Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins For Your Weekend [08.29.20]

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:

deep breaths at all this wonder…anyone else wanna go on a virtual tour in Colorado?


<grin>


smiling here…had to share


he’s sharing some wise words!

let’s give each other grace, not grief…


50 lawns in 50 states: Man drives across US with mower to fulfill God’s plan

“I’m just doing what God wants me to do, and I encourage people to get out there and do the same. It doesn’t take much to make someone’s day or be kind to someone…and it doesn’t have to be with a lawn mower. There’s many ways to make a difference.”


she’s got it so so right!

“…there’s not a greater feeling in the world than helping someone else. We’re all in this together. And I think about my life, lots of people have helped me, so how can we pay it back? It’s all about working together…”


September is coming!

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


Heavenly Fire: The Mystery of the Auroras… an exploration of why these incredible light shows occur, and what they reveal about God.


So this photographer captures amusing photos of stunning mantises…

Here are 30 of the best ones


best welcome home you’ll see all week?!?


Will Your Life Count When You’re Gone: A Plea for Spiritual Fathers


2 years in the making: this time-lapse video captures the wonder of Amsterdam


gotta come see! so who knew?!? ‘Ice Cream Tulips’ look strikingly like the refreshing sweet treat… so beautiful!


completely amazed: come see how he draws the world from his memory


We sometimes feel overwhelmed at how small we are in the vastness of the universe. 

But it appears that as vast as the universe is, your brain is vaster still.  That is to say, you are vaster still.


because we all need a friend


Never Too Old: ‘A sweet little old lady, I am not!’ Olive Bryanton, 81, is working hard to get a PhD and help change the world for older women living in her rural community.


Ainsley Earhardt shares her story of faith


You finding juggling all the things and finding a way to keep going kinda a wild ride right now? Yep, right here too — & this morning, early, a kid retold this story & it was fire for me all over again — somebody who needs to keep going, needs this as much as I did:

How to Keep Going When It All Is Too Much Right Now (or: How Light Can Overcome the Dark)


again and again: never, ever give up


Be Kind To Yourself: He loves you just the way you are…


“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)


Post of the week from these parts here

Straight up crazy times with kids and school and — all the things honestly, how in the world to be the parent you want to be? (you and me both):

Must-Knows Before the Kids Head Out: 25 Truths Every Kid & Parent Must Know


on repeat this week: Found It All


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.


He loves you because He loves you… one to listen to again and again…


[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…carry this with you all this week: Success isn’t about being amazing…it’s about being obedient.

Before you blink and your one life’s a tendril of smoke, a memory, a vapor, gone, know this: you are where you are for such a time as this — not to make an impression, but to make a difference.

Break free of your comfort zone today and do something — touch someone, give something, help someone, pray for someone, serve someone, #BetheGIFT for someone. 

What really matters is living a life that is good on the inside — not one that just looks good from the outside. 

Today and through the week to come — only move with compassion. Go slow enough to be moved with compassion: “When [Jesus] saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion.” Matthew 9:36

Do whatever He puts in front of you and do it with great love — this is what makes any day, any life, anybody great. Miracles keep happening in the mundane.

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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.