Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [07.25.20]

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:

bringing her back! and she’s teaching us all about collards… who knew?!?

so we gathered ’round this one and could not stop watching!

he discovered the power & beauty in the kindness of complete strangers while walking around the world with his best friend

Cindy Arthur Photography: Instagram and Facebook
Cindy Arthur Photography: Instagram and Facebook
Cindy Arthur Photography: Instagram and Facebook

Photographer’s project: “Love Blooms In Every Color”:  to show that even though we may look different on the outside, the most important reminder is that we are all human

Saving lives has become their life’s callingcome see why & how

Video captures moment Pizza Hut delivery driver was left stunned by $100 tip

The kind gesture made the worker’s day. What can we go do today? #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

because we all need to dance

tears… how this artist is giving back to healthcare workers on the frontlines

With Kids Spending More Waking Hours on Screens than Ever, Here’s What Parents Need to Know… and there is some good news here

so many versions of this one all around the world… The Blessing Canada

been there too? check this: When God Withholds Sleep: How to Handle Restless Nights

In the middle of ridiculously hard times for all of us, this was EXQUISITE and worth absolutely every moment.

Deeply healing, and  truly hopeful, and utterly beautiful. “Financial Freefall: this is for all of us and any of us who have felt like we are falling through insecurity or job loss or 2 AM money worries”

You have to watch this and get to the 11 minute mark & hear what @jamieivey’s brave daughter, Story says.

Thank you @ammanuelacho and Ivey Family – leaning in, listening, learning – and being changed by your leadership

Wondering if love can really make a difference in this world full of injustice and heartache? Can kindness and compassion really break down barriers and change lives? The problems of this world seem far too big…what could we possibly do?

This is for all of us who want to be a part of experiencing a bit of heaven on earth today:

Your Simple Pot of Soup Can Be a World-Changer—Literally

some stories are worth revisiting : Lessons from a 3rd grade dropout

My Only Hope

Gracefully Broken…again and again

Post of the week from these parts here

…yeah, the world is more than a little hurting and loud these days with a whole truckload of pain, and it can be hard to know how to navigate through such uncertain and polarizing waters.

Maybe what we need right now is something as clear and hopeful as this:

3 Real Ways to Navigate Uncertain, Polarizing Days

The Origin and End of All Things: Ephesians 1:3–6

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 are 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 invitation 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: The Story I’ll Tell

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Lord, You sure do tell it like it is — You said in this world, we will have trouble, hard weeks, heartbreak. 

You said straight up that we’d have to carry a cross, and You said “we must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.” (Acts14:22) 

But You said this in the midst of the madness:
“But take heart!” (John 16:33)

We take heart — that You have our heart, that You have our hand, that You are our peace & that You have overcome the world & the dark and whatever overwhelms us. 

We take heart — we take Your heart 
and we pour a brave and willing love like Yours 
over all the open wounds of the world…
that the world may even now
take hope. 

In the name of Jesus, the only One who loved us to death
and back to the real & forever life…. 

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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.