Author Archives: Julie

About Julie

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

Estonia

I stood in the rain this morning, wrapped in my polka dotted raincoat, waving and blowing kisses. They are off, headlong into the setting sun. How many waves of the sea are between us now. Yet, this is how it … Continue reading

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Always A Mama

I am sitting in the waiting room. Daughter #1 is in the small, sterile “operating” room. Within an hour, her third molars will be wrested from her jaws (I’m making it sound perfectly horrific!). She signed her own forms, adult … Continue reading

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Watercolor . . .

I have always been impressed by my friends who could create art–people like Amy.  I have also thought that “creating art” was an esoteric gift for those privileged few who had a certain instinct. Then a few months ago, my … Continue reading

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A Marriage Equinox

A few months ago, one of my engineer friends introduced me to the idea of  a “marriage equinox.”  It’s when you have been married longer than you have been single.  A few clicks on a date calculator, and I learned … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

It came to my e-mail inbox–the high school notification of freshman orientation.  You would think I would be used to this, having already sent three children to the high school.  But I got a lump in my throat and quickly … Continue reading

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The Empty Screen

Here I sit at an empty screen.  It has been a while since I’ve posted.  In that space of time, I’ve been at once busy and quiet, full and empty.  At times I have felt as if I have nothing … Continue reading

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Yes!

She had a headache.  She looked at me with that desperate gaze.  I know what this feels like–when the world is spinning and your head is throbbing and you can’t even string a logical thought together. I brought her to … Continue reading

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Tokens

Just this from Spurgeon today: “The fair earth is full of tokens of God’s presence.” And this from the Word: “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, … Continue reading

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be still

Stillness.  I find it in the quiet of the morning . . . in the hush of the night. I find it in the edges of the day. How can I find it in the middle? When there are broken … Continue reading

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in the beginning

It’s a new year.  Still, the Christmas tree shines in the corner, a sweet reminder that the joy of Christmas is meant for all days.  I’m linking up this evening with a prompt from Write Alm.  Today’s words:  “In the … Continue reading

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