Where do you live?

Welcome to my first post. Wow, what a way to get the party started. Over coffee this morning with my husband of nearly 14 years, I decided I was going to start a blog. So here I am, dog asleep next to me, Texas Longhorns on the TV, muted of course, and on hold with American Airlines, all the while going to WordPress and starting a blog. Nifty, huh?

I chose this grassy, glorious theme because I had a thought. This gorgeous meadow overlooking the ocean is where I would like to be. It is idyllic, it is picturesque, it is serene, but it’s not where I am. It is not even close to where I am. I am home, on the couch, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, it’s evening, still 90 degrees outside, my hair is dirty and I have heartburn. This is reality. This is where I live.

I want to show people in my blog that I am real, that I am a real, live, woman. I am a wife, a Mom, a secretary, and a thousand other things, but sometimes, I actually have something insightful to say. I’ve only been on this road of life for 38 years, but when you were raised in and around ministry, that time is doubled, kind of like dog years, I’m really nearly 80!

Anyway, I hope you stop by to read every once in a while. I hope I can encourage you that you are going to make it, that you’re not alone in your situation, and that God is faithful.

As you can see, after nearly 2 years of blogging, I finally figured out how to change my blog’s appearance. I am digging the new design at the top of my pages… so funky, so 2012… at least that’s what I’m telling myself.

But in the spirit of being the detail-oriented person that I am, I felt I had to address this very first post of mine because it mentions the grassy scene that was my blog cover picture for 2 years. Now the picture is gone and I didn’t want you, my awesome readers and friends, to think I was nuts. The end!


Time for another change of blog design. Hope you like it!


7 Replies to “Where do you live?”

  1. Hello! I’m the first comment on what I know will be a very successful blog of your thoughts, inspiration and musings! And I look forward to them all. My body is at present in NC, even though my heart is not always there too… With love and best to you always! -Jayne


  2. I look forward to reading more and I call you blessed and all that you put your hand to blessed, anointed and prosperous.
    Keep going, I know you have so much godly wisdom for such a young and stunning woman and look forward to hearing more.Much love and blessings
    April Lynn (Romania)


  3. Hi, Juli! I think it is great that you started a blog. I’ve really wanted to start one for a long time..just maybe, you have inspired me to do so. Thank you for having the courage to be real and to share your heart.
    Having come from an abusive background, I’ve often longed to be known..really known and understood. I’ve always wanted people to see past their perception of me..past my insecurity, and really know me…know the real me..that woman, who God has made me to be.

    I didn’t grow up in a ministry family like you, but I grew up in an abusive, dysfunctional family. I then married into an abusive marital situation. God is good. He heard my cries. Bill and Janny were the love of God in action. By the Holy Ghost, they sent me half way across the country from NJ to Missouri, to Pastor James Jones. I married a wonderful man of God in May 2009. He is a wonderful father to my girls, and a wonderful husband.
    I’ve known that I have a call of God on my life, since I was a child. You are correct; we don’t have the whole picture at once, but I hold in my heart, all God has spoken to me. ICFM was wonderful! God confirmed that call to me, once again.

    Well, anyway. I really appreciate you sharing your heart and desire to help people. Hold in your heart, all God has placed in there. It is so good to see others, who have the desire to make a difference.
    Love and appreciation,
    Kim Miller


  4. Cannot wait to read more….and as I said before, this sister gets the first copy of the book! Cannot wait…my sister is going to be famous! (or should I say infamous?) lol.


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