Category Perseverance

Remaining Steadfast When You Want to Run

Have you ever experienced a time of tension in your life…when anxiety and frustration were rising, making you simply want to run away?  But, in that moment, you knew that running would be an act of disobedience, taking you away from where God wants you to be.  How does one remain steadfast when you want […]

Sustained Through Times of Strain

Ugh!  Is it only Tuesday? Tuesday is normally my favorite day of the week, but my first thought this morning when my brain started to stir before my eyes even opened was, “why is it morning already!” I’m going through this season where my days feel like an up mountain marathon and my nights feel […]

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?  […]