Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [12.26.20]

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 the beauty all around us in the most stunning ways

so he’s kinda the best: must see this!

Andrew McCarthy
Andrew McCarthy
Andrew McCarthy

Over the last few days, Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn were almost perfectly aligned, a cosmic phenomenon that happens every 60 years as the orbits of each planet determines. 

On Monday night, they were the closest since Galileo was alive. They were so close together they practically looked like one object to the naked eye. If you were following along with the live videos I was doing, you’d know that fate and the weather was not on my side that night. However, great conditions last night yielded this image, one that shows the placement of these planets, their moons, and their position against the background stars in detail.

thank you for sharing your stunning work with us, Andrew

You can find more of his work on his Instagram, as there is a behind the scenes video on IGTV

a story of resilience and hope

completely amazed: The Nature Photographer of The Year 2020 Just Announced Their Winning Pictures

the undeniable power of prayer…

Prayer is medicine… and distinguished surgeon Michael Haglund, known as “the praying doctor” discusses how he integrates prayer into his practice

People-Pleasing That Pleases God

kinda really love this one…

found this interesting – A Biblical Timeline with World History gives you over 6000 years of history at a glance.

(if you like snow?!) too beautiful not to share with you here…

yes, yes, yes, this is everything… thank you, Priscilla Shirer

this one is really all we need today…

cheering loudly! she’s onto something here

What we’ve searched most in 2020

today… and every day

One stranger, and a cup of coffee on Christmas Eve changed his life forever…

what can we do for someone today?, it’s a beautiful, hurting old world out there & if we ever needed HOPE for Christmas, this is really the year.

When this happened? Well, you’ll feel the HOPE really rising too:

Why Hope IS Actually a Strategy & the Strategy You Need Most this Year

yes, yes, and Amen

… so, about Christmas 2020. And then the first “Christmas Star” in 800 years? What in the actual world is this year trying to tell us?

I can’t stop thinking about this:

Why the First Christmas Star in 800 Years? (And How To Be a Star in a Hard Year)

Ephesians 2:1–3 // Part 6 // Walking in Sin Enslaves Us to Sin

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: Jesus at the Center

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

…whatever’s going down, fear can’t get to us, panic can’t upend us, worry can’t undo us—because when we exhale, we can hear Him like a warm breath:

“I am with you. There’s no need to fear the big things, the little things, anything, for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength when the weight of it all wears you down, I’ll help you when you’re hurting, when everyone’s hurting, I’ll hold you steady when everything wildly tilts, I’ll keep a firm grip on you— so you can rest tonight, because you are held.

Even now, we’re just wild enough to dare believe that: There is never, ever, ever ever anything to fear— because there is nothing ever, ever, ever in the universe that can ever—EVER— separate us from the loving hands of God. 

And all the people hold on to each other because they belong to each other and they all behold a Grace that holds them all and we all whisper our brave Amen.

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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.