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.

Reflections on the Man-boy at 15

This post has been sitting in my drafts for months, since the Man-boy actually turned 15 last June. All the ideas were there from the start, but for some reason, I couldn’t get the words out right. I’m still not … Continue reading

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Scar Stories

The scars I bear tell the story Of what has wounded me. Like the Savior bore His scars When He hung upon the tree. See here, His hands, His feet, His side My scars are buried deep inside. Can’t you … Continue reading

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Empty Peace

Peace elusive, Peace reclusive. Peace. Peace. Peace. PEACE. Chasing wind; Empty dreams. Spewing hate, Preaching peace. And we wonder: My God, WHY? Why is this happening AGAIN? Where walls divide, peace can’t abide. Politics, morality. Virtue dying, Hatred rising. The Me-Generation, All grown-up: … Continue reading

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In My Head, I am a Writer

In my head I am a writer Sitting silent at my craft Coffee warm and steaming upward Swiftly typing my first draft. Laptop open Notebook ready For my every eloquence Lines of prose pour forth before me Words of life … Continue reading

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The Business of Grief

My uncle passed away the other day, quietly slipping from this life surrounded by the people who loved him most. I was not there. It’s not that I didn’t love him, I did, but that time, when breath is labored … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Creation Cycle: A Poem for Easter

The barrenness of winter Gives way to the bursting blooms of spring. Twisted, gnarled branches Stretch out their arms For the new season of verdant shade, Protecting birds, squirrels, and me. Bulbs and roots awake from their sleep, Revealing stems, … Continue reading

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Lazarus: Dying to Live

Recently, I finished reading through the gospels. Someday I may write highlights of the many lessons I learned from that study, but for now I will share just this one. Not too long ago, I shared it with a friend … Continue reading

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On My Birthday, or, Angel on Constitution Avenue

In February, 2016, our family rented the second floor of a row house one block from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. We spent a wonderful few days exploring museums, monuments, and landmarks, but our most precious moment was an … Continue reading

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Ugh, Chores!

Chores. The word falls with a clunk from the tongue. It is neither romantic nor poetic. When we describe something as a chore, we say it with deep, heavy sighs and dramatic eye rolling. “Oh, that was such a chore.” The … Continue reading

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Blowing Bubbles

  Blowing bubbles: chasing troubles False humility: self-idolatry Floating on the wind, circle back again Time has taken hope forsaken Blowing bubbles: healing troubles True humility: solidarity Facing in the wind, forward to the end Christ awakens hope unshaken   … Continue reading

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