Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [08.01.20]

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:

too beautiful not to share


what this photographer caught on camera? awe-inspiring…

oh my heart…

who can we go surprise today?!?

Emily Polis Gibson
Emily Polis Gibson
Emily Polis Gibson

a thousand colors and many more…stunning

never, ever give up… you can do it!

because some photos around our world cause you to stop and ponder

amazed: a world first

French site where Vincent Van Gogh created his last painting may have been revealed

The site was hidden in plain view for years next to a rural lane near Paris

If you’ve felt smothered in the ‘grey’ here’s a splash of sunshine for your day:

there WILL be blue skies coming soon!

Thank you, Kellie Haddock

YES, this: look for the helpers

when neighbors love their UPS driver as one of their own

In the middle of a pandemic, this just might be the spiritual discipline that could actually change everything. Honestly, I’ve been literally, anxiously, waiting for this guide for months because this is actually doable — and, I can testify from experience — completely life-changing.

What this guy has to say is always brilliant — but for where we are all right now — this is transformative:

In a Pandemic: Walking as Healing, as a Spiritual Discipline for these times

because sometimes we all need something new to explore

Where Will Your Twenties Take You?

6 Lessons for Beginning Well

the wonder in the quiet

15 Powerful Photos of the Journey From Child Slavery to Freedom

Beyond grateful for the saving work of Compassion International 

cheering: a rather unbelievable gift

August 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

what happened when he stepped up to help just one person? yeah, you guessed right

Praying with all of us —

Suffering in Isolation: Why We need to Lament Together

please click here to view on Q Media

this producer wanted to create something that would shine a light and bring awareness to this horrific problem, but also educate people on the shocking statistics. It’s truly something you can’t UNLEARN.

The only way to stop this is to face it. Shed as much light as possible on the darkest corners and GET LOUD. Let’s send out an army to find them and rescue them. Rise UP for children

also grateful for the ongoing efforts of Christine Caine and A21

Post of the week from these parts here

What in the actual world is happening these days? And what actually should be happening? Does anybody even know?

In a hard and confusing season of wild unknowns and uncertainty everywhere we turn, what I’m unpacking as the mama of two kids who live every day with life-and-death unknowns has ended up unlocking some surprising secrets of how to survive the uncertainty of this virus and everything else in these crazy days:

How to Survive Uncertainty (of this virus & everything else): Chapter 4 [Otherwise Known as “How to Hold Space for the Unknown”]

on repeat this week: Run to the Father

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

God Saves Us from His Own Wrath: Ephesians 1:7–10

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

As we step into this new week, in the middle of these uncertain and polarizing days, we can begin to change our world when we set down our boxes and pick up our crosses. Because the thing is:

What we need right now is less outrage and more outreach.

We can practice our faith today by practicing saying it to the mask-wearing people and the school-sending people, to the non-masked people and the non-school-sending people, to those walking this side of the current of things, and those walking that side:

“These are hard days, nothing is easy. You’re doing hard things, how can I make it easier?”

Because especially right now:
All people will know that you are my disciples — not if you label one another, but if you love one another. (John 13:35).

They’ll know you are My disciples if you don’t label the weary, the frustrated, the hurting, the misunderstood, the angry, the people with a different ethnicity, skin colour, culture, or very strong opinion — but if you simply reach out and love them.

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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.