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The Constant to Cling To When Facing Seasons of Change

It can be difficult to move on in the midst of life changes, but God’s a constant we can all count on.  In Iowa we have a saying about the weather: If you don’t like it, just wait a minute, it’ll change.

Posted in Change, Christian walk, Daily Living, God, God's attributes

Sometimes We Need to See Differently (like these high school students did)

Sometimes appreciation only comes when we choose to see differently. Although my daughter is 18 years old, she speaks with the aid of an iPad. Rachel cannot tie her own shoes or completely dress herself. She has been diagnosed with significant intellectual

Posted in Disability/Special Needs, God, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Perspective, Rachel

Three Things to Consider When Suffering Makes an Appearance

As believers who love the Lord and long to share in His resurrection, we know we must share in His suffering as well. Most of us, though, want to choose the form our suffering will take. We plan, scheme, beg and bargain to avoid the worst of

Posted in God, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Struggles, Suffering, trust

An Easy and Rewarding Way to Notice God’s Presence Every Day

Have you noticed that we don’t often think about God unless we have a difficult circumstance to bring before Him?  It’s not intentional for most of us. It’s just that in our loud and fast-paced life, God’s quiet presence goes largely

Posted in Blessings, Christian walk, Daily Living, God, One Thousand (or more) Gifts

When Life Becomes Too Ordinary (where to find miracles)

For most of us, our lives appear so commonplace, that we rarely (if ever) expect miracles. Because miracles, well, they’re just too big. And for most of us, our lives are just too ordinary. Certainly no miracles are happening here.

Posted in Daily Living, God, Miracles, Perspective

When Did It Become About Me? (When Self Gets in the Way)

How easy it is for my good intentions to turn to self-promotion or self-preservation!  Satan has a way of turning our focus from where it should be to where he wants it, usually on ourselves. If he can keep us

Posted in Abundance, Christian walk, Daily Living, God, One Thousand (or more) Gifts

Live in the Miracle of Each Moment

If there’s one thing I learned from my daughter, it’s that little things count big. With moderate-to-severe developmental delays, each small accomplishment she makes becomes incredibly important. With Rachel’s first unassisted step not coming until age 4 and her first word

Posted in Daily Living, God, God's attributes

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

He Has Done Marvelous Things #31DaysofPraise

“O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.” Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, nothing is accidental with You! You planned long ago for my

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, God, Praise, Worship

Open Your Eyes and See God’s Glory #31DaysofPraise

“Blessed be His glorious name forever!  And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.” Psalm 72:19 God’s glory  God’s glory fills the earth; it brightens and beautifies everything and infuses all with meaning and purpose! Pray

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, God, Praise, Worship

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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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