FGF 141: News to Make You Smile

Every week, Doubting Believer brings you things to read, listen to or watch that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news.

The vaccine rollout has ramped up and it looks like everyone who wants a shot will be able to get one sooner than we thought. Pictures of kids hugging grandparents for the first time in a year are flooding social media. We’re not back to our new normal yet, but we’re on our way. Good News indeed.


Girl Scout Troupe based out of an emergency shelter in Iowa is killing it in cookie sales

Using social media, these girls shattered their sales goals, as well as the one to sell cookies in all fifty states. Read more.


Community helps essential worker go glam for the Golden Globes

If you watched the Golden Globes this year, you know the audience was filled with essential workers–including healthcare workers, first responders, delivery drivers, flight attendants and more. As you might imagine, not many folks have the formal wear to attend such an event sitting in their closet. So this flight attendant turned to the Buy Nothing Upper East Side Facebook Group to seek some assistance.

Members offered up dresses, purses, makeup and other items. One group member, who is a professional hair and makeup artist, even volunteered to do Berger’s makeup the night of the event. What a lovely example of how the world should work all the time.


The world is literally getting lighter this weekend! We could all use a little more light. To celebrate, the Doubting Believer course Light up the World is just $10 through Friday. Learn more.


Get some rest.

Connect with people you love.

Talk to God.

Take radically good 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 provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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