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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Happy Easter & 22 MORE Favorite Quotes to Celebrate 2 Years at Look Up Sometimes by Pearl Allard

22 MORE Favorite Quotes to Celebrate 2 Years at Look Up Sometimes!

Easter is a Year-Round Celebration Hello sweet friend. If you ever visit my home, there are three simple stick crosses gracing our mantel. You’ll see them purposely mixed with every holiday and seasonal décor throughout the year, because they are my reminder that life centers around what Jesus accomplished for me and what Jesus will accomplish through me as I…

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22 Favorite Quotes to Celebrate 2 Years at Look Up Sometimes!

2-Year Anniversary Dearest friend, thank you for being a treasured friend and part of the Look Up Sometimes community. My prayer is you continually find a grace-filled breathing space here. This week marks the two year anniversary of Look Up Sometimes! Yay! The Mission Behind Look Up Sometimes I started this blog with the mission to nurture those who didn’t…

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When God Moves Faster than I Can Keep Up by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

When God Moves Faster than I Can Keep Up

Today I’m participating in the Five Minute Friday community. We’re supposed to write for five minutes and not edit. I take these rules as a kind of loose suggestion. The word prompt is: REGRET. I had a post all set to send you today, but I deleted it. Maybe I didn’t want you to know writing is a struggle right…

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7 Surprising Lessons from the Dentist’s Office

I was laying tilted back with my mouth agape, sporting the ever fashionable dentist napkin-thingy, while the dental hygienist poked and prodded with assorted tools. “Do you brush vigorously?” she asked, scraping away. I cautiously shook my head, to avoid getting stabbed. She tried to figure out why my gums  receded and commanded me to heed how hard I brushed.…

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19 Benefits of Being a Son-Follower by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

19 Benefits of Being a Son-Follower

There are plenty of things I’m not. It does me a world of good to remember what I am. Who I am. Whose I am. It’s been a week of remembering, forgetting, and remembering again. I wish I knew who to thank for the compiled scriptures. I’ve had this awhile and recently stumbled across it. I streamlined the list to fit…

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Ridiculous Love - Happy Valentine's Day by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Ridiculous Love – Happy Valentine’s Day

My six-year-old daughter, Zoe, taught me a love lesson exactly one year ago today. After she was tucked in for the night, she padded out of her room – one bare foot and one slipper-socked foot. I tensed, annoyed the finish line to my day was extended. Zoe held up the partner slipper sock in one hand and a gray…

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You Are a Priceless Gift (Happy New Year!) by Pearl Allard - Look Up Sometimes

You Are a Priceless Gift (Happy New Year!)

The other day my kids asked me which workout was my favorite? I just laughed. Honest? I hate every workout, every day. (Profuse apologies to my fantastic BeachBody coach Jaime Hall.) I don’t like to move it, move it. (Cue the Madagascar song) But there’s a driving reason behind why I’ve started exercising nearly daily, and it’s not guilt. Guilt is not an excellent driver. (Rainman fans, anyone?) …