Gold Brush Stroke

The Ideal Summer (I’m Not Always In Control)

The changes of the seasons invigorate me. Spring into summer perhaps more than any of the others. As the days get warmer, I gear up for many activities I love: gardening, hiking, exploring, kayaking/canoeing. More than anything, though, late spring ushers in family time! School is out. The days are waiting to be filled with…

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No Longer Ten [Happy Birthday]

Eleven years ago (23rd), an amazing gift entered our lives. We named him Joseph Kenneth. It was in the midst of severe weather, a tornado threatening, when we were set to usher our fourth child from the warmth of his mommy incubator into the cool unknown. A precious bundle was placed in my arms that…

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Good-Bye Is Not the End but Just the Beginning

Here’s my Five Minute Friday thoughts on Good-Bye, prompted by The Gypsy Mama. Writing freely is difficult for me, but I am working on it. So although I still went over five minutes (closer to ten), I rethought and edited much less and was freer with my words. It’s a beginning! Enjoy the ramblings of…

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Blessed Interruptions

I intended to tackle an aggressive agenda Monday. I felt I needed to. A winter storm kept the children home Friday, making the prior week a rather short work week, and the pressure was mounting to complete several tasks. Plans were laid out Sunday night, a neat little assembly line of “to-dos.” In my mind,…

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Uniquely and Collectively His

I’ve been browsing through early family photos the past few days. With that activity always come vivid memories and strong emotions. Most of the pictures take me back to times of joy or sweetness, precious moments or family celebrations. Others have difficult feelings associated with them. However, each one reveals a small part of our…

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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