Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [01.30.21]

Happy, happy, happy weekend! 
Let’s not let the everyday routines numb us to the miracle of living every day! 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. Never, ever give up…there really is hope, even for us.

Serving up only the Good Stuff for you & your people right here:

he captures the most breathtakingly beautiful scenes…

anyone else wanna visit here?!? really, don’t miss this right here!

I miss you more

…deeply resonated with this, losing sleep & praying more, & failing but trying to be humbly faithful.

Love you dearly, Anjuli Paschall

How Great Tho Art – like maybe you’ve never seen

Study after study found? Nothing, absolutely nothing interrupts anxiety like gratitude. The research indicates that recording just 3 gifts a day is a kind of cognitive training, a way of reorganizing your brain around a focus on goodness, that it increases an individual’s positive outlook by 25%.

“Whatever you do, do everything…giving thanks” Col. 3:17 God’s will is for us to give thanks in all things…because this is how we can live with joy through anythingThis is the year to take the Joy Dare — which just gives you 3 prompts a day, to notice, find, feel the joy of seeing 3 ways God is loving you — and dare to give thanks in all things, dare to look for the good, dare to notice God’s grace, dare to pay attention to all the ways God love you.

(P.S. Print the 2021 updated Joy Dare right here under “Free Tools”

And P. P.S.: The little book that started this habit of gratitude for us — One Thousand Giftsturns TEN this year (!!!) and we have some big things coming this year to celebrate how thankfulness has changed our lives.

What better way to kick off a new month than by renewing the life-changing habit of daily gratitude. You in?

The Auroras (or Northern and Southern Lights) rank among the seven greatest natural wonders in the world. For millennia, they have captured the imaginations of anyone who has witnessed their ethereal beauty in the polar skies.

In this video the Mystery of the Auroras is an unforgettable exploration of why these incredible light shows occur, and what they reveal about God.

thank you, The John 10:10 Project

What It’s Like to Carry On a Tradition With a Friend Who Can’t Remember It

You’ve got to read this story because not only will it get it unforgettably lodged in your heart — it will deeply impact your friendships.

I’ve been thinking about it all week. This is a story you won’t ever forget. And your friends will thank you for reading it.

I’m a Christian. Why Should I Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Everyone has a valid opinion. This one is worth taking the time to at least consider…

so who knew? This Incredible Animation Shows How Deep The Ocean Really Is

COVID Vaccines and Fetal Cells: What’s Ethical and What Isn’t?

Always consider the source… and Randy Alcorn’s research here is invaluable and definitely worth prayerfully reading

Living with the Dark Winters in Sweden | Midnight sun & Polar night

come along for the most extraordinary virtual tour?!

He Regains Sight and Sees His Family Again After Becoming First Person Ever to Receive an Artificial Cornea

Pausing & listening to the stories and struggles of others always opens the door to greater empathy and understanding…

and our world can always use a little more of that

grateful for those who share their hard stories to help others

Listen in as my friend Sheila Walsh and Max Lucado discuss that there is power in our scars because they are proof that God heals and redeems

The Lord is close to the broken hearted

found this truly fascinating: How does the Bible get translated into other languages? 

Seed Company is at the cutting edge of bringing the Bible to people who have never had God’s Word in a language they understand.

Beyond grateful for their tireless life-saving efforts

a story of kindness, friendship, and the fear of being left behind:

a friendship takes flightas a mouse that wants to fly and an injured bird cross paths

so good: Rehab for the Fault-Finding Addicts We’ve Become

You know Les Mis? I was 13 when I first saw it on stage & when our oldest was 13 he read the whole book in 2 days & aren’t these the days now to dream of dreams again? And this is the Hope of Les Mis like you’ve never experienced it before. Just — wow.

You don’t want to miss this:

How to Find Hope in Turbulent Times: Les Misérables like you never expected

Reading this beautiful version of Les Misérables will not only captivate you; it will inspire you to look deep inside. This special edition is an exquisite, memorable gift not to be missed.

Don’t Limit God

Nick Vujicic has overcome life’s challenges through strength & hope found in Jesus Christ. Regardless of your limitations, you can find everything you need in Jesus. Please watch this one?

Anxious About Nothing

How the Promises of God Calm Our Fears

love his perspective and attitude and devotion to othersthis one may surprise you

Christine Caine: “Choosing to Break My Victim Mentality”

“…some of us have received salvation, but we don’t walk in the light that is ours, beyond our past…I am no longer define by what happened to me…”

glory, glory, glory

Post of the week from these parts here:

…yeah, who knows how long we’ve got? Can somebody answer that? And, really, we just gotta know…will there be enough time?:

How to Live When: You’ve Got No Idea How Much Time You’ve Got Left

Am I Too Hard on Myself? // Ask Pastor John Piper

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, again and again…

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

Here, let’s make this real, real easy today: Just focus on the good.

“You’ll do best by filling your minds… on the best, not the worst; 
the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse… 
Do that, & God, who makes everything work together, 
will work you into His most excellent harmonies.”

That’s all today, Soul: Just Focus on the Good – 
Focus more on living Truth than pointing out error, 
Focus more on celebrating the beautiful than decrying all that’s broken – 
Focus more on being a servant than on being right.

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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.