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What Does It Mean to Walk as Salt and Light?

Sometimes we put a burden on ourselves we are not meant to carry. We expect ourselves to walk upright in our own strength. I know I do. I don’t want others to see my missteps. I don’t want people to think less of me.  We

Posted in Christian walk, Christianity, Grace

It’s a Heart Matter (Hoarder or Not)

I’m not a hoarder. At least that’s what I tell myself. Hoarding has such a negative context. Certainly I’m not that!  But I do love to hold onto mementos. The kids artwork and report cards. Their music programs and athletic rosters.

Posted in Christian walk, Christianity, Daily Living, Gratitude

When Loving Jesus Becomes About More Than What He Does for Us

Are we loving Jesus for what He does for us or for who He is? 22 years ago, I experienced one of the most devastating events in my life: the death of my unborn baby. This child would have been

Posted in Christian walk, Christianity, Daily Living, Jesus Christ, love

The Gospel Is Enough: Simply share it

My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.  1 Corinthians 2:4-5 In my writing

Posted in Christian walk, Christianity, Faith, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Witnessing

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

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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).

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

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