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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

A Chuckle for Moms

Here’s to you, Moms. Hope you get a chuckle out of this. Now go hide that muffin until after the kids are in bed! Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. 26 She opens

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Moms, You Matter! (Mother’s Day video tribute)

Whether you are a biological mother, adoptive mother, or a mother at heart you matter!  All women are called to love and encourage and care for others. This, my friends, is mothering. It’s important work, and it’s hard work.  So

Posted in mothers, video, Worth

The Secret To Mothering Well

Motherhood: As much as I love it, I also harbor some fear of the responsibility. It seems one minute I handle it relatively well and the next fail at it miserably.  The truth is, I’m incapable of mothering consistently well on my own. This

Posted in Grace, mothers

Seven Strategies for Raising Teenagers

It’s official! This morning I became the unprepared but grateful mom of four (yes, that’s 4!) teenagers. My youngest turned 13 today, and my oldest won’t be 20 until June 20.  I’ve vowed to milk this next 2 months for all the sympathy I

Posted in Family, mothers, Parenting, Relationship, Struggles

What Makes Mothers So Special?

I’m always wondering how to be a better mom. Often beating myself up because I falter in this motherhood thing. So I’m teaching myself to look at mothering differently. Mothers aren’t special because they gave birth.  Mothers aren’t special because

Posted in 5 Minute Friday, love, mothers

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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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