Author Archives: Julia

She Laughs in the Face of Danger

The past couple months have been difficult in a season of daily difficulties.  Little things, usually revolving around 2-year-olds, have been getting to me, and I’ve been struggling with my temper daily. This bothers me.  Me not being cool and … Continue reading

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Cactus

Your desert landscape blows through my soul With hot and cold, complaining winds. Dry and gritty with sand, remote and barren. I see you.   I see you there, standing against the wind. Defying the elements as you cling to … Continue reading

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Stay Here.

“Stay here,” You say, “My little girl, right where I have placed you. Stay here and do as I have told. Don’t move away from here.”   “Don’t go,” You say. I wonder why You won’t allow me room to do … Continue reading

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Face the Music

I watched two documentaries this week.  One was about minimalism, and the other about happiness.  Both were very interesting to me, not very surprising, but great reminders that what we Americans pursue to make us happy are not the answer. … Continue reading

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Better

I have embarked on a journey of great magnitude and terrible difficulty. I have decided to follow Jesus. Okay, I decided to follow Jesus a long time ago, but I think I still am asked daily and even momentarily if … Continue reading

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Still More Excellent

Before I went to Uganda I had this blog post that I really wanted to write.  It was burned into my mind by emotion and the power of others’ writing and speaking.  I tried to write it in my mind, … Continue reading

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Worth It (Uganda Part 3)

Okay, so if you know me, you know that I love to do things the “right way”.  I have been reading the Bible a long time (because it is the right thing to do) and I know that all followers … Continue reading

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Endless Ball of Problems

I imagine myself like a ball of yarn sometimes.  Only, this ball of yarn is comprised entirely of problems.  I used to pull on the loose end and think, “Well, if I just unwrap this little bit here, I’ll get … Continue reading

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God Loves You

God loves you.  That’s right, I’m talking to you.  You and nobody else.  Forget about the people that you think I might be talking about, other than you, because I’m not talking about them right now, just You.  God loves you. Loves you. … Continue reading

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Regrets

I recently became aware that I’ve been holding onto regret about some decisions I made in Milwaukee a decade ago.  Someone asked for prayer about self-forgiveness, and I agreed to pray (and have been doing so) but I literally had … Continue reading

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