Author Archives: Julie

About Julie

A happy wife, a mom on the learning curve, a daughter of the King . . .

Christmas Kitchen

I have taken a pretty simple approach to holiday decorating, partly because I have very little storage space, but mostly because I am sort of a “less is more” kind of person anyway (except when it comes to children–smile).  But … Continue reading

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The true measure of love

Today I sit in the stillness, finally alone with my heart in the hush of November’s gloaming. The days are getting shorter.  The nights colder.  The landscape is brown and winter is coming.  It is not the time for planting, … Continue reading

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poetry, anyone?

I decided, after the example of another “fellow poet” (if I dare to assign myself that auspicious title), to start a blog dedicated to my poetic thoughts. Enjoy . . .

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A Haiku for the Sea

On Tuesday I stood again at the ocean’s edge.  The surf was gentle and the sun staved off enough of winter’s chill for me to walk long.  My daughter predicted it: “I know you, Mom. You can’t not go!”  Forgive … Continue reading

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I walk with my girl at the edge of the earth where the ocean rolls in and out.  There is the steady ebb and flow, just like my emotions of the last several days. I’ve been on a couple of … Continue reading

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Dance /dans/ verb an act of stepping or moving through a series of movements usually in time to music Middle English: from Old French dancer (verb), dance (noun), of unknown origin. But what if your experience defies definition?  What if … Continue reading

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“Thank you,” I’ve decided, are two of the most powerful words set side by side.  This humble couplet recognizes our need.  It speaks of someone else who has come alongside to meet that need. There is that tender story of … Continue reading

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Thou dost rule the swelling of the sea. When its waves rise, Thou dost still them. Psalm 89:9 Last week, I walked by the ocean’s edge, listening to the rhythm of the surf, watching the rise and fall of the … Continue reading

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The Art of Good-Bye

At Christmas, Anna gave a special gift.  It was wrapped in the manner of a fresh ten-year-old:  lots of tape and a hand-tied bow.  In the paper was her first watercolor painting.  It was for Emma.  “To put in your … Continue reading

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Motherhood Unexpected

Here’s something new! A friend of mine has published a book! I remember the first time I met and chatted with Deanna. We were working in the church nursery together and she was just.plain.tired. She was nearing the end of … Continue reading

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