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The Perfect Vantage Point From Which to Witness and 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 Give Witness With the Lord as our shelter, we are in

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

Taste and See the Lord’s Goodness #31DaysofPraise

“Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34:8 God’s Goodness Never Wavers It’s easy to walk through life missing its goodness. Because life can be hard and sometimes it

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

The One Thing that Remains, Even When Nothing Is Left

My heart aches for so many whose worlds are shattering into a thousand pieces today. Those who are walking through a dense fog that refuses to lift. Those for whom the next breath seems all but impossible.  Because I understand. I’ve been

Posted in God, God's attributes, Struggles, Suffering

Walk In the Goodness of God, Even When Bad Things Happen

Many things happen in our day-to-day lives. As we perceive them, some are good, some are bad, some seem to be neutral. As I profess faith, I claim to trust the Lord, to trust His goodness for my life in

Posted in Daily Living, God's attributes, One Thousand (or more) Gifts

When You Wonder If God Tires of Listening: Promise of Christmas

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:11 My weary body screamed for rest, but here in front of me sat my son, recently back from

Posted in Christmas, God, God's attributes, Prayer, Relationship

But I am only a… (When Faith Is Present)

“[God] needs no one, but when faith is present he works through anyone.” —A.W. Tozer One thing I love about reading the Bible is the truth I receive about who I am and what I can accomplish. Because often I

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

Find Courage When Fear Comes Knocking (with free printable) [Short Bursts of Encouragement]

 “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.” John 16:33, emphasis mine You and I are faced with trials every day. Fear is a real thing—a powerful force in this world. Too

Posted in Courage, Faith, Fear, God's attributes, Short Bursts of Encouragement, trust

Faithfulness from Generation to Generation [Short Bursts of Encouragement]

This past week I spent two days exploring Mom’s family roots. We traveled to where she grew up and where my great-grandparents are buried. I saw old homesteads and where old homesteads should have been. I marked gravesites and updated

Posted in Family, giveaway, God's attributes, Gratitude, legacy, Short Bursts of Encouragement

Truth for When You Are Tempted To Hide from God

We can never be hidden from God, and that really is a good thing.  Have you ever tried to hide from God? I have. Perhaps you did something you knew wasn’t right. Maybe you were exhausted and just wanted a

Posted in Daily Living, God's attributes, Multitude Mondays, One Thousand (or more) Gifts

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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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