truth.

Download your free set of Breath prayers, along with a whole collection of printable resources for #MentalHealthMonth

what a beehive!?!

Wycliffe Bible Translators’ new podcast, “Wycliffe Women of the Word”

The first season was released just this week! Had to share with you!

Each guest discusses impactful experiences and lessons through the lens of Scripture and offers listeners resources for further reflection.

when all the world can’t be a stage? it seems the balcony will have to do

must see: Adopted dog takes 97-day walk back to foster mom

Handloomed Cotton Throw Rug

Turns out? All our homes tell a story.⁠

Every blanket, every spoon, every plate, in every home — began somewhere in the world, was made by someone in the world, and somehow changed a bit of the world —⁠ for better or worse.⁠ ⁠The welcome mats under our feet, the steaming mugs in our hands, the full bowls on our tables, could all tell a grace story — a story of fair trade, a story of life change, a story of saving, Gospel grace.⁠ 

Ann’s favorite throw rug is available in our store! Our “Miujiza” Hand-loomed Cotton Throw Rug is available in 2′ x 3′, 3’ x 5’, or 4’ x 6’ and in navy or black.
Miujiza means “miracle” in Swahili and this hand-loomed cotton throw rug is nothing short of a miracle. It is handmade by previously unemployed grandmothers who have been taught to operate large wooden looms. Lay the tapestry flat to serve as a rug or drape it on a couch and it can be used as a throw blanket.⠀⠀

And THESE DAYS at home?⁠ Maybe these days at home require a little extra GRACE?

 Wherever there is a place of Grace — we find more of Home.

what happens when a man dares to reimagine the piano — as he creates new and beautiful music

Deb Sulzberger
Deb Sulzberger
Deb Sulzberger

can you even?!? could not love this collection more

glory, glory, glory

thank you, Jon Bloom: God Made You for a Body: How Resurrection Will Make Us Whole

great info here: How to Read the Bible: What is the Bible?

How You Can Help Respond to COVID-19

Promises: just so beautiful

Where is God in a Pandemic? A Conversation between Tim Keller and Francis Collins

the importance of listening to understand…because listening can save lives

Am I Living by Faith or Unbelief? // Ask Pastor John

there is only one way… 

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: The Blessing

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…yeah, so what if there’s a whole bunch of us aching for a phone call right now that will turn everything around,
a test result that will give us our miracle,
an email that finally says exactly what we’ve been begging prayers for,
a letter that finally releases us, blesses us, thrills us with some HOPE.

Yeah, so there’s a whole bunch of us that sure could use a little good news right about now — & it turns out we get that Good News in spades in Christ:

1. ALL THINGS are working for your good, absolutely 100% guaranteed, even when it feels the exact, miserable opposite.

2. NOTHING can separate you from His passion for you, His plans for you, His purpose for you & His pleasure in you — not death, not delays, not discouragements, not disappointments, not detours — NOTHING.

3. EVERYTHING is in His hands, in His control, in His time, in His Way, for our ultimate joy & His ultimate glory.

So? It turns out that we all get the Real Good News we’ve been holding out for — so… even us, we can give thanks in ANYTHING… even right now, even in this.

 

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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.