Category Perseverance

Never Left Alone

Have you ever heard the saying, “the very thing you are avoiding is exactly what you need”? Today,  I do not want to write.  Not these words.  Not this topic.  I would rather let this wave crash upon the shores of the beach and roll back out to sea, waiting for more favorable conditions.  This […]

Joy for the Journey

There are times in the journey of my life that I feel as though I am stuck on Setback Street.  There is wear and tear, time spent, fuel used, and yet no positive progress seems to be made.  It’s like sitting in a traffic jam where the light repeatedly changes color, and the only thing […]

Called By Name

My name is Julie Williams.  Julie is a pretty common name.  So is Williams.  It is even a fairly common combination.  I have literally introduced myself to someone at a conference, a perfect stranger, only to discover that we have the same name, first and last. Did you know there is a website called howmanyofme.com?  […]

Calming Joy for the Anxious Mom

On Monday, June 4th, I sent this message to a dear friend of mine, “It’s much easier to say God loves our kids & has great plans for them when you hold them as little ones.  It is much harder to take your hands off and let them go walk in their journey.” On the […]

Press On, Precious Pilgrim

What do you imagine pilgrims to be like? Have you ever thought of yourself as a pilgrim? Are you picturing settlers big black hats with brown buckles eating a thanksgiving feast with the ship called the Mayflower floating in the background?   Or are you envisioning a backpack clad traveler journeying through foreign lands surrounded […]