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Notice the Miracles Around You

When the excitement and anticipation of the holidays give way to the tedium and monotony of daily routines, look for the miracles. They are there.  Miracles Miracles. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? A virgin mother. God coming to earth as a human baby.  Angels proclaiming to shepherds the birth of the Savior. Amazing…

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When the Mundane Begs an Answer

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning Laundry piled high again. Dirty dishes spilling out of the sink. Windows smeared. Everyone needing something at the same time. It’s all a seeming mess, and I’m wrung clear out. And as I’m…

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In Awe and Wonder Revisited [From the Archives]

I am enjoying time away with my family for a couple weeks. This presents a great opportunity to revisit some of my early posts. I pray these will inspire and encourage you. Don’t miss a chance to enter the giveaway for Katie Ganshert’s inspiring first two novels. The giveaway ends August 9. Enter by clicking…

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Differences Matter

The eclectic. It’s what enhances flavor. It’s what generates strength. It’s what produces loveliness. Chili requires different kinds of beans and other ingredients to make it amazing.  Grammy award–winning choirs are composed of singers with a mix of vocal ranges.  Gorgeous Autumn displays require a glorious array of colors. Top concert bands feature a variety of…

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When Was the Last Time You Danced in the Rain?

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.  Psalm 19:1 God delights in gifting us. Of course there is the epitome of gifts in our priceless salvation. But it doesn’t end there. The Lord has blessed us with surroundings rich in texture, color, scents, and sounds. An environment that…

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Declaring God’s Glory

The view was spectacular! As we drove through the winding roads of western Wisconsin, Daniel and I were captivated by gorgeous vistas. The various green shades of the trees intermingled with the sky blues and the wisps of cloud white. Later as evening began to descend on us, the brilliance of a full moon illuminated…

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Noticing the Balloons (and other gems)

The balloons fluttered brightly, stuck in a tree top. Red, yellow, pink, orange, purple. They contrasted dramatically against the dawn sky as I topped the hill and rounded the corner on my early morning walk. They were there to greet me two mornings in a row. Looking down I would have missed them, but with…

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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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