Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [05.30.20]

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:

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Supreet Sahoo : Instagram

Weekend wonder: extraordinary birds who spend most of their time next to water

so we circled ’round this one! had to share

Here are 50 good things that have happened around just one city since the pandemic changed everything

woah…hold on for this one

Texas principal travels 1,500 miles to honor each of his graduating seniors

so what do you think of this giant art installation?!?

we were awestruck! This photographer brings together TOTAL STRANGERS who look like TWINS. unbelievable!

Thank you, BibleProject:

The God portrayed in the Bible isn’t easy to understand, but what if we could better understand what it is that we can’t understand? In this video, we will explore the complex identity of God displayed in the storyline of the Bible, and (surprise!) it all leads to Jesus.

Hand-Crocheted Washcloths

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.⁠ 

Our washcloths are as sweet as the soul that made them. Hand woven by Ruquia, a refugee from Afghanistan, these cloths are perfect for handling your most delicate dishes and serve-ware. Sold in sets of 2. Available in gray or cream.⠀

Ruquia is a refugee from Afghanistan who lives in Houston, Texas, and she is a widow. Mercy House Global discovered she is an artisan who can hand knit beautifully. The creation of these washcloths provides Ruquia with a dignified job that puts food on the table, and she loves the purpose she finds in her work.⠀

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.

a fascinating new virtual tour of Lady Liberty

These People Prove You Can’t Quarantine Kindness love, love, love

in the beginning, God said…

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

The German island with a population of 16wow!?!

June 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

she shares some really good words here

How woke do you really want to be? Do you really want some 20/20 vision this year?

Love God. Love People.

“Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘LISTEN, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:29-31‬ ‭MSG‬‬

The Sorrows of Minneapolis

A Prayer for Our City

Be The Bridge

please take a moment to listen to her story… profound and thoughtful and needed

incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit – and he has some good words to share

oh, my heart: Couple reunites after months apart due to coronavirus restrictions

Post of the week from these parts here

You probably saw the video? The kids and I began to process it the other morning. It’s done something to our collective soul & we all really, really need to process what you saw and realize what no one can afford to miss:

Hey, About Your Family in that Video We All Can’t Breathe Through? When Breath Becomes Prayers That Rise

YES: It All Ends in Praise – Psalm 150 Meditation by Tim Keller

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.

share with a friend who needs to hear? It is well…

On Repeat this Week: The Blessing – Canada

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I don’t know how, but somehow?…maybe our hearts are made to be broken. Broken open. Broken free. Maybe the deepest wounds birth deepest wisdom. We are made in the image of God. And wasn’t God’s heart made to be broken too?

Wounds can be openings to the beauty in us.

And our weaknesses can be a container for God’s glory.

Hannah tasted salty tears of infertility. Elijah howled for God to take his life. David asked his soul a thousand times why it was so downcast.

The thing is? God does great things through the greatly wounded. God sees the broken as the best and He sees the best in the broken and He calls the wounded to be the world changers.

Never ever be afraid of being a broken thing.

And maybe—this is the way to freedom?
You’ve got to remember to just keep breathing—keep believing.
Brokenness can make abundance.

 

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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.