Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [09.19.20]

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:

Esther Havens
Esther Havens

come on a virtual tour with us? always in awe of the work that she does

because sometimes? you just need to dance

10 Bible Passages that Help Us Persevere

Study leaders, authors, and scholars share how Scripture has sustained them during difficult times.

cheering loudly for this school principal for what he’s doing in and out of school

America’s oldest World War II veteran celebrates his 111th birthday

fascinating: so who knew? Evolution of the Alphabet

this is what community does:

After a North Dakota man suffered a heart attack, dozens of his neighbors gathered together to help him harvest his crops — putting their own crop-picking on hold in the process

we circled ’round this one:

Through extraordinary computer animation, discover how the more than 18 trillion feet of DNA in your body is organized, stored and processed

thank you, The John 10:10 Project

Get the tools you need to take inventory of your feelings, know their purpose, guard your heart, and live unafraid today:

When Sadness Comes Knocking: Should we open the door?

you’re never too old… at 81? come see what she’s done!

so what do you think?!

Indoor “smart garden” lets you grow your own organic food using minimal space

what it likes to be a mom of a boy who grows up to be a man

How Will Pandemic Change Us? NIH Director Francis Collins on Fighting Covid-19

I’ve watched a few times… was deeply moved by his faithfulness and his daily commitment to this disease

Every word of this one. Thank you, Lauren Chandler: Praise Him

6 Authentic Ways to Be Generous but Not Judgmental

Beyond grateful for the life saving work of Compassion International 

smiling through tears – never too young to make a difference in the world

Ever feel a bit insecure in your introverted skin?… living as who you’re created to be—not how you think you ought to be or how others expect you to be—is just too hard? This is the message we all need… the way to sustainable peace in who God made you to be:

A Powerful Manifesto for Introverts Our World Needs Now

worth pondering: our words are all we’ve got

you’ve got to meet them…just so grateful for the work of their hands

How can you and your family get involved in Bible translation? You don’t have to become a missionary overseas. All you need is a surrendered heart.

Watch this inspiring story of how God places a specific language and people group on the heart of these families. In their journey of becoming advocates for the Bibleless, their walk with God and His Word transformed their own lives.

You Can Trust God

Welcome Home. 

To a Grace Crafted Home — the kind of home you’ve always longed for. 

Your home and life can tell a story — that’s changing the story of the world. 

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glory, glory, glory

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: Love is a Miracle

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…there’s a whole lot of unspoken broken everywhere.
And cynicism won’t heal those wounds & frustration doesn’t make you well & anger never made anyone better.

Whatever is hurting around you & whatever is broken in this ole world, the secret is: 
Out-loving is the only medicine that healed anything.

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1Corinthians 13:7

What I know is this: We all carry our unspoken brokens.
And your unspoken broken will break you unless you release it.
Unless you speak it.

And maybe instead of trying to put all the broken pieces of your life together again — maybe there’s deeper peace in reaching out to give those broken pieces away?

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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.