Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [06.13.20]

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 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:

Esther Havens Mann
Esther Havens Mann
Esther Havens Mann

come along for a quiet walk right here to listen and ponder

because we all need a friend to dance with

Start Right Here…Change me first Lord, then let me be part of the change.

good stuff! 5 Bad Morning Habits You Should Quit Right Away

this is everything right here: ‘Born Again by the Power of Jesus’: Dozens of People Saved, Healed at Intersection Where Floyd Was Killed

“This moment is our inheritance as the Church”humble thanks, brother

It’s a grace to be part of Home for Good’s special ‘at home’ Father’s Day broadcast – join us?

 Sunday 21 June at 7pm — to think about the part you could play for vulnerable children #FindingHome 

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.

Nurses’ musical voices give comfort in midst of pandemic

“It was all I could do to keep singing, but I did. But, you know, it’s times like that music and this job just go hand in hand.”

wow…what happens between nurses and firefighters in this community at 7pm every night?!

come see! Teen who cleaned up after protest rewarded with car

fascinating: Glasswing Butterflies – hiding in plain sight

THIS: Pastor Makes His Own Mask and Gives Away His Own Food to the Poor in His Community

“God is working. God is moving…”

I mean – watching this was heart fireworks. Only God write stories like this. What if we all loved like this? #BeTheGift

How to Pray for Your Kids This Summer: New Season, New Prayer Requests

There’s a crack in everything for a reason: how else can the light get in?

thank you, Randy Alcorn…Empathize with Good Cops in This Time of Rightly Calling out Bad Ones

glory, glory, glory

This book. We keep copies of this book always close, at the table, the bedside, because of the prayers…

YES! This woman right here has a heart for biblical justice that is changing the church, offering us a brave way forward, full of real hope…

And now Latasha Morrison and Be The Bridge have a new podcast for us to list to! A place to grow and learn in the space of racial literacy

Be The Bridge:  Empowering people and culture toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation 

tears…The Irish Blessing – over 300 churches joined up to give us this…

For Better or Worse: The Surprise Blessing of a Simple Wedding

…thanks to the pandemic, short engagements and small budgets and simple ceremonies—by far the norm for most of human history—may be making a comeback, at least temporarily.

some interesting perspectives on the new normals ahead

THIS: A look at the historic fight for justice through the eyes of a reporter

powerful moments of grace and unity you may have likely missed

…these days are tender and raw and hard to navigate. Polarizing issues can fuel an us-against-them culture, and differences of opinion quickly flare into angst, suspicion, and anger.

This preeminent voice, a real friend, can lead us into a better way.

No joke, this is the message we all need, for such a time as this:

How to Have a Gentle Answer

Prize Worth Fighting For

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.

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 1 // Studying the Bible as Worship


When it sparks hope around the world — it sparks joy in our homes
Each Grace Flame candle is lovingly hand-poured by Muna and her mother Nadja, Syrian refugees resettled in Houston, Texas, in 2019 after fleeing war in their home country.

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

on repeat this week: You keep on getting better… (just so good!)

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…so it’s not trending or hip, maybe there’s no slick ad campaigns and it isn’t self-help pop psychology — but no matter what the world’s peddling today… you want the Word.

“Everything’s falling apart on me, God; put me together again with your Word.” Psalm 119:107 MSG.

Without the lens of the Word, the world warps.

Steep in it, meditate on it, return to it, carry a verse of it, don’t begin the day without it. We don’t read His Word to get God’s love… we read it to get in a place where we can *feel God’s love* for us again.

The power to change your life is in His Word — Stay in it…and you will be moved.

 

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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.