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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

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

The One True Desire of Your Heart

We wrongly think the desire of our heart is found in earthly things.  Confession time. Years ago, I used to think worship was relegated to Sunday mornings.  In my “convenient faith,” God commanded Sunday mornings, my selfish desires commanded pretty

Posted in Christian walk, Daily Living, Worship

Why You Need a Re-Attitude Plan of Action

Some weeks you wish you could do over or skip altogether. I’m not sure which category last week fell into, but it wasn’t easy. For most of January my daughter has not been feeling her best. Her school behavior has

Posted in Redemption, Struggles, Thankfulness, Worship

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

Let Me Live… #31DaysofPraise

“Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.” Psalm 119:175 You give us life, Lord! Not so we can make something of ourselves. Not so we can have fun, make money, and be happy. Those

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, Life, Praise, Sacrifice, Worship

He Has Done Marvelous Things #31DaysofPraise

“O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.” Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, nothing is accidental with You! You planned long ago for my

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

5 Steps Toward Praising God #31DaysofPraise

“You alone are the Lord. You created the heavens, the highest heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them, and

Posted in 31 Days, 31 Days of Praise, God's attributes, One Thousand (or more) Gifts, Perspective, 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).

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