Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.04.20]

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:

Mary Anne Morgan / farmdoodles 
Mary Anne Morgan / farmdoodles 
Mary Anne Morgan / farmdoodles 

huge welcome to your weekend right here… hug someone tight

this will help you smile today: “Good Morning! Have a Good Day!”

cheering wildly here… From K-12, this valedictorian never missed a day of school

“I knew I couldn’t miss a day…it just felt wrong.”

never, ever give up

This dad and son? just kinda the best

15 festive finger food recipes for your weekend

a beautifully honest interview with Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

“So you have to get to a place where you place what you do know about God ABOVE what you don’t know about the future…”

just so grateful, Jennie Allen with Christine Caine: ‘Made for This’ podcast

let’s love one another…

About the Pandemic, Vaccines, and Faith

a fascinating conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s boss, Dr. Francis Collins

How it all began and how it will never end. The story that redeems all stories.

thank you, Spread Truth

IF: Lead 2020

We’re coming to you in your living rooms with a
one-day, digital event!

You are a leader. Whether you’re a mom, a boss, or a Bible study leader, you are influencing others around you. Let us equip and encourage you to continue using your influence for God’s glory with our annual leadership event, IF:Lead.

We want to personally invite you to pull together a few friends in your living room for a day of dreaming about the days ahead with this sisterhood of women God has given us called IF:Gathering on August 15. Tickets are on sale now! Invite your friends and join us online in August!

just so humbling… Of Fingertips and Galaxies

The John 10:10 Project

July 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

why he won’t be walking across town to work anymore…

thank you, Compassion International: Top Picks for Thoughtful Summer Entertainment

Deep Dive into Bible Translation

Why is Bible translation such a complex task? Why can’t we use Google translate? How does the Bible actually impact the communities receiving Scripture in their language for the first time?

These questions and more were answered in session 1 of Seed Company’s online Scripture series, God’s Word Changes Everything.

This behind-the-scenes video will connect you with the powerful ways God is moving through Bible translation.

think you can do this?!? hold on for this one

Lies Christians Believe About Themselves

so needed, so helpful: Race & the Bible

baseball’s past to help us through difficult times

husband and wife kidneys side by side to save a life… a truly enduring love story

Post of the week from these parts here

… kinda crazy year to celebrate freedom, but hope maybe never mattered more:
Independent of what comes, we are dependent upon God and that is the greatest freedom of all.

There isn’t one of us who doesn’t need to hold on to:

What Freedom Really Means In 2020

thank you, Priscilla Shirer… “what makes us dare to think He doesn’t have our lives covered…”

needed words from Pastor Scott Sauls...Being the Church in a Global Pandemic

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: Have My Heart

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…let’s just go ahead, Braveheart, & leap into our Monday, leap into the new week, take that leap of faith & do not be afraid — never, ever be afraid.

No matter what’s in front of you today: You Can! Because He Did!

Dare to draw nearer to the One who is so taken with you —
that He will take you in His arms & carry you through today.

Abandon the strangling fears today & abide in the safe expanse of Your Father.

Sit with it: You can abandon all your cares because Christ will never, ever, ever abandon you. You can let it all go — it is safe to trust. He is safe to trust.

Fear not — Believe… Those are the Words that the Maker of the World has given the entire world.

Fear not a grim forecast — Believe in the casting of a vision for more grace, more goodness, more God.

Fear not all the unknown things — Believe the God who knows all things.

Fear not each other — Believe in the best of each other.

Fear not — Hope always!

 

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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.