Focus on Beauty by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Focus on Beauty – Snippets to Make You Smile

I was encouraged by a Facebook post I saw today. Author Susie Finkbeiner, a woman I respect and admire, acknowledged the winter gloominess but asked what is hopeful in our lives? “Just some little sparks of hope, joy, and love that are making you smile” to brighten the day? I loved this idea! Apparently I wasn’t alone. Dozens of beautiful…

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3 Reasons NOT to Read the Bible by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

3 Reasons NOT to Read the Bible

I once heard a man say of his wife, “She goes to all these Bible studies, but nothing changes. Guess they’re a waste of time.” Ouch. I can think of numerous reasons why this may have been, but the point remains: The husband didn’t perceive value in his wife being part of Bible studies. Do you side with the husband…

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Do You Have Focus? Go Fish by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Do You Have Focus? Go Fish.

Sometimes I feel prayer is like playing Go Fish. I ask for what I want. If I get it, I ask for something else – encouraged God heard and answered. But if I don’t get it, it can feel like what I’m told in the game: Go Fish. Select the next card from the draw pile – do the next…

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I Want It All or Not At All by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

I Want It All or Not At All

I Want It All – My Writing Goal to Be a Decent Person by Pearl Allard This post was first featured on the Breathe Christian Writers Conference blog. You already know all that — that reflecting over last year and making goals is a good way to dive into the New Year — but maybe this year isn’t starting the…

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