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For Better or Worse …. Staying Committed In Marriage and In Matters of Faith

For better or worse.  Little did my husband and I know what those words would mean when we repeated our marriage vows nearly three decades ago. Worse wasn’t just one deep valley but many strung together to become a deep

Posted in Christian walk, Endurance, Faith, Marriage

Find the Power You Need for a Chaotic Life by Being Anchored In (& a book review)

When my daughter was little, her  “after school” future seemed far away. Not so anymore. We’re likely within a half year of that future being her present (although she “graduated” with her class last year, she is still attending classes).

Posted in Book review, Christian walk, Daily Living, Disability/Special Needs, Rachel, surrender

Every Christian’s Purpose (no need to keep looking)

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”  ― Robert Bryne Have you ever questioned your worth? Your purpose? Why you were born into this world in the first place?  I have. And more than once.  What do you have

Posted in Calling, Christian walk, Christianity, Purpose, Worth

Receive Your Beautiful Inheritance – a Free Gift

“Indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance” (Psalm 16:6b). Not long ago, I passed a lady walking on the side of the road. Slim and toned, she seemed so put together.  I didn’t know her, but my mind began to taunt

Posted in Blessings, Christian walk, Daily Living, Faith, Jesus Christ, Salvation

When You Beg God To Change Your Circumstances and He Doesn’t, Remember This

If we could only remember who’s in charge … and trust.  How often we besiege God about something we desperately want! We beg Him to change our circumstances. We implore Him to bring something to fruition.  Sometimes, however, God says no

Posted in Christian walk, Faith, God's attributes, trust

What To Tell Yourself When You Wonder If You Are Enough

“We are all born originals—why is it so many of us die copies?” -Edward Young My early morning jog began as usual: cellphone on, earbuds in, audio version of Bible Gateway playing. Then I met her at the top of the

Posted in Christian walk, Daily Living, Worth

A Surprising Suggestion for When You Are Unable To Move Forward in an Area

Sometimes to move forward you must step back, occasionally even step aside.  Paralyzed You may have noticed I’ve been rather quiet on this blog for a while now. It’s not that I don’t want to encourage you.  In fact it

Posted in Christian walk, trust, Writing

Hope for When You’re in a Hard Place

Many of the hardest things in life prove to be the most valuable. It’s Hard! I once thought parenting would be easy. It’s not. Lately I’ve been thinking about how truly inadequate I feel for this job, even after nearly 23

Posted in Christian walk, Daily Living, mothers, Parenting, Perspective, Uncategorized

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

What Faith in God Brings To My Life (and can bring to yours)

In the hard parts of my days, I often find myself saying, “I don’t know how people do it without faith in God.”  But what do I really mean by that? What does faith in a living, breathing, almighty Creator who

Posted in Christian walk, Faith

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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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