Father’s Day in Virginia

It’s pretty fitting that our first Father’s Day in Virginia was going to camp! I spent many Father’s Days headed to camp! I didn’t always love camp. In fact, I didn’t think I would ever send my girls to summer camp. Camp Greystone changed my mind. I even told Braxton I wanted to go with…

The Easter that binds us all

This Easter is unlike any other. We are all in the same boat. Our focus is away from the busyness, outfits, and the commercialization of Easter. Our focus is on a hurting world. It’s a new and different Easter at home without many of our traditions. Easter is still the same though. The resurrection of…

Exciting Adventure

Another September 1st marks another new beginning, another birthday, another year to plan, pray, and dream. But the most amazing part is that I’m exactly where I did not pray to be. That’s the exciting part of surrendering everything { I Mean Everything } to The One who knows what you need better than you…

F E A R

Fear is a four letter word! As a Christian who was saved over three decades ago how could I still be struggling with this? I trust God for the big things- sun rising – seasons-gravity but held on to fears. I used different verbs to conceal my fears. Words like worry and doubt. I worried…

Pentecost Sunday 🔥

Today is Pentecost Sunday 🔥 We grew up wearing red on Pentecost Sunday as a reminder of the flame of the Holy Spirit that lives within us. We celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the Father’s gift of the Holy Spirit, from whom they would…

New Beginnings

New beginnings are not just for New Year’s, New Months, or New Weeks! They can come on a Thursday the ninth day of May when you least expect it. Grief does strange things…we grieve the past, a person, a feeling, a season, or a hobby. However we hurt, we cannot dwell in that grief. We…

Two Years

It’s been two years since I started my blog and so much has changed and I thought I’d reintroduce myself for my new followers 💚 I’m Julie and I’m a busy mom learning to be comfortable in her own skin. I write about Faith, Food, Family, and our Business Journeys! Two years ago Okra Magazine…

Desperately Seeking

Peace… in this crazy life. When I smile and say No Thank You, it’s not about you but- it’s about me. It’s me desperately seeking Peace. Learning to say No is new for me and still a struggle just like defining Peace. Peace is different for each of us and the struggle is real. To…