(in)courage guest post - No Gift-Giving Gusto Required by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

No Gift-Giving Gusto Required

After the kids were tucked in, my husband and I wrapped their gifts, chuckling in hushed tones over their gift-giving gusto for us this year. “They wrapped half their bedrooms and put it under the tree,” I said, exaggerating slightly. “I think they used up two new rolls of scotch tape just today,” my husband observed. “They’ve pointed out several…

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Yeah, Whatever - #3 Right by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Yeah, Whatever – #3 Right: The 9 C’s of Courage

If you are just joining us, welcome to the Yeah, Whatever series as we study Philippians 4:8 in a way you may have never before! (You can read the first and second posts in the series HERE and HERE.) I’ve benefitted reflecting on specific things that are true and noble. I tell you what, though, I struggled to find something…

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Yeah Whatever - #2 Noble by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Yeah, Whatever – #2 Noble

This post is part of a series called Yeah, Whatever – a reflection on Philippians 4:8. The premise for the series is that abstract concepts sound great but do us a fat lot of good unless we can start to wrap our brains around them. Therefore, each post includes a note card especially designed to help you (and me) start…

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Yeah, Whatever - #1 True 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…

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#11 - How to Nourish Your Soul & Be Happy in the Lord by Pearl Allard- The Art of Living (Look Up Sometimes) Photo Credit: Johanna Froese Photography

#11 – How to Nourish Your Soul & Be Happy in the Lord – by Pearl Allard

“Ready… Set… GOAT!!!” My nine year old laughed hysterically watching Nana’s false start to an impromptu family game of Birthday Limbo. (Apparently, this version came with equally impromptu rules.) There were several other false starts accompanied with bursts of laughter and good humored grandparents. That’s what this post has felt like trying to write – many false starts. Thank you…

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