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Julie Coleman is an author and speaker who helps people encounter the unexpected sides of God. Her encouraging message will help you:

  • Move from a guilt-based relationship with God to approaching Him with confidence.
  • Get off the treadmill of performance and enjoy God’s permanent approval.
  • Develop an increasingly vibrant, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

    There's so more to God than we think. Are you ready for the unexpected?

    From Dogwood Digest

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    Come Alongside


    You would think it wouldn’t be so hard, remembering your wife’s birthday when it falls just two days before yours. But more often than not, in our early married years, Steve forgot. It became a thing for us. I was hurt, even angry, every time I ended up having to remind him half-way through the…

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    To Know and Make Known


    My husband has many wonderful qualities. But the night I began to fall in love with him, something bigger captured my heart. It was on a walk around the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool one cool fall evening. Strolling arm in arm, we shared our amazingly common experiences growing up in the Plymouth Brethren assemblies. We…

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    Recipe for Success


    As a young bride, I determined to be an excellent cook. I collected and experimented with recipes from my mother, magazines, and potluck dinners. There were a few disasters early on: my husband still remembers with fondness a certain tuna casserole we had to choke down. But over the years I learned enough to eventually…

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    History Repeats


    Steve and I watched a British crime show last night where the chief inspector hired an assistant to research past crime histories to investigate a present crime. There’s nothing new under the sun, he reasoned. The past can predict the future. This idea resonates throughout the Scriptures. I was reading on Habakkuk this morning, and…

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    Come Alongside


    You would think it wouldn’t be so hard, remembering your wife’s birthday when it falls just two days before yours. But more often than not, in our early married years, Steve forgot. It became a thing for us. I was hurt, even angry, every time I ended up having to remind him half-way through the…

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    Kaleidoscope Perspective


    I’ve attended approximately one million writing workshops in the past decade, and one frequent piece of instruction for devotional writers has always caused me to shudder. “Start with a good story,” writers are told. “Then find a verse in the Bible to apply to it.” Lots of writers follow this advice. The results are troubling.…

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