Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [06.06.20]

This weekend? Feels like we are walking into new hope, new change, new possibility! 
Some real hope in these days — for us all to the real, sustained, needed work & more of the real Kingdom of God to come into a hurting world. Links & stories this week 100% guaranteed to make you want to rise with our brothers & sisters & be part of reconciliation & redemption.

Lean in, listen, learn — and be part of Gospel-saturated change.  

Serving up only Kingdom Good Stuff this week for you & your people right here:

Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker 
Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker

anyone else wanna be right here about now? It’s a good weekend to talk and ponder… 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

because we all need a little help from our friends

had to share! African American Visionaries – free printable for family learning

11-year-old loves playing the organ at church, so when he was surprised with his very own organ? just watch!

I am too conservative to stay silent on racial injustices

“Our church also emphasizes reflecting the gospel through adoption, fostering, and orphan care. Because of that fact, many of our families possess a variety of skin colors. In those families, not one with both black and white children have said that their black children are treated in the same way as their white children. Not one.”

Absolute must watch & read!

And she gives all the glory to God! Only God writes these kind of stories!

“I thanked God for his LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS the rest of the Flight. On his way off the plane he hands me a handwritten note and I thank him again and ask for this pic. This encounter is Only A Holy Spirit thing!!!!”

what happens when this police officer sings “We Shall Overcome”? tears

5 Adorable Babies Born in Quarantine

Must listen.  We did as a family around our table: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

really helpful listen

This is a definite must-watch. Lean in with Priscilla Shirer, her dad, Dr. Tony Evans, and a collective of drop in guests. You’ll find yourself sharing this with your people — so thoughtful, needful, helpful.

Really — you have to watch this this week. Watch right through.

Just Mercy – must see movie

We believe in the power of story. Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society.

For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US.

The leadership of Dr. Evans is everything

because we all need someone to come alongside... this

“Black lives matter. I will personally be taking care of your food today. It’s time we stand together. You are all beautiful and amazing human beings who deserve the world and more. Equality is key. Love Hannah.”

“But I say, love your enemies and pray…”

This Pastor, this word! YES, YES, YES

Okay, circle up, family: You absolutely can’t miss this, for real. I’ve spent the week leaning right in to learn from our black brothers and sisters, and this couple? I’m telling you: Relationship Goals.
Your weekend, your relationships, really needs this. Michael’s deep wisdom brings us back to the truest truths of our relationships & is a gift you need for your weekend :

If you watch anything this week, please watch this. Take notes.  

I learned so much from the leadership of this brother, Dr. Loritts. Watched several times 

YES, yes, yes…profoundly powerful: this conversation has to happen in the Church

Thank you, John Gray… Become a Bridge

Watched every moment… worth watching: What is the Good News of Jesus?

“Part of the restoration of the Gospel is anti-racist work that’s rooted in the Cross & the Resurrection of Jesus.”

A longtime quiet listener & learner here.

Deeply needful: Be a Bridge Builder and Latasha Morrison

this, this, this: Amen…Such an Awesome God

Cambodian Butter Crock

⁠Every blanket, every spoon, every plate, in every one of our homes — could all tell a grace story — a story of fair trade, a story of life change, a story of saving, Gospel grace.⁠ 

Handmade in Cambodia by Rajana Association, our olive green butter crock with a delicate, leafy branch motif is an elegant way to keep butter soft and fresh. Beautiful, purposeful, meaningful.⠀⠀⠀

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.


Flat out begging. This weekend — make time to watch this. The whole thing.

Let it play while you’re working on chores, making dinner. Throughout the weekend, make this one watch a priority. It’s utterly profound. You won’t walk away the same.

An absolute life-changing listen — I keep returning to it over and over again

We need a Strong God

Amen…Jesus Be a Fence

June 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

Still

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 all week here: The Blood and the Barley

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Go slow enough today to be moved with compassion: “When [Jesus] saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion.” Matthew 9:36

Criticism can be knee-jerk & quick & jump to conclusions.
Compassion is heartfelt & slow & lingers to really listen.

Criticism kills community.
Compassion creates community.

Criticism can be a care-less reaction.
Compassion is a care-full response.

Criticism makes you more like a judge.
Compassion makes you more like Jesus.

Today — only move with compassion.

 

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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.