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What To Remember When Life Grows Complicated

I whispered it to my husband in the quiet of the night.  A feeling that’s been haunting me for much of this year, growing stronger in recent weeks. “Life seems so complicated right now.”  How I long for simpler days.

Posted in Peace, Persevere

Find Satisfaction in Your Day

Everyday life has a way of zapping the joy and peace right out of a soul. If we’re not diligent, satisfaction will flee and we’ll be left living a hollow existence.  About a month ago, I jotted down a Scripture verse

Posted in Daily Living, joy, Peace

“Everyday Praise” Releases in Paperback!

Learning to praise our Creator will bring greater peace into our lives.  Search for Peace I’ve been searching for peace in a world filled with interruptions, heartaches, and pain. Most of us are. I began, like too many, looking in the

Posted in book release, Everyday Praise, giveaway, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Peace

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

God’s Answer to Life’s Messes (it may catch you off guard)

There’s still time to join the launch team for upcoming release, Everyday Praise: Walking in Greater Peace! This short image-based devotional expounds on the power of praise and encourages praise as a daily habit. Click here to join my team!  I spent a roller coaster day preparing the

Posted in Peace, surrender

How To Find the Best Shelter When Storms of Life Hit

The best shelter isn’t always where you think.  The storm had been threatening for the last few hours. Finally, the sky released its fury. The rain and wind pummeled us, but it was the lightening that chased us off the

Posted in Peace, Praise, Shelter, Worship

Be a Faithful Witness to Your Script: “And It Was Beautiful” (a review)

When I stumbled on Kara Tippett’s blog several years ago, I couldn’t get enough. Drawn in by the vulnerable yet hope-filled updates of her battle with terminal cancer, I drank deep of the wisdom God imparted to her through her

Posted in Book review, Daily Living, giveaway, Hope, joy, Peace, Struggles, Suffering

Find Peace in the Face of Anything

I used to think the hardest part of raising a child with special needs would be her younger years. Getting through the initial stages of a diagnosis. Setting up the best services for her. Adjusting to being a “special needs”

Posted in Peace, surrender

7 Steps To Take When the Holiday Train Is Rolling Too Fast (and Taking Your Peace With It)

This month I’m writing about experiencing peace right where we find ourselves. And, man, do I wish I were an expert on this subject! The holiday train is on the move and quickly picking up speed. If the days go

Posted in One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Peace

A Key Component to Warding Off the Grinch

This month I’m writing about experiencing peace right where we find ourselves. And we’re finding ourselves in the busiest season of all. If we’re not careful, we’ll quickly end up far from where we want to be. Ragged. Worn out. Flustered. Far

Posted in Christian walk, Peace

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Everyday Praise

We were created for praise! Cultivate the practice of glorifying God daily. Let your heart find rest in the shelter of God's goodness.

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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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