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…

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Can You Hear Me Now? by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Can You Hear Me Now?

Mornings at our household may or may not resemble a circus getting kids ready for school. (Parents of more than two children – my hat goes off to you.) We prep the night before, but papers teleport, shoes shrink, or clothes disappear. Someone forgets to brush their teeth or hair – or both. Murphy’s Law requires all of these things…

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Tea Party Tidbits 8 - Dangerous Safety -Is It Worth It by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Tea Party Tidbits #8 – Dangerous Safety: Is It Worth It?

I’ve recently grappled with the definition of safety: mine vs God’s. And it makes me really uneasy when I consider how dangerous real safety might be. I mean, I know the story of what happened to Jesus and he’s the one I’m claiming to follow. Where exactly are we going, God? Being free from fear and harm, and feeling certain…

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Tea Party Tidbits 9 - Feeling Fearful by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Tea Party Tidbits #7 – Feeling Fearful?

This should’ve been obvious, I suppose, but it dawned on me this week in conversation with friends why fear is a sin: it twists my perspective onto me – my abilities to handle a situation, my ability to make things turn out right, my power to change things. And plenty of situations stretch beyond my limitations and tempt me to…

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How to Deal with Paralyzing Fears by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

How to Deal with Paralyzing Fears

Fear ensures I am a constant work in progress. I’d rather be a looker upper than a fixer upper, but I’m afraid I’m both. (Like how I used “afraid” there? You can groan now.) I haven’t trusted God perfectly, but thankfully, that qualifies me to be a recipient of perfect grace. I’m so grateful Jesus came to call the sick,…

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