Feel Good Friday #30

Every week Doubting Believer brings you thing to watch, read or listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news. Your television habit could save a life! There's not much good about the  cold weather much of our country has experienced this week, but these pics are really cool.     And there are lots of stories of neighbor helping neighbor, like this anonymous donor who ...

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Feel Good Friday #29

Every Friday, Doubting Believer brings you things to watch, listen to and read that make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news. I don't know if this is the story we all need right now, but it made me laugh and makes me want to inject a little more whimsy and adventure in to my life. There's not much that feels good about our friends and neighbors who ...

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What Baking (or something else) Can Do

Yesterday was National Pie Day (not to be confused with the March 14 National Pi Day). I love pie. Does anyone not love pie? I got to see the ultimate pie musical Waitress for the second time this past weekend. It's based on a movie by the same name that has been a favorite of mine for years. Shortly before the film premiered, Adrienne Shelley, the woman who wrote, directed and ...

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Feel Good Friday #28

Every Friday, Doubting Believer brings you stuff to read, watch or listen to that is bound to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news. Did you know that the Vatican now has a track team?  The Nicest Place in America is, naturally, offering free meals to furloughed government workers. Everyone's favorite cheap college beer is paying you back for all those hangovers. They're giving away $10 million over ...

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Feel Good Friday #27

Every week Doubting Believer brings you positive and good things to watch, read or listen to. Because we all could use a little good news. And the award for most thoughtful, empathetic and fun-loving construction worker goes to this guy.  Cancer still sucks, but we are getting better and better at beating it. Muslim youth groups are cleaning our national parks during the government shut down because service is a central tenant in ...

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Feel Good Friday #26

There's Good News for everybody this Friday! First of all, congrats to Neil Myer of Michigan for winning the copy of Peculiar Treasures by Fredrick Buechner for sharing last week's 25th edition of Feel Good Friday. Thanks to all who shared the Good News! Good news for religion nerds. There are two new books out on the peaceful origins of Islam. Greater understanding of each other's religions creates a better ...

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From the Discarded to the Divine

Our family is very fortunate in that one of our Christmas rituals is to catch the train into NYC while we're visiting my husband's family in Connecticut and take in a Broadway show. This year, we were able to catch the revival of Once on this Island in the Circle on the Square Theater. It's a theater in the round where the audience literally sits around the stage. In this fable of ...

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Feel Good Friday #25!

It's our 25th installment of Feel Good Friday! Everyone who shares this on FB will be entered to win a copy of my favorite Feel Good book--Frederick Buechner's Peculiar Treasures.  Did you see this kindergarten teacher who decided to play Santa Claus to make sure all the kindergartners had a Merry Christmas?  Jim Gaffigan makes the case for Christmas when it's warmer. Don't you wish you could get as excited over something as ...

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Feel Good Friday–#24

Y'all. Next week is the 25th edition of Feel Good Friday.  We'll be celebrating that in a year that was chocked-full of bad news, we celebrated the good. Look for our 25th celebration give-away next week. Hey, that's good news, too!  We all know that package and parcel delivery people are the real heroes of the holiday season. This guy really loves his work.  This isn't recent, but it was new to ...

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My Favorite Christmas Song

I'm so excited that there is a fairly new live version of my favorite Christmas song, sung by Dar Williams. It's about literally welcoming people to the table, which is my favorite image of what the Kingdom of God is like.  If we can't welcome those who don't believe exactly what we do, especially at Christmas, then we're kinda missing the boat trying to be more like Jesus.  May you welcome ...

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