Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [11.28.20]

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:

he captures our world in beautiful waysexhale and step outside this weekend

never, ever ditch your friends

smiling: 88 piano keys and oh so many lights!

because kindness matters…

what a story here:

He showed them kindness. Now strangers are rallying around this sanitation worker

Be the Spark: because we all need a little hope

How do you pray when the suffering you’re facing chokes out all your words, when worries and pain and tears are all you can muster?

Can you set aside the “nice” prayers and be completely transparent with God?

How to Pray When There are No Words

an extraordinary invitation to fly

I’m all in with everything they do at World Relief, truly ALL IN

Give the gift that keeps on giving! For the person in your life who is passionate about advocacy, justice and fighting back against poverty, violence and oppression, gift a membership to The Path — World Relief’s giving community.

The Path community is committed to advocating for people in vulnerable situations and doing whatever it takes to see our world transformed. Through a $25, $50, $100 a month membership you will be a part of creating welcoming communities and providing vital services for refugees and other immigrants, reducing early marriages and supporting women’s empowerment initiatives across the globe and so much more.

Let’s do this!?!

Spread hope, healing and transformation this holiday season by gifting someone you love a membership to The Path.

This Underwater Photographer Captures the Unique Beauty of Swimming With Humpback Whales

pause right here with this one:

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, unending love, Amazing Grace

cheering for kids doing really great things

go ahead: Lift up your eyes – you are loved

love, love, love: ‘Scarves in the Park’ gets warm clothing to people in need-no questions asked

Each item has a special tag with a message that reads “I am not lost or forgotten and neither are you.”

must come listen! Today is The Savior’s Day

3 Award-Winning books for the Whole Family 

The Greatest Gift (adult edition): Best Devotional of the Year, ECPA, 2014

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift (Family Edition): Best Inspirational Book of the Year, CBA, 2016 

 The Wonder of the Greatest Gift: Best Devotional & Gift Book of the Year, CBA, 2019

(pop-up edition with your own 14 inch tree, 25 days of readings, 25 day advent flap calendar, hiding all 25 Biblically inspired ornaments! For any age) 

When our holidays are about Staying in the Story, being with Him — 

Hope finds us again — and we have ourselves The Greatest little Christmas yet!

Celebrate Advent by retelling the greatest love story every told!

We get to begin together on December 1!

…in the middle of days like these, on the edge of Advent and on the cusp of this new season, turns out what we all want most is not more gifts, but more meaning…what we need is a tradition that somehow changes our condition—and this is what changes the conditions of everything: He is coming.

Honestly? This tradition may be just the thing you need this year…a Coming and a Christmas that is so glorious you can’t just unwrap it in a day or two, but you have to unwrap it over a whole season—so you can be wrapped up in everything you’d always dreamed of.

You don’t want to miss this: No Way I’m Getting Ready for Christmas. Instead? We’re Getting Ready for Christ

(And New Free “Night Before Advent” Tradition Printable Party Kit)

just so so beautifulThe Prayer

How to Harm a Heavy Heart

Loving Sufferers Begins with Listening

just a gentle reminder: this Christmas, may you be grateful for all of the gifts around you

Want to preach Gospel to yourself every day through December?

Free Stress-Free Holiday Sticky Notes for Your Soulright hereNo Stress Holiday Manifesto

Print this set of 25 Note Cards, one for each day in December.

For mirrors and sinks and dashboards, for pockets and walls and office cubicles. For this Christmas.

Each card is an affirmation, a prayer, for each day this month.

They are quotes from The Greatest Gift and Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, rewritten to be words that you can pray every day, to keep the focus…to celebrate Christ!

let’s give a little love

so much perspective here.. what are you thankful for?

Post of the week from these parts here

…you feeling it, too? How this year’s kinda crashed and burned in all kinds of painful ways?

This is literally saving my life:

How Thanksgiving Will Save Us (Especially This Year)

The Hope of Christmas

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: The Reason for Christmas Day

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Stress is soul toxic. Grace is a soul cleanser. 

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out…? Come to Me. Get away with Me & you’ll recover your life… Learn the unforced rhythms of grace… Keep company with Me & you’ll learn to live freely & lightly.” ~ Jesus, MT11:28-30MSG

Faith fasts from stress & feasts on Grace.

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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.