Jude Urbanski

About Jude Urbanski

Jude Urbanski’s passions are ‘people and places.’ She writes women's fiction featuring strong inspirational romance elements. Her stories invite you to heroes and heroines who spin tragedy into triumph with help from God. First published in nonfiction, Jude continues to write in this field also. Editing services complete Jude’s repertoire.

God Was In the Details

God Was In the Details

My friend agreed to host a high-school Chinese student for the school year. She had had a young Chinese girl in her home before and was looking forward to this experience also. She had even made a trip to China to visit this student after she returned home. However, just days before the new student’s […]

Dude Ranch Summer

Dude Ranch Summer

“Oh, come on, you two can do it! We’re going to.” Such encouragement, or should I say, such gentle pressure, from dear friends is what found us working at a delightful Dude Ranch in beautiful Montana one summer. That experience is a memory not easily forgotten. Below is a link to 63 Ranch. https://63ranch.com/  Realize, […]

An Interesting Thing About Friendship

An Interesting Thing About Friendship

  A girlfriend just sent this. At first, I also laughed also, but think the professor is really on to something.   An Interesting Thing about Friendship They Teach It at Stanford: In an evening class at Stanford University, the last lecture was on the mind-body connection — the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker […]

Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling

God tells us not to resist or run from the difficulties of our lives but to come to Him for understanding and resolution. I am confident that 100% of us are dealing with difficult situations. I’d like to share a unique devotional I recently received. It is Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. The past few […]

Holy Week

Holy Week

                                                      Holy Week I have been studying the book of John in Bible Study Fellowship and you may know that this apostle gives a most compassionate and heart-rending story […]

Did I Say That?

Did I Say That?

“Did I Say That?”                                                             To honor and to cherish….  Boomers and all others, do you remember when your heart knew you would cherish this person before you forever?  Maybe it […]

EGR

EGR

Recently, my women’s Bible Study was puzzled at one member’s comments about an individual needing EGR. What did she mean by EGR? Well, she explained how this person in her church always differed with everyone else’s opinion in meetings, often very annoyingly so. How it had to be his way or the highway. How there […]

Shaped on the Anvil

Shaped on the Anvil

Several of my ancestral grandfathers were blacksmiths. That job seemed to be a skill or an art, if you will, passed down from generation to generation.  Many years ago, the black- smith was an essential member of the community. His skill, fire, hammer and anvil forged tools needed to survive more easily.  Of course, with […]

Sister’s Homegoing

Sister’s Homegoing

Right after Thanksgiving, my oldest sister died. If a death can be called beautiful, hers was. In her last hours, family and her special friend were at her side. She knew us early that morning, and we like to believe she heard and felt our prayers, our touch, our singing, the Christmas carols played in […]

Aging Gracefully is the Gift of Becoming Yourself

Aging Gracefully is the Gift of Becoming Yourself

Lately, I have been musing about things like growing older, the real inner me, and how can I age with chutzpah, but graceful chutzpah! Would that we knew our authentic self when we are young, but I think it takes some age before we know who we really are. Then, some of us never hear the […]

Something New, Something Old

Something New, Something Old

My husband passed away unexpectedly two years ago. His ashes have resided on the top shelf in my closet, but in a couple of weeks he will be interred in our family cemetery, which cousins and I have reclaimed  through much effort, including court appearances. This is a bittersweet, yet joyous, time for me. Bittersweet […]

The Labyrinth: A Sacred Walk

The Labyrinth: A Sacred Walk

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/labyrinths-photos_n_4326303.html First click the link above to view various, amazing labyrinths. It was like love at first sight I must say. My relationship with the labyrinth, that is. I had known and read extensively about labyrinths long before I walked my first one. What exactly is a labyrinth? A labyrinth is a circular course leading […]

Love One Another

Love One Another

  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.                                         […]

A Sister is a Sister, but through Alzheimer’s I’m, Losing Her Twice

A Sister is a Sister, but through Alzheimer’s I’m, Losing Her Twice

I always felt blessed to have her as an older sister. I couldn’t have asked for one more dear. Not all sisters have good relationships, but we did. Funny thing is we were often mistaken as twins. We looked somewhat alike, had the same coloring and same build. Not too complimentary to me, as she […]

Our Creative Gifts

Our Creative Gifts

We may think we do not have any creative gifts, but we do. God gives some gift or talent or skill to each of us. This morning I was reading in Cherie Burbach’s  Art and Faith book on this subject. She encourages each of us to use these God-given gifts and talks how using them […]

The Gap Problem

The Gap Problem

I recently heard a sermon on the Gap Problem within churches. It went something like this. We become a Christian at Point A and live until Point B. Point B could be at our death or when Jesus returns. The Gap Problem is what we do between these points. It’s sort of like the question: […]

My New Journey

My New Journey

For the past eighteen months, I have been on a new journey. Not one I chose, but one God gave me. I have been learning how to be a widow. Now, I do not even like that word and use it only when I absolutely must. I’m sure many of you know what I’m saying. […]

FROG: Forever Relying On God

FROG: Forever Relying On God

Frogs   If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs. -Exodus 2:8   Many people do not like frogs. They only gained my favor a few years ago. A friend says frogs remind him too much of the plagues which God sent to the Egyptians when Pharaoh refused […]