Author Archives: Julia

About Julia

Welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by. My name is Julia. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a teacher, and most recently, a writer. Above all, I am a daughter of the King. I am constantly amazed at God's goodness in my life; undeserved and unlimited. Come sit and visit awhile. The teapot's always on the stove.

On That Day it Didn’t Matter

A poem for the day after 9/11 On that day it didn’t matter Who you were Or where you were from Or who you voted for Or how you got here Or where you were going On that day it … Continue reading

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Sunrise

First light Pedaling boards In the dewy shadows I am surprised By my fellow first-lighters Children, teenagers, middle-agers, old-agers All seeking the same thing: Solitude, companionship In the waking dawn To walk, run, or cycle with the ocean To our … Continue reading

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After Rain, the Rainbow

Billowing, sunless-grey expanse Flooding my miserable soul Oh Sadness, filling up my doubt Drowning every hopeful thought Soaking barren desert land Emptiness, Oh my soul Gathering clouds of celestial vapor Washing my abundant dread Rivulet streams flow peaceful, quiet Away, … Continue reading

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The Flowers are Still Blooming

Pandemic spring of my distress Giving way to emptiness Prison, shelter, refuge, home Feeling captively alone The flowers are still blooming Pandemic spring of isolation Quarantine, my deep frustration Locked in endless habitation Giving way to desperation The flowers are … Continue reading

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The Day We All Went Home

Pandemic stillness haunts my soul Stillness in the midst of strife Stillness in my quiet life The day we all went home Stillness Be still Be still and know that I am God An ancient, oft-ignored command That we may … Continue reading

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Wandering One

Wandering One, Seeking shelter from confusion and fear. Where are you going? What do you long for? Whom do you trust? Come, Seeker. Come with me. I will show you the way home. I know the Way because He has … Continue reading

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Dream Small

From the time we are little children, we are told to dream big. The world holds endless possibilities for those who can dream the dream big enough and then somehow make it happen. The power is in our hands. As we … Continue reading

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Cancer Acrostic

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The Home of Grace

This is the third post in The Grace Series. For the first and second, click here and here. Somehow, it seems that grace is the hardest to give at home, where it should be the easiest, with my own people. The man … Continue reading

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The Gift of Grace

This is the second post in The Grace Series. To read the first, click here. Freely you have received, freely give. God’s gift of grace has been freely given to me through the sacrifice of His only Son. I freely receive … Continue reading

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