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Dig Deeper into Scripture (‘Journal the Word’ Bible Review)

In the United States, the day we focus on giving thanks is almost upon us. And I’m giving away a Bible in the last of my Giving Thanks by Giving Gifts series. The Holy Bible: God’s Word, His Gospel, His truth,

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What You Need to Know About Expectations in Order to Live Joyfully

Expectations can be a thief, robbing us of the joy of the moment. I expected to be working in the natural biology field until old age set in. I expected to have a pretty easy life: filled with hard work,

Posted in Bible, Christian walk, Daily Living, Perspective, Scripture, truth

Proclaim His Name! #31DaysofPraise

“I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!” Deuteronomy 32:3 When I take time daily to be reminded of the goodness and truth of the Lord through Bible study and worship, I can’t help but proclaim His

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, Christian walk, Daily Living, Praise, Scripture, Witnessing, Worship

Bless His Glorious Name! #31DaysofPraise

 “Arise, bless the Lord your God forever and ever! O may Your glorious name be blessed. And exalted above all blessing and praise!” Nehemiah 9:5b Aware of our sin, we bow in repentance, grateful for the Lord’s compassion and mercy. Reminded of God’s grace, we

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

Find the Strength You Need and the Joy and Peace You Desire

We attended a liturgical, Scripture-based church weekly where I heard the Word read and preached on. That would have to do, I reasoned. Personal Bible study just wasn’t happening.  Day after day, I convinced myself I couldn’t fit it in. Surely

Posted in Bible, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Scripture

5 Reasons to Tuck Scripture into Your Heart

The warm water pelted my skin, washing away all the physical dirt. Yet I longed for a deeper cleaning, one that would also carry off the emotional grime from a long troubling day.  I tried to sing; no hymn came to mind.

Posted in Bible, Daily Living, Growth, Memorization, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Scripture

Secret To Finding Strength When You’re Tired of Being Tired: Be Filled

I’m entering 2015 hopeful but soul weary. Tired deep in my bones. You, too? Then join me in memorizing Scripture.  Now let me begin by saying I’m a terrible memorizer. Actually I’m quick on the initial memorizing but can’t retain

Posted in Bible, Memorization, Scripture

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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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