Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.18.20]

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:

Meg Loeks
Meg Loeks
Meg Loeks
Meg Loeks
Meg Loeks

cannot get enough of the wonder of her work

<grin>

because kindness matters

always a wonder: The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners

Watched this with the kids and choked up to see how the painting begins — and where it ends….  (More here)

9-Year-Old Kenyan Boy is Honored for Inventing Handwashing Machine That Prevents COVID-19 Spread

intentional acts of connected caring…you must come see what he started and where it’s going

what if we all did this?

Your home longs to tell the best stories.

Stories that empower a sister, change the lives of a whole family, free another soul from darkness.

What kind of stories do you long for your home to tell? Stories of freeing captives? Stories of deliverance from oppression? Stories of life transformation?

Handwoven in Vietnam, our Gathering Basket can come with you or stay right in place. Its generous size and reinforced handles make this basket ideal for your outdoor physically-distancing activities–a light picnic blanket with snacks, a trip to the beach or a visit to the farmer’s market.

When you choose a Grace Crafted Home — you’ll not only know the stories of your mugs, your blankets, plates — you’ll know you’re entirely changing someone else’s life story —- and a bit more of the story of the world. His story.

100% of proceeds go to help fund Mercy House Global’s work in Kenya

it’s a joy to watch her cook

so much love right here… 

could not love this more!

so who knew? the art of decoding a mystery language

10 Things You Should Know About Prayer

a remarkable story, a remarkable life: when overwhelming tragedy and prayer converge

Thank you, The John 10:10 Project

What if every brick & mortar church had a community garden – and became known as a place that feeds families all kinds of hope?

glory, glory, glory

this girl inspires all with her joy… come see

YES: “…all I saw was broken pieces. But God took those broken pieces, and put them back into something completely different to make me whole again.”

A well-known Christian journalist recently observed, “The mask culture war has got to be one of the most destructive political/cultural disputes in modern American history…and we’re continuing to pay the price.”

Pastor Scott Sauls considers exactly how followers of Christ are called to “exercise their freedom” in such a context.

Be encouraged. Be expectant.

Post of the week from these parts here

You gotta be feeling it too:
What do you do in a world that’s gone mad & growing madder…when you’re smack dab in the middle of a world of crisis & all kinds of personal unspoken broken?
I’ve been doing this & it’s been flat-out changing my life in ways I never would have expected:

In Crazy Times, Why Your Quiet Time isn’t Working: 5 Key Tools to Count on for an Encounter with God (Warning: Only Use these Best Resources if You Want Dramatic Change)

The Blessing Gospel Revamp

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: Thank you, Lord

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This is the day the Lord has made, so you don’t have to be worried about it, stressed out about it, or overwhelmed by it — you can exhale & trust & rejoice in it.

If you are breathing, it’s true and you can smile: Today is a ridiculous gift.

Exhale — and fear not the future… so you can enjoy the present.

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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.