Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [10.24.20]

Happy, happy, happy weekend! 
Some real, down in the bones JOY to celebrate today! Links & stories 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:

she captures our world in extraordinary ways

so much love right here…who can we go love today?

Only 1% Of Students Know This Secret: How To Study More Effectively For Exams In College

Pets for the Elderly aims to bridge ‘isolation gap’ during the pandemic


because we all need a friend to calm us down and remind us to breathe

All 50 States, Ranked by Their Beauty

at 102?!? she’s checked this adventure off her bucket list

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: truly stunning photos of the natural world

Read Aloud: The Who, What, When, Where, Why and Howgood info

Holocaust survivors meet again after 71 years in ‘miracle’ reunion

so who knew?! Clocks around the world: how other languages tell time

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children: 20th Anniversary Edition teaches you how and what to pray for your child(ren) in the following areas: faith, character, safety, relationships, and the future. 

In this expanded edition celebrating the twentieth anniversary of a modern classic, you will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision — and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting!

Life is too short and eternity is too long to live it without God

Wild days, 2020— but this has turned out to be truer than ever: 

Giving thanks isn’t a pollyanna game — but a powerhouse game-changer.

You all in? Ready to wake up to real living through a brutally hard year?

Save the date and sign up now for the (FREE) One Thousand Gifts Online Bible Study.

AND (!!!!), when you sign up? You’ll get FREE access to all 5 teaching videos, plus beautiful printables, gratitude notes, and other goodies! 
You don’t want to miss this!

2020 needs to finish strong & with a whole lot of joy & thanks to the Giver Himself!

C’mon. You in?

God will never forget where He’s placed you…

must read over at Christianity Today: Good News: Tomorrow We Die: Why dwelling on our mortality may be good for us

exhale: glory, glory, glory

Teacher Eric Hale talks about what it was like growing up with trauma, and how he has channeled that into his work as an elementary school teacher

How to prepare to rest on your Sabbath…. so needed and so good, don’t miss!

because it’s what you’re supposed to do… hard-wired for kindness

#BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

Post of the week from these parts here:

Hey, I’m with you: it is kinda a deafening war of words out there — and this is literally changing everything for me & giving me a practical way to get through loud days like these:

Why Words (on Social Media & the Air Waves & to our Neighbors) Really Matter Right Now

Let these words sink in: How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

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: In Christ Alone

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Yeah, so Monday can get itself all in a wad that this week’s gotta be killer amazing if you’re going to survive the pounding surf of everything coming at you —

So let’s just go ahead & kill that little notion right now.
You don’t have to get it all perfect & nail it — Jesus already took the nails & finished it, so perfect’s been done & *He’s handed His perfect over to you.*

So — what if we all just forget right now about being Perfectionist Enablers & instead were Presence Enjoyers?
Presence Enjoyers of God,
Presence Enjoyers of People,
Presence Enjoyers of His ridiculous gift of Now, Today!

Yeah, we’re all over Enabling Perfectionism. Because where real life is at? Enjoying Presence.

Because, bottom line: 
Perfectionism isn’t a fruit of the Spirit —
JOY is.

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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.