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Dig Deeper into Scripture (‘Journal the Word’ Bible Review)

In the United States, the day we focus on giving thanks is almost upon us. And I’m giving away a Bible in the last of my Giving Thanks by Giving Gifts series. The Holy Bible: God’s Word, His Gospel, His truth,

Posted in Bible, Book review, giveaway, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Scripture, Uncategorized

Learn the Art of Other-Centered Living (Listen, Love, Repeat review)

Proverbs 31 Ministries Author and Speaker Karen Ehman just released her new book, Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World. It’s a lovely, practical, creative guide to putting others first.  And it has a simply wonderful message: listen well

Posted in Book review, giveaway, love, Serving

Can Brokenness be the Door to the Abundant Life? (The Broken Way Review)

A broken heart. A broken life. Can they be the makings of an abundant life? The broken way to abundance is what best-selling Author Ann Voskamp explores in her new book The Broken Way: a daring path into the abundant life. As captivating

Posted in Book review, Brokenness, giveaway

Develop a Grander Picture of Our Global Family (#BookGiveaway)

It’s far-too-easy to get caught up in our own little world and forget we’re a part of a grander picture. Early in my editing career, I obtained a freelance job with a company that published travel guides. This position allowed me to

Posted in Book review, Christian walk, giveaway, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Witnessing

When You Are Longing for More in this Life (#ComeWithMe book review and #giveaway)

Who doesn’t have a longing for more in this life? There’s an ache that lies deep in each of us, begging for more. But more of what? More of what this world offers will not satisfy. The only salve that will

Posted in Book review, Faith, giveaway, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, surrender, Uncategorized

Be a Faithful Witness to Your Script: “And It Was Beautiful” (a review & giveaway)

When I stumbled on Kara Tippett’s blog several years ago, I couldn’t get enough. Drawn in by the vulnerable yet hope-filled updates of her battle with terminal cancer, I drank deep of the wisdom God imparted to her through her

Posted in Book review, Daily Living, giveaway, Hope, joy, Peace, Struggles, Suffering

Experience a Closer, More Personal Relationship With God #IKnowHisName (Review)

I’m excited for you to experience God in a closer, more personal way, and I’m excited for you to be introduced to Wendy Blight and her amazing heart for God and for women. So don’t miss your chance to win

Posted in Book review, giveaway, God, God's attributes, One Thousand (or more) Gifts

Help for Living Well: Devotions for a Healthier You {Book Review}

This post is a bit unusual for me. But it’s become apparent I need to be more intentional about living well in all areas of my life: spiritually, emotionally and physically. All areas hold their unique challenges. So, I jumped at the

Posted in Book review, Daily Living

Find Peace in the Midst of the Messy (Michele Cushatt’s Undone book review & giveaway)

More often than not, life doesn’t roll the way we expect. Yet some of us (yes, I’m guilty), try to force it to conform to our belief of how it should be. We try to control the inner workings and the outcomes.

Posted in Book review, giveaway, Struggles, Suffering, trust

Journey To Soul-Rest Is for You Too [Giveaway & Book Review on Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray]

“What would emerge from my life if I paused long enough to let his spirit breathe?” -Bonnie Gray, Finding Spiritual Whitespace Perhaps Bonnie Gray’s debut book, Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul To Rest, interested me because I’m a driven mother

Posted in Book review, Finding Spiritual Whitespace, giveaway, Jesus Christ, Rest

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Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's BLESSINGS to get lost in its HAPPENINGS. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

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