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Hope for When You’re in a Hard Place

Many of the hardest things in life prove to be the most valuable. It’s Hard! I once thought parenting would be easy. It’s not. Lately I’ve been thinking about how truly inadequate I feel for this job, even after nearly 23

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How To Best Support One Another (be honest)

“I’ve always thought you had it all together.” My incredulous look followed her into the sanctuary. Me? Having it all together? I’m the one who forgot her son at church … not once, but two Sundays in a row. I’m

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Be Comforted in Your Pain (you are never alone)

“Don’t let them hurt me!” My young son’s words broke my heart. Although his immunizations were necessary, it wasn’t easy to listen to his cries. Through my nearly 23 years of parenting, I’ve found myself in the doctor’s office countless

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Why I Count Blessings (remembering His love)

Why is it so hard to walk in God’s love for us? Instead we give into fear and desperation.  What believer (or even nonbeliever) hasn’t heard it … God loves you? We all have. It’s often the first thing you will hear or read

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Experience God’s Peace in All Its Fullness

Who among us doesn’t script for ourselves a life of relative ease and unending happiness? I’m certainly guilty.  Yet the years never unfold according to our perfectly laid plans. From scary diagnoses to financial burdens to strained relationships, life has

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There is a Reason to Be Grateful

No matter how bad things get, there is a reason to be grateful. Recently my daughter began communicating, “Thank you, Lord,” with a combination of sign language and vocalizations. She says it often throughout a given day. However, she won’t say it

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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,

Posted in Bible, Book review, giveaway, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Scripture, Uncategorized

Everyday Praise Book Release Day! (What Success Looks Like)

It’s book release day! If you haven’t heard yet, today I launched my first book into the big, wide world. It’s a small, image-rich devotional called Everyday Praise: Walking in Greater Peace.  I Didn’t Want To Self-Publish Can I be honest

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A Lesson on How to Live Well from Those Who Died Well

Reflecting on the very difficult situations of certain friends and family members, my thoughts keep circling back to one particular thought. All of us are either struggling to live well or we’re struggling to die well. It seems more tragic to have to do the

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Three Actions To Take When You Feel Ill-Equipped To Pray

The blessing of prayer should be nurtured and exercised by all God’s children.  Ill-Equipped Confession time, I struggle with words. Sometimes they spill out a jumbled mess, leaving me feeling ill-equipped to properly express myself.  It’s a bit ironic to admit

Posted in One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Prayer, Relationship, 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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