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Dance Before the Lord (a Christian’s distinct honor)

We act like fools for our sports teams, our favorite political candidates, and even our children’s activities. Yet when it comes to rejoicing in our God we play it safe. Where we wildly celebrate a World Series win, we become anemic in our

Posted in Christian walk, Praise, Worship

One Thing You Can Always Do When You Have No Time

If you’re anything like me, something always tries to take the place of the most important things in my day. My workout routine includes a half hour walk/jog five mornings a week. Four out of those five days my to-do

Posted in Christian walk, Daily Living, Everyday Praise, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Praise

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

Faith Trumps Fear (Step Out in Confidence)

Have you felt compelled to do something yet found it far easier to drag your feet than fully commit? I discovered my procrastination was driven by an underlying fear. It began for me last September. I accepted a challenge to

Posted in book release, Christian walk, Everyday Praise, Fear, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Praise

Why Praising God Matters

Welcome Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today readers! I’m so excited you decided to stop over. In celebration of this wonderful opportunity for me, I’d like to give all my visitors a welcome gift: the first 5 devotions of my upcoming

Posted in Everyday Praise, giveaway, Praise

2016 Praise Calendar Giveaway! (just in time for gift giving and the New Year)

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate. Psalm 116:5 As many of you know, in October I spent 31 days developing Scripture images and writing blog posts all centered around praising God. What a blessing that was! I

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When Lasting Peace Eludes You

What a blessing to write the 31 Days of Praise series, but it’s time to move on. If you missed any of the posts in that series, or want to reread them, just click here and enjoy!  “I don’t say

Posted in One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Peace, Praise, Thankfulness

A Powerful Way to Witness (and Gain New Perspective) #31DaysofPraise

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.” Psalm 40:3 This is it! The final post in the 31 Days of Praise series. I

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

Where To Find the Security You Long For #31DaysofPraise

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:11 Security Storms will come. Darkness will threaten. Yet we always have hope in the

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

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

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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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