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When All Looks Bad (Beauty in the Mess)

Many years ago, our family was caught up in a difficult situation involving teenage boys and a well-known, highly esteemed organization our boys had joined. We spent sleepless nights and time in countless meetings trying to resolve the issue. The ensuing mess left

Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Daily Living, Hope, Redemption

How To Live as a Redeemed Child

Easter Sunday has once again come and gone. The cross is empty. The passion complete. The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia!  Now what? How do we live in the aftermath of the resurrection? What does it look

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

Book Review: A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert [and Giveaway]

Don’t miss the Giveaway at the bottom of the post! I rarely find time to read Christian fiction, but I refuse to miss one of Iowa author Katie Ganshert’s novels. Katie weaves real-life circumstances with biblical truths to create believable and

Posted in Book review, Brokenness, giveaway, Redemption

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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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“When it is all over you will not regret having suffered; rather you will regret having suffered so little, and suffered that little so badly.”

— St. Sebastian

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