Feel Good Friday #51

We’re almost to one full year of Feel Good Friday posts! Every Friday, Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch or listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news.

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

When Brie Larson accepted her MTV Movie Award for Captain Marvel, she brought her stunt doubles up on stage with her. She said they were the living embodiment of Captain Marvel. How many times have we seen an actor give credit to the unseen people who make them look so great on screen? All those people who trolled Brie Larson because Captain America is supposed to be a man got to see what it looks like when female superhero really looks like.

Help for Foster Kids Growing Up

Many of you may be aware that once kids turn 18, they age out of the foster care system and neither the state nor foster care families have any obligation to continue to fund or care for them. As we get ready to send our daughter (who recently turned 18) to college, I can’t imagine tossing her out of the house and giving her nothing but a possible “good luck out there,” but that’s what happens to foster kids across our country every year. Some good folks in Springfield are building transitional housing for foster kids to give them a place to live as they get on their feet and learn what it’s like to live on their own.

Three years ago, University of Utah student, Mohan Sudabattula, realized that children in India did not have access to the same care and equipment that kids in America did, so he began to do something about it. He founded Project Embrace: a nonprofit that collects secondhand crutches, wheelchairs, orthotic braces, walkers, slings, and rehabilitative gear for reuse.

The not-23-year-old student and his team of volunteers collect equipment by scouring the dusty shelves of thrift stores and accepting personal donations from community members. After the gear is cleaned and refurbished, the group sends it to disadvantaged medical facilities around the world. Keep this story in your back pocket for the next time you a see a problem you feel is to big for you to do anything about.

Toy Story 4 is out this weekend. If that doesn’t make you feel good,
I’m not sure what I can do for you.

Of course, Christians know that the best news of all is the Good New of Jesus Christ. It’s news that we should share anytime we have the opportunity. If you struggle with how to share your faith, join us for a free seven-day class delivered right to your inbox on how to craft your own faith statement.

Get some rest, do something fun, connect with people in real life and spend some time with God this weekend. Make renewal a priority so that you are able to be the person God calls you to be. Take care of yourself. The world needs you.

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