I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends by Pearl Allard - Breathe Conference - Look Up Sometimes

When You Want to Give Up

Dear Friend, Wherever you are today, whatever you’re doing, may the nearness of God’s presence and His immense love for you soak deep. If you’re on the brink of giving up on something (or someone), may He bring comfort and clarity and infuse you with the strength to persist past your own limitations. Join me today on the Breathe Conference…

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Blue Gatorade, an ER Visit & Easter Ponderings by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Blue Gatorade, an ER Visit & Easter Ponderings

              We’d not intended for this brand of excitement at the end of our spring break vacation. We’d driven to Indianapolis and meandered four stories of awesomeness in the children’s museum. It was a highlight for our 6 and 8-year old. All four of us – Paul, the kids and I – seemed to…

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How Maple Syrup Transformed My View of Turning 40

How Maple Syrup Transformed My View of Turning 40

It transformed how I viewed turning forty, but it started as an ordinary field trip to the local nature center with my son’s preschool class a few years ago. A room full of curious four-year-olds, a handful of parents, and a few teachers listened to the volunteer from the nature center explain the process of making maple syrup. Two interesting…

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Calling All Quitters! Today's Your Day! by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

Calling All Quitters! Today’s Your Day!

Calling All Quitters! Today’s Your Day! This was the subject heading of an email I received. I did a double take before realizing I misread it. (Must’ve needed another cup of coffee that morning.) It actually said “calling all QUILTERS” and was advertising a sale at a well-known fabric store. That one letter L makes a big difference! I think…

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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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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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ControlGirl Review - Shannon Popkin - by Pearl Allard (Look Up Sometimes)

To the Woman Who Wants Sweeter Relationships

My Thoughts about the new release Control Girl by Shannon Popkin I was hooked from the start. I didn’t consider myself a control freak, particularly, but the book made sense of my anxiety and anger over ridiculous things. I first met speaker and author Shannon Popkin when she spoke at my church for Christmas 2015. Afterwards, we connected through her…

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