Author Archives : Julie Lefebure

When Trouble Appears To Be Everywhere 2

Jesus knew what He was talking about when He said “in this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33 NIV) For sure. This world is full of trouble. Broken hearts. Smashed dreams. Severed relationships. Wars and rumors of wars. Terrorist attacks. Sick bodies. Damaged hopes. Disease. Death. Disappointment. Trouble appears to be everywhere. We see […]

Not Your Ordinary Broccoli Rice Casserole

Not Your Ordinary Broccoli Rice Casserole 4

There’s a certain famous restaurant who serves the most amazing Broccoli Rice Casserole as one of their sides. It’s a favorite in our family. I could make this side my main course, and so could my grown son. As a surprise for him, I thought I’d try replicating this recipe last week. I found a […]

What Does Easter Mean To You? 5

Each Easter morning I would wake to the thrill of finding some variation of eggs expertly hidden throughout our home. My three brothers and I would wait for the go ahead signal from our parents before beginning our hunt. Once found, we’d spend a good part of the day re-hiding them and finding them again. […]

Is It Time To Rest From The Hurry? 10

Hurry. Most of us do it. Many of us are caught in its pace. hurry :: to move, proceed, or act with haste; a state of urgency or eagerness; rush; hustle; bustle Much of my life I’ve spent in hurry’s beat. It’s even possible I thrived off the adrenaline rush it gave me daily. It […]

Could You Use A Touch From God Right Now? 4

Not long ago, I found myself struggling. Struggling to be happy. Struggling to be positive. And struggling to remain hopeful. I can’t quite explain it, but it was as if a dark cloud had come from over the horizon and settled over me and everything in my life. No one seemed to experience it but […]

What Is Up With The Big F?

Pet peeves. We all have them, and there’s a good chance ours might be different. pet peeve :: a particular and often continual annoyance What is your biggest pet peeve? What is the thing that grates on your nerves or bugs you the most? One of mine is when my name is mispronounced or misspelled. […]

4 Helpful Ways To Live A Thank You Life

There’s something special about the one who lives a thank you life. You know the one. He views life with a different perspective than most. He sees the sun even when it’s not shining, and finds the silver lining when it’s unseen by everyone else. His glass is always half-full. Her words are only positive, […]