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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,

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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

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Discover the Beauty of the Season, Even When It’s Hard #AdventReflections (#Giveaway)

The holidays can hold great joy but also deep sorrow. What or who is missing from our lives becomes hyper clear at this time of year. Focusing on the not here makes it difficult to be joyful at a time when we should

Posted in Advent Reflections, giveaway, Gratitude, One Thousand (or more) Gifts

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

Believe in God’s Love for You (review of “66 Ways God Loves You”)

I’ve never heard my 18-year-old daughter say, “I love you.” Not with her own voice. She can’t. Her severe speech disability prevents that exchange. It’d be delightful to hear those words from her. However, I never doubt her love for me. Not a day

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

“Everyday Praise” Releases in Paperback!

Learning to praise our Creator will bring greater peace into our lives.  Search for Peace I’ve been searching for peace in a world filled with interruptions, heartaches, and pain. Most of us are. I began, like too many, looking in the

Posted in book release, Everyday Praise, giveaway, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Peace

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

Why Praising God Matters

Welcome Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today readers! I’m so excited you decided to stop over. In celebration of this wonderful opportunity for me, I’d like to give all my visitors a welcome gift: the first 5 devotions of my upcoming

Posted in Everyday Praise, giveaway, Praise

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We were created for praise! Cultivate the practice of glorifying God daily. Let your heart find rest in the shelter of God's goodness.

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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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