Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [11.07.20]

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:

no one captures our world quite like she does… come along for a walk with us?

glimpses of a first time father…oh my heart

Why This Professor Is Writing Letters for People Feeling Blue

c’mon! this one should bring a smile…

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?

a special message to kick off National Adoption Month!

Follow Open Hearts for Orphans on FacebookInstagram, or visit the website to learn more about their mission to serve orphaned and abandoned children around the world

YES, yes, yes: Physical therapy student donates mobility equipment to seniors

“There’s a lot of impairments that I’ve had, personally…”

“I’m looking at the stability of these walkers and I’m looking at the canes and I’m just, like, how can I help these people?”

Have You Heard of The “Cuddle Your Kids” Challenge?

he saw a need and stepped up to give and give again

#BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

newly released and just so so good! enjoy!

God Answers Better Than We Ask

she has some really good words to share… you must come meet her

never, ever give up

3 Practical Ways to Battle Depression he has some good thoughts to share

Lincoln’s Prayer: Today, more than 150 years later, the 16th president’s heartfelt plea for divine healing and restoration still resounds with power, relevance and truth

thank you, The John 10:10 Project

When All You Want is a Pink House and why

Beyond grateful for the life saving work of Compassion International 

glory, glory, glory

Finding meaning in daily acts of good

He’s on a mission to: “See To It No One Misses God’s Grace”

Amen and Amen: You Hold It All Together


Post of the week from these parts here

When we’re all on edge & tender, what we really need is a hope story, one of two unlikely neighbours between a rock & a hard place.

The absolute best hope story I know

like God dropped it just for you, just for a hard day like today:

The Art of Good Neighboring in a World of Divide: A Story of a Tree, a Table & a Town that tasted Hope


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

5 people share their stories filled with overwhelming pain and hardship – and tell how their lives were saved by Jesus and His love

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: Run To The Father

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…so, there’ll be calls this week, results that come back, there’ll be headlines that make a head & heart ache, there’ll be the impossible in front of us.

But “God’s now at my side & I’m not afraid” Psalm118:6

When you have to climb the sheer face of a mountain, keep focused on the face of God.

Obstacles are what take over your path only when you take your eyes off Him.

What lies in front of you is never bigger than the One who lives in you.

What you focus on — is what you become like. Focus on good — and you’ll see more good everywhere to focus on.

Let everything today simply be an exhale of trusting hope.

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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.