Feel Good Friday

Every week 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.

In tragedies as overwhelming as the fires in Australia, it’s hard to see how to one person could possibly make a difference. One six-year-old will not be deterred by the enormity of the situation. He started making clay koalas to sell. He’s already raised over $100,000.


This bakery in the East Village in New York City creates internships for low-income and at-risk youth. Sweet Generation is by no means the only business reaching out to the next generation, but this is a great reminder that ministry can be done is all sorts of places and spaces.

Just a few of Sweet Generations interns

Did you know that Canada has its own version of Family Feud? This moment is sure to go down in international Family Feud history.


I love this story about two Iraq vets who run a tea shop in Dallas and help promote peace in post-conflict areas around the world.

My favorite story of the week. A stolen therapy goat named Peaches has been located and reunited with his depressed friend, a cow. Thanks be to God.


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.

Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer is an online, inclusive and progressive Christian community. Follow us on Facebook and get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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