Hi. My name is Julie, and I’m a perfectionist. [Hi, Julie.] Perfectionism is a condition I may never overcome, but I am in recovery. I slip on occasion, but I’m getting better, one day at a time. My triggers are the same as any other addict: stress, the need to belong, feelings of inadequacy, old … Continue reading Perfectionism: The Enemy of the Joyful Soul
Happy Thanksgiving! This is one of my favorite holidays because I’ve experienced the life-changing power of gratitude firsthand. Thankfulness is a year-round practice for my family - we even named our nightly family prayer sessions, “Thankful Time.” Every night, we gather together and pray, saying thanks to God for our blessings, recognizing we appreciate about … Continue reading A New Spin on Thankfulness
Do you want to know a trick to that turns blah days into great days – while also adding depth, meaning, and beauty to them? I call it a God Morning. IMHO, best beginning of anything is to start with Jesus. Seize your day and begin it with Him! My life transformed when I changed … Continue reading One Powerful Tip to Transform Your Life
God loves you and wants to perform miracles in your life! Are you ready to receive them? We're taking deep look at your answer to that question today, and how your answer affects your life. The result may surprise you. Read on to find out more!
God recently gave me a vision of me where he needs me to go and what he needs me to do in a significant area of my life, but immediately afterward, he hit the pause button and said, “Wait. Don’t move forward until I tell you to.” Anyone who knows me knows when you give … Continue reading Hope in the Wait
We’re all desperately trying to achieve that ever-elusive state known as “life balance.” It seems like it should be so easy to master, yet it feels impossible to attain. We tend to think of the different areas of our lives as cups. You might have the following cups: God, family, work, self-care, health, and leisure, … Continue reading The Truth About Balance and How to Achieve It
Photo by Josh Boot on Unsplash Today’s post won’t be long, but I pray it will be profound. Choose your legacy and choose it well. Psalm 145:4 - One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. Have you ever thought about your legacy – what you’ll leave behind you for generations to … Continue reading You are Leaving a Legacy. But What Kind?
Luke 1:37 ESV – “For nothing will be impossible with God.” God often communicates with us in seemingly random and unexpected ways, like the other day when I was scouring a beach for sea glass. Sometimes, he also asks us to do things that seem random, unexpected, and counter-intuitive. In my first sea glass post, … Continue reading Life Lessons from Sea Glass: Part 2
Several people have told me lately that they feel alone. I dedicate this to those courageous women, and to anyone else feeling this way.
God tells us "no" all the time, but it took me a long time to realize the dreaded "no" was actually the most loving response possible. Like me telling my toddler "no" when she thinks running into traffic is a great idea. We don't know God's plans for us, but He does. Today's post is about learning to trust and accept God's plan and His answers. Be blessed!