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How To Love Well and Be Loved Well

You can’t be loved well and you can’t love others well while pretending. So let’s quit it. Let’s quit posturing and start loving well. Let’s dive into the deep recesses of what makes us tick and let that seep out

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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

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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

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

When Serving Is a Chore Instead of a Delight

How often do I agree to do something for someone and then walk away muttering about it? How often do you?  Our exchange wasn’t that different from the many my husband and I have each day. Yet for some reason,

Posted in Christian walk, Daily Living, Freedom, love, Reflect Christ, Serving

When Loving Jesus Becomes About More Than What He Does for Us

Are we loving Jesus for what He does for us or for who He is? 22 years ago, I experienced one of the most devastating events in my life: the death of my unborn baby. This child would have been

Posted in Christian walk, Christianity, Daily Living, Jesus Christ, love

The Key to Loving Well (out of the life of babes)

“Out of the mouths of babes…” is an idiom uttered when a child says something particularly astute and wise. Well I say, “out of the life of babes…,” because out of my children’s lives I’ve learned so many valuable lessons! Especially

Posted in love, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Rachel, Relationship

With God’s Love You Always End on the Right Petal #31DaysofPraise

Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” 2 Chronicles 5:13 Chasing Love Us women, we run ourselves ragged chasing love. And it begins

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

Love Well: Emulating Jesus’ Ultimate Sacrifice in Honor of the Service Men and Women Who Never Came Home

“Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16 It’s easy to say we love. Even if we don’t like using the word “love” itself,

Posted in Freedom, love, Sacrifice

How To Craft the Most Meaningful Love Letter

Children are often the best teachers. I thought a knew a lot until I became a parent. Now nearly 24 years later, I realize how little I really knew and how much my children have taught me, like how to love like

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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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