Category Thankfulness

He chose me and I am so Blessed

Two weeks ago today my husband, Eric, and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. It was such a wonderful day filled with romantic surprises and incredible blessings.  But there is a simple, yet profound truth that I have been pondering ever since. He chose me.  Eric chose Julie to be his wife, to have and […]


Receiving Enthusiastically

Perhaps you are familiar with this verse, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV) I have read many pieces written on being a cheerful giver.  I have been challenged lately to be a […]

Why Me God?

No, this is not a post about something bad that is happening in my life.  I am not questioning why God is allowing something painful to occur.  It is quite the opposite.  This morning I am sitting here wondering why God has chosen to bless me so greatly. There are so many blessings in my […]

Love and faithfulness of a friend

I am so thankful!  I am so blessed!  I have so many friends, so many treasured friendships. My friends are absolutely amazing.  They are filled with mercy, with grace, with love, with compassion and with faithfulness.  They are there to share tears in times of crisis.  They are the laughter in times of joys.  They […]

Thankful for tender times

As I sit here this morning, I am overwhelmed with the words whirling through my mind which I long to commit to the page.  It’s like there’s a beautiful snowfall of thoughts in my mind.  Like wonderful holiday snowflakes each thought is so lovely and I am like a kid who’s not coming inside because […]