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Real Hope After Pregnancy Loss (book review)

When people ask how many children I have, I still sometimes hesitate. Do I only mention the four I’ve raised over the past 23 years? Or do I include the five babies I lost in early pregnancy? Should I say

Posted in Book review, giveaway, Miscarriage

Find the Power You Need for a Chaotic Life by Being Anchored In (& a book review)

When my daughter was little, her  “after school” future seemed far away. Not so anymore. We’re likely within a half year of that future being her present (although she “graduated” with her class last year, she is still attending classes).

Posted in Book review, Christian walk, Daily Living, Disability/Special Needs, Rachel, surrender

Hope Can Be Found in Even the Darkest Days (‘Hope Prevails’ Book Review/Giveaway)

“When walking in the valley, the only way out is up. He is our only path out of our despair.” ~Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Hope Prevails Some of us find ourselves trudging in deep valleys, others journey through shallower ones. Regardless,

Posted in Book review, giveaway, Hope

Walk in the Blessings of a Godly Marriage #wifestylin (book review and giveaway)

If you are in an abusive marriage, please seek professional help! “Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord,” (Ephesians 5:22). Wait, don’t click away! This is a beautiful invitation from God, not the horrible demand some women fear it to

Posted in Book review, giveaway, Marriage

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)

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

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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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