“Everyday Praise” Releases in Paperback!

Learning to praise our Creator will bring greater peace into our lives. 

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Search for Peace

I’ve been searching for peace in a world filled with interruptions, heartaches, and pain. Most of us are. I began, like too many, looking in the wrong places.

I looked to others. I looked to things I consumed. I looked to myself.

Finally in desperation I sought the One my soul longed for all along: my Maker and Sustainer. I’ve strayed and made missteps, but God gently leads me on, closer and closer to Him.

Blessings of Praise

My journey led me to desire this relationship: a close, intimate one with my Lord.  But I’ve discovered, I can’t have the fullness of relationship without an investment of time in that relationship. I can’t have the peace that defies human understanding, if I don’t remain focused on the One who offers it. 

The key to lasting peace is to remain connected with the One who holds the key. 

The key to lasting peace is to remain connected with the One who holds the key. #EverydayPraise Click To Tweet

Focusing on our unchanging God offers hope. Reminding ourselves of His faithfulness brings our circumstances into perspective.

So I began practicing praise throughout each day, and my peace grew.

Everyday Praise Book Release!

Next thing I knew God invited me to write a book on the blessings of praise. Now one can’t say no to God, so I wrote. Six weeks ago today I released Everyday Praise: Walking in Greater Peace as a Kindle eBook and was blown away by how God has used it.

Today I’m excited to announce the much-anticipated release of the paperback version of Everyday Praise! Full-color Scripture images draw you into 31 short but powerful devotions. Each entry is highlighted by questions and thoughts to ponder and is capped by a to-the-point prayer. Take a look:

Everyday Praise - Greater Peace

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And here’s a sample of what readers are saying about the book: 

“Beautiful, practical, and joyful – that’s how I would describe these daily devotions. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your circumstances or tired from struggles, this devotional book is for you! Everyday Praise brings the reader into a joyful place of praise through each daily reading. There are prayers, memory verses, reflection questions, and more. I enjoy this easy-to-read format, and I love the graphics!” ~Kristine


Now for the fun! I’m giving away 2 signed copies of the paperback version of Everyday Praise! All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter directions to win one of the signed copies. With 2 winners you’ll have twice the chance. 

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Greater peace is definitely possible. Discover how praise can make a difference. 

“Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.” Psalm 135:3

Reflections: How have you struggled with peace in your life? Do you incorporate the practice of praise in your life? Why or why not?

Pick up your copy of Everyday Praise: Walking in Greater Peace. Don’t forget one for a friend. It’ll make a wonderful gift. 

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It’s been more than 5 years of counting and I’ve well passed 5,000 gifts in Ann Voskamp’s Joy Dare! What a blessing! Here are numbers #5430–5450. Read my entire list by clicking here.

  • *Arrival of my EverydayPraise proof copy!; *Another fun football game and win, with Joey winding up his sophomore season with a touchdown catch; *Zach and Wes home to see Joey’s game
  •  *Attending Joey’s high school vocal concert with Zach and Wes along; *Friends giving of their time to provide advice; *Strangers and friends seeking us out to congratulate Rach on being voted Homecoming Queen
  •  *Being reassured again as to what a great roommate Zach has; *Mom coming for a visit and doing what she can to make my life easier; *Finding cute jammies that actually fit my girl</li>
  • *Seeing people on the trail enjoying the coolness and beauty of fall; *Plans solidified to host this weekend a friend I met in Arkansas; *A little outside TLC done to the house
  • *A baking day: pumpkin scones and pumpkin muffins!; *Watching Joey play his final football game of the season; *Welcoming Kristi Woods and members of her family to our barn
  • *New favorite muffin and they’re pumpkin!; *Pushing Rach on her bike: always a joy; *Short but beautiful time spent with friends        
  • *A few minutes to catch up and encourage a friend after church; *Traveling friends home safely; *Couples Bible study with an amazing group of people

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Yours in grace ≈


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I am a blessed wife, mother of four, and follower of Jesus Christ, celebrating each messy day through His grace. I write, edit, and speak as God leads.

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  • Mary Townsend

    Julie, I am looking forward to reading your devotional. I try to focus on praise and thanksgiving especially when things,are unraveling, thanks for each goodness at those moments and praise for all knowing God has a plan and it may not be all about me…lol! God bless!

    • Hi Mary! When we can default to praise and gratitude when hard times hit, we know we’re walking closely with our Lord. Grateful for you !

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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).

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