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Receive Your Beautiful Inheritance – a Free Gift

“Indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance” (Psalm 16:6b). Not long ago, I passed a lady walking on the side of the road. Slim and toned, she seemed so put together.  I didn’t know her, but my mind began to taunt

Posted in Blessings, Christian walk, Daily Living, Faith, Jesus Christ, Salvation

The Ultimate Freedom To Celebrate

In the United States, people celebrate  the 4th of July with great intentionality and fervor. Annual traditions form around it. Get-togethers are planned from one year to the next.  Patriotic decorations and clothing, as well as fireworks, are purchased. Plans are made

Posted in Freedom, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Salvation

He Did It All For Us! (celebrating a new life)

Today we celebrate a new life!  The Son of God gave up His heavenly throne and came to earth as an infant for us.  The Messiah lived and ministered for us.  The Lamb of God suffered and died, taking on the world’s

Posted in Easter, Jesus Christ, Life, Sacrifice, Salvation

There Is Always Room For You (Merry Christmas!)

“there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 NASB For me, Christmas is filled with family, laughter and love. No matter how many are coming, we are always welcome. That may not be the case for you.

Posted in Blessings, Christmas, Salvation

The Lord Lives! My God, the Rock, My Savior! #31DaysofPraise

“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!     Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!”   2 Samuel 22:47   Because the Lord lives, we have the promise of life (John 14:19)! Praise the Lord! I couldn’t help thinking of this

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, God, Praise, Salvation

He Lives! (so we have hope)

He is risen! “[Jesus] is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.” Matthew 28:6 Because Jesus lives, we have hope. We can face tomorrow.  This song, “Because He Lives,” captures

Posted in Easter, Jesus Christ, Salvation

Live in the Present with Your Eyes on the Future #ShortBurstsofEncouragement

Fall in the Midwest is a lovely time. The various shades of green change to deep reds, brilliant oranges, glowing yellows, and rich browns. Given the proper conditions (cool, calm, sunny days) the colors will hang on for weeks.  Eventually though

Posted in Salvation, Short Bursts of Encouragement, trust

Why the Joy of Freedom Never Has To End

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Free to live in accordance with our beliefs

Posted in Faith, Freedom, God, Salvation

The One Promise On Which You Can Always Anchor Your Joy

“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.” (Psalm 51:12) This verse is underlined and starred in my Bible because it’s been the cry of my heart for some time.  I’m a task-oriented,

Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Hope, joy, Salvation

Why You Should Care about Seeing the Big Picture

Sometimes I get caught up in the little details and miss the big picture. I’m guessing I’m not alone.  I obsess over editing out blemishes in a photo instead of appreciating the image captured. I spend hours making sure a

Posted in Christianity, Daily Living, Perspective, Salvation

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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).

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