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Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins For Your Weekend [07.10.21]

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:

Esther Havens Mann
Esther Havens Mann
Esther Havens Mann

how she captures our world? takes my breath away every time

It was supposed to be a ‘quiet little cafe’ in Maine. It turned into this!

fascinated by these upcycling projects! 50 Times People Showed How They Remade Things Instead Of Throwing Them Away

from old jeans to new rugs, fans into new lights and so much more! what can we go do with what we already have?!

tears at this timeless love story…

Finalists of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest Bring Us Exceptional Views of the Stars

any favorites?!

cheering loudly! Meet The First African American Winner Of The Scripps National Spelling Bee… and she’s not stopping there!

This, this, THIS! who can we go help today?!

#BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

Medical Miracle: Firefighter’s new life… 5 years after historic face transplant

“It’s in God’s hands…”

find the way home…

Thank you, The John 10:10 Project

Our favorite farmhouse #FreeTrade Resource: The Grace Crafted Home

… classic loveliness in our Fair Trade store, Grace Crafted Home:

Best gift idea?! Using this Pedestrial Trivet here on the farm…crafted from Mahogany wood, sustainably harvested, handmade in Peten, Guatemala.

Itza Wood is a social venture in San Andres, Peten Guatemala handcrafting quality furnishing and wood wares out of sustainable and locally sourced tropical woods. They believe products should not only be made well but should also do good and empower people.

Every piece in our Grace Crafted Home collection is Fair Trade and brings dignity to the artisans who created them.

Your home and life can tell a story — that’s changing the story of the world.

(100% of all funds not only empowers artisans around the world, but also partners with Mercy House Global to support several homes for young women and their babies in crisis pregnancies in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya)

Craft a home that embodies your values: classic beauty, heirloom quality, fair trade — Grace all around

what a team! how Navy Seals and scientists are working together to do this:

hard stop right here: “I don’t think about stopping”: at 96?! She’s devoted her retirement years to helping children

“We were going to not be the great white saviors coming in and saving them from this destructive practice. But we would train them to save their sisters, to liberate their sisters…”

“I Couldn’t Get Out of Bed”

Lisa Harper shares how she dealt with a difficult season of depression. Join the conversation as Dr. Robyn Wilkerson, Elaine Fisher, Allison Allen, and Karen Harmon join Lisa Harper to discuss how you can move forward in life when it feels like everything is holding you back.

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Justice and Mercy at the Southern Border

“We do need border security…there is human and drug trafficking happening. We do need to secure the border. But we can also show compassion for those in need—we can do both. Because everyone is created in the image of God. We want to see people that way first, rather than through a news outlet or a political position.”

must come see what they’re doing!

oh my heart: WHAT a message here…it’s all about perspective

never, ever give up

you’ve got to meet her! From a Wheelchair to the Rodeo

glory, glory, glory

what’s not to love here?!? 11 Quotes From Children Who Are Part-Time Comedians

Beyond grateful for the life saving work of Compassion International 

just so beautiful: Praise forever to the King of Kings…

Well, hello JULY!

“Whatever you do, do everything…*giving thanks” Col. 3:1

God’s will is for us to give thanks in all things…because this is how God knows we can live through anything.

All the research concludes that if you write down just 3 things you’re grateful for every day, you increase your happiness by 25%! Who doesn’t want that?! And giving thanks in all things is a God-command for our joy. Let’s do it!

Take the Joy Dare (3 prompts a day to find 3 gifts) – and hang it on the fridge for the whole family to take the #JOYDARE too! Scavenger hunt for God’s glory!
Print the month of July Joy Dare, and the entire year of Joy Dares, right here:

And pick up a copy of the new 10th anniversary edition of One Thousand Gifts, and count all the ways He loves you, & fall in love with Him all over again! AND, when you do, you get an entire FREE Joy Tool Kit which includes 5 exclusive printables: a “How to Always Find Joy” Frameable, a Daily Joy Map & Planner, a Family Gratitude Gift Jar kit, a 12-Month Joy Calendar, and a Daily Joy Compass. Learn how you can get yours today!

Do Angels Walk Among Us Today? // Let’s 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 emergency…Life 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 invitation 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 Truth I’m Standing On…

[ Print’s FREE here: ]

I know it’s hard to know how it’s all going to work out…this week, this season, that problem, these kids, that situation. What if you didn’t need to know what was coming ahead of you, as much as needed to lean on Him who is behind you?

“For anyone out there who doesn’t know where you’re going, anyone groping in the dark,Here’s what: Trust in God. Lean on your God!” Is.50:10MSG

We want clarity; God wants us to come closer. Come closer to God who’s got it: Lean on His Love, Rely on His strength.

Sometimes we want greater clarity when what we need is deeper trust.

Life is always clearer when you press closer to Him
& see your life through the sheer love of God.

Whatever problem lies ahead of you doesn’t compare to the power of the Person behind you.

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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.