Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Today I want to honor the best Dad I know - my husband. He is a man of God who loves his children and his wife. He shows us all such grace and for that I'm truly thankful. He takes care of his family, providing not only a roof over our head and food on our table, but also supports us in all other ways, too. Happy Father's Day, my sweet husband - I am very thankful for you!

It's been busy around here. I am still trying to figure out a schedule that works for me in regards to all that I'm trying to do. I'm in the midst of a de-clutter (again and once and for all!) of my home so that it can be more comfortable for my family. I'm tired of piles of papers, magazines and all those little things that just make everything seem so messy. I'm pulling everything out of my house that doesn't fit, doesn't have a purpose, and doesn't belong. It's rather hard for me because I do have so many "pretties" and collections. However, the time has come to let it all go and let me tell you - as I do it, it just makes me feel so much better.

Things are still pretty stressful around here because of our new "boarder". She continues to say horribly inappropriate, mean and downright vicious things to all of us. It's very difficult to say the least. Our home is not our home anymore but a place where we live. It's uncomfortable and we are all on edge because we never know what she will do or say next. Keep us in your prayers.

My Bible studies have been really great and I will get into that more in another post, however, suffice to say I'm really glad I took them both and they are totally blessing me. I'm also loving working at my church office. I had to take Friday off because I had cortisone shots in both knees on Thursday (ouch!) and knew that I probably wasn't going to be able to walk around and do things I needed to do. I really missed not going and will be glad to go back on Friday. It's so perfect because it's only 3 1/2 hours and I can sit most of the time which is good for a bad back and knees. I am so happy I can serve in this way.

My sister and her husband came to visit yesterday for a few hours and that was SO nice. I haven't seen them for months and I was so glad we were able to get together. The time goes by way too quickly, though, and I'm hoping we can get together again soon and spend more time together.

There is more news, but I'm SO tired, I'm going to sign off and go to bed.

God bless you - Julie


  1. Hello my dearest friend,

    What a beautiful tribute to your sweet husband. I am sorry that things aren't going much better on the home front. Just remember that our Lord loves you and He will not give you more than you can handle. Have you heard of the FlyLady? I just finished her book Sink Reflections. I can't wait to put all of her common sense ideas to work in my home. I began to de clutter a long time ago. I could not keep up with it and school at the same time. My mom always tells me that I don't have enough out...but I have gotten better at keeping out just what I think makes my house a home. It is liberating to see spaces where before there was stuff. I am with you about the papers though...I have a bookshelf that is calling my name. As soon as we get this week under our belt I will begin to tackle those places that have been bugging me for years.

    Can't wait to hear about your studies...God bless!

  2. I am just popping in to catch up on your life.. I miss ya my friend.


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