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Trust God With Your Best (Spotlight on Faith Series 2)

I love the Lord. I say I trust God. But do my actions always show that trust?  The Lord is a jealous God, desiring our undivided devotion, a devotion that gives Him our first, our best, our all. But if I’m honest, instead of giving the Lord my best, I’m often giving Him what’s left.…

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Path to Amazing Faith (Spotlight on Faith Series 1)

What does it mean to have amazing faith?  “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” (John 20:29b) Faith or Sight If you’re anything like me, you strive to know and understand the details of a situation before moving ahead. I’m that way with most things. I want the top deal, the best outcome, the…

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Let Your Weakness Display God’s Strength

I hate admitting when I’m weak. But what if our weaknesses display God’s strength? Shouldn’t we use those opportunities to point others to Him? Talking to my friend, my throat tightened. I struggled to contain the threatening tears as I replayed my own circumstances. Life proved hard once again. Yet with a knock on the…

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Believe, Even When You Cannot See

God uses our strengths, but just as effectively, He uses our weaknesses. And trusting Him in our weakness is living out our faith in its truest form. It’s saying we believe, even when things don’t look so promising. The easy, the comfortable, the known, that’s where we want to be … and stay. We don’t…

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Be My All, Lord! (He Is Enough)

Some mornings, I don’t have what it takes for the day, but the Lord does, and He promises to be enough for me and you, to be our all.  Light of Day Early mornings often bring me peace. As dawn ushers in a new day, the light begins to push away the dark: the promise…

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Chase Glimmers of Heaven When Life Becomes Less Than

Chasing glimmers of heaven can help us cope when life becomes less than we want.  Life hurts. We want to feel better, to make things better. So we attempt to do just that—on our own, through our own understanding and strength. By chasing the grander things.  We Tend to Chase the Grand Things Oh how…

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Act Brave Even If You Don’t Yet Feel It

Sometimes it’s necessary to move out of our comfort zone, to step out in faith before we’re ready. Often it’s best to act brave even if we don’t yet feel it, trusting God to be brave for us. A Quest My mind becomes foggy when I get nervous. As I drove through Indiana, the fog…

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Get Out of Your Own Way (Make Space for God)

When it comes to connecting with God, even good things can be obstacles. We have to get out of our own way and make space to cultivate our relationship with the Lord.  My repeated request of God is simple: Tell me what to do. Guide me. I’ll follow. Yet I fill some of my days…

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Don’t Wait to Pray Until All Else Fails; Pray First

We often overlook the power of prayer. Too many of us pray when we don’t know what else to do. But by waiting, we ignore the weapon that can have the biggest impact on the outcome of the battle.  I laid awake, willing my mind to turn off. Blinking away the tears that threatened, I…

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Five Truths to Hold Onto When Life Doesn’t Seem Fair

Holding onto biblical truths when life gets hard won’t make the suffering go away, but it can soften its hardest edges and bolster hope. Two decades ago my dreams were shattered when my first baby slipped away as a preborn in the first trimester. My heart broke, and the world went dark for a season.…

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Julie Sunne

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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