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.

Precious Sacrifice

  Precious sacrifice On the altar of my vice. Kicking, churning deep within; Only God can see my sin.   Mother-heart multiplied Beneath my breast and deep inside. Now the heart is punctured through; I saw nothing else to do. … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Living Sacrifice

Motherhood: “…to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone Scrubbing Washing Folding Chopping Mixing Cooking Wiping Rubbing Holding Chasing Tending Training Giving Hugging Kissing Praying Caring Living Leading Guiding LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING … Continue reading

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Redefining, most confining. Turn around, life’s upside down. Love is lost, left alone. Expectation to move on. Easy said, harder done. You were here, forever gone. Emptiness envelopes me. Loneliness, my legacy. Redefining, most refining. Christ in me, my joy … Continue reading

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Overcome by Darkness – Part 2 More Than Conqueror

Depression is the cancer of the soul. Infecting. Inflicting. Consuming. It comes quietly, inch by inch, until the consumption is too much. Mentally and emotionally well people do not suddenly become depressed. The progression is slow, almost imperceptible. O Lord, … Continue reading

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Overcome by Darkness – Part 1: The Dark Sea

Dark sea of confusion and fear, ebbing and flowing in the mind, rolling like waves through the storms of life. When that dark sea becomes placid, thick waters pull down into the depths where the surface is always out of … Continue reading

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Blessings from His Garden

I have had the privilege recently of speaking at the memorial services of two very important people in my life: my father-in-law and my grandmother. These experiences have prompted me to think about those I am still blessed to have … Continue reading

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In Memory of Dad on Father’s Day

On May 31st our family celebrated the life, ministry, and faith of John’s father, Jack Raudenbush. John spoke about his dad with his sisters, Katie sang “In Christ Alone” with her cousins, and I had the privilege of representing Jack’s … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandma

Today we celebrated the life and faith of my grandma, the beautiful Hazel May Barker Walker. She passed into glory on the same day she entered the world, May 21st. She lived 96 blessed years, and is now in the … Continue reading

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My Jesus, I Love Thee

The familiar hymns of childhood reflect the enduring truths of my ever-deepening faith. There are many songs that beautifully articulate what my heart could not say, but┬áMy Jesus I Love Thee has been my favorite since I was a teenager: … Continue reading

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Lessons from Samuel – Part 3 (1 Chronicles)

The book of 1 Chronicles is not exactly easy reading, but it parallels portions of 1 and 2 Samuel, so it is incorporated in the Desiring God’s Own Heart Bible study. There are lots of genealogies and lists of tribes … Continue reading

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