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Remember This When You Don’t Understand

“I don’t understand.” Another admission I made to my dad nearly a year ago. Because I didn’t understand then why God was allowing certain things to happen (and, if I’m honest, I still don’t). In fact, I often fail to understand what God is doing in my life. God’s Ways Are Beyond My Comprehension The…

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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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Don’t Neglect the Gift of Laughter (Book Review)

In the busyness of my days, I too often ignore an essential aspect of a healthy life: laughter. I get so caught up in doing all the things, that taking the time to enjoy life takes a back seat. Laughter simply seems to be a perk I hesitate to take time for. Gift of Laughter…

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Trusting God When You Can’t See What He Is Doing

Trusting God is easy to say but rarely as easy to do. Still, God gives us plenty of reasons to put our faith in Him. In fact, His very nature screams “trust me!”   The Character of God It’s true, we sometimes struggle with trusting God, especially during certain seasons. But it’s equally true that God…

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Find Help in Discerning God’s Will (book review & giveaway)

“God simply asks us to obey Him where He has us, trusting Him to guide us to our next steps in His perfect timing.” —Brittany Ann, Follow God’s Will God Has a Plan The Lord knows all, sees all, and is present everywhere. He has always been and always will be, is infinitely wise, and…

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Trust the Lord With the Thorns in Your Life

Most of us have a thorn or two in our lives, some perhaps have many. Like the Apostle Paul, we’d rather be rid of them, but also like Paul, the Lord may not agree, instead assuring us that His “grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness” (2 Corinthians 9b). And which…

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Receive Joy and Peace (even when life hurts)

We can’t earn peace, joy, and security, nor can we find it in ourselves or our surroundings. But we can receive it, even in our most difficult seasons. Sunlight danced on the walls as I struggled to keep my eyes open. In those twilight moments between deep sleep and fully awake, a film reel kept…

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Give Thanks First

Don’t wait until everything’s wonderful to give thanks; give thanks first, and see everything in a little better light. Beauty Exists in the Thorns of Life It’s hard to be grateful when life holds so much pain. But if we wait for that perfect moment to express our gratitude, we’ll miss much of the goodness…

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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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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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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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