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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

Why We Need To Get Rid of the Junk (in our hearts as well as our homes)

Letting junk accumulate in our hearts keeps us from living in the freedom Christ has secured.  Rummaging through my clothes pile, I frantically searched for the mate to the shoes I wanted to wear. It had disappeared into the black

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

The One Thing That Will Get You Through the Fiercest Storm

Sometimes we simply need to know we’re loved.  There he lay. Propped on his side, that little plastic penguin seemed to mock the weight of my sadness.  Less than an hour earlier my usually happy daughter had thrown this favorite little toy in anger

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

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

5 Steps Toward Praising God #31DaysofPraise

“You alone are the Lord. You created the heavens, the highest heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them, and

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, God's attributes, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Perspective, Praise, Worship

An Endless Well of Comfort #31DaysofPraise

“Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3 Long before I know I need comfort, God’s there. Long after I think I’m past needing it,

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, Christian walk, God's attributes, mercy, Praise

You Belong! #31DaysofPraise

“Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3 Such a sweet truth: to know that we are the Lord’s, we belong! 

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, God, God's attributes, Praise, Worth

The Perfect Vantage Point From Which to Worship #31DaysofPraise

“But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.” Psalm 73:28 With the Lord as our shelter, we are in a perfect

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, God's attributes, Worship

Hope is Found in the Steadfast Nature of God #31DaysofPraise

“Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.” Psalm 119:89-90 The Lord is Steadfast I need to be reminded of God’s steadfastness. His

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, God's attributes, 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 12:9).

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