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Where are you called to share God’s love?

“In the Kingdom of God, service is not a stepping-stone to nobility: it is nobility, the only kind of nobility that is recognized.” ~ T.W. Manson One boy went one direction; his brother went another. One chattered animatedly about dinosaurs; the

Posted in Christian walk, Christianity, Disability/Special Needs, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Perspective, Serving, surrender

Presenting a Rosy Picture of Life May Be Harmful {Giveaway}

Every Thursday in the month of August, I’m giving away a book! Don’t miss this third giveaway in celebration of my 4-year blogging anniversary. Read all the way to the bottom to enter to win a Bible for a young

Posted in Authenticity, Christian walk, Christianity, Faith, Hope, Struggles, Suffering, trust

For When You Stumble in Your Christian Walk [Are You a Hypocrite?]

There are parts of many days when I feel a bit like a hypocrite. As in someone who is not acting in accordance to who they profess to be.  I profess in the hope of Christ yet at times feel

Posted in Christianity, Daily Living, Multitude Mondays, One Thousand (or more) Gifts

Why You Should Care about Seeing the Big Picture

Sometimes I get caught up in the little details and miss the big picture. I’m guessing I’m not alone.  I obsess over editing out blemishes in a photo instead of appreciating the image captured. I spend hours making sure a

Posted in Christianity, Daily Living, Perspective, Salvation

Why You Too Should Consider Getting Noticed

I never really wanted to stand out in a crowd. To this day, I live in dread of attending a live show and being signaled out (You know, like comedians will do at their shows). I still prefer to work

Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Christian walk, Christianity, Daily Living, Faith

Am I Willing…? [Reflections for Lent]

When my boys were little, I had to wrap them tightly in my arms to have their vaccinations administered. No matter how clearly I explained the importance of the shots, they refused to willingly submit to the pain, even if

Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Christian walk, Christianity, Serving, trust

Why It’s Tempting to Hide (and Why We Don’t Need To)

Hiding is tempting whether we are 16 or 66. Sometimes it just seems prudent to be someone we are not—even as adults—even as Christians. In high school I never quite fit in. I grew up on a farm, so classmates grouped

Posted in Christian walk, Christianity, Daily Living, Multitude Mondays, One Thousand (or more) Gifts

A Christian Paradox [And the Only Question that Really Matters]

There is a seeming paradox in living as a Christian. It is both utterly simple and extremely difficult (nay, impossible, but for the grace of God).  »The Christian life is simple in that faith the size of a mustard seed

Posted in Christianity, Salvation

Holy Healing

Chances are you have experienced affliction and sorrow you never expected: intense pain that reaches deep into your souls, leaving you dry and withered, groaning for relief. I’ve read and heard accounts of suffering that left me staggering. Stories of

Posted in Christianity, Inspirational, love, Salvation

“I’m so tired of hearing about bad things!” [Hope]

Have you listened to the news lately? It’s not very uplifting. No matter which way we turn sadness, horror, violence, and insanity greet us. I see it in the stories of the innocent lives snuffed out in the name of

Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Christianity, Hope

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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 10:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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