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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

3 Reasons to Endure (even when you don’t like the outcome)

We can do our very best and still experience unwanted outcomes. Life just rolls that way. Try as we might, our best efforts often fall short. No matter how hard we try to salvage relationships in our lives, some will end. No

Posted in Christian walk, Endurance, Faith, Persevere, trust

When Your Strength is Gone

There are times when I don’t think I can take another step, much less get through the day. Times when I carry burdens that threaten to defeat me. I’ve heard others express similar feelings. When struggles become great and we don’t

Posted in Daily Living, Endurance, Faith, Persevere, Renewal

When Disappointment Threatens to Crowd Out Joy

A recent event sparked disappointment in a few of us in my family. It wasn’t a tragic event with life-altering consequences, but a time of discouragement and unrest.  You know the feeling. A sense of longing for the opposite of

Posted in Daily Living, Multitude Mondays, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Persevere, Struggles, trust

Getting There Is All About the Next Step

“The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.” —Ted W. Engstrom  Each torturous stride brought me closer to home. Yet after several nights with little sleep and a fried brain, it was all

Posted in Multitude Mondays, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Persevere, Uncategorized

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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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