Yeah Whatever series by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Yeah, Whatever – #1 True Dat

Ok, “true dat” isn’t exaaaactly how I’d say it. But it worked well for the first title of what I’m calling the Yeah, Whatever series. 😉 The idea sprang from a Desiring God article my husband forwarded to me called Whatever is Lovely: How to Overcome Pressing Distractions by Jon Bloom (Desiring God article). Guess he thought I was getting…

Continue Reading

17 Tips for Freedom to Enjoy Your Life by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes) Photo Credit: Johanna Froese Photography

17 Tips for Freedom to Enjoy Your Life (Not Someone Else’s)

Don’t compare your sufferings to anyone else’s. Neither invalidating your experience nor assuming your obstacles are worse doesn’t help anyone. . Don’t compare your blessings to anyone else’s. Believe that “no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11 Ask for His best for you in whatever situation you are in. . Don’t refuse the…

Continue Reading

How Zero Effort Beats Perfectionism by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

How Zero Effort Beats Perfectionism

I’m not a photographer, but I like to occasionally snap photos. I attempted some one day, intending to give them as a gift. If the photos were good enough, maybe the recipient would use them in advertising. So I felt pressure, albeit self-induced since the recipient knew nothing about my intentions. Some I shot quickly, but on others I spent…

Continue Reading

Familiar vs Wonder? What'll It Be? Order UP! by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Wonder vs Familiar – What’ll It Be? Order UP!

Stuff I thought I knew frontwards and backwards and eyes shut and upside down. But who cares what anyone knows? We want to EXPERIENCE it. I’m grateful that God is devoted to me even when I’m not fulfilling my duty to Him.

Empowered - When Someone Loves You Enough to Remove All Your Excuses by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Empowered – When Someone Loves You Enough to Remove All Your Excuses

Today I’m participating in Five Minute Friday, a writing community that freewrites for five minutes on a prompt. No editing. I’m going to try my darndest to actually do just that. Today’s prompt: Excuse. Look Up Sometimes’ new tagline is: nurturing Son-followers to embrace grace. I’ve been studying in Romans and realizing that grace is not an optional warm fuzzy…

Continue Reading