My Mother Named Me, and God Knows Me

My Mother Named Me, and God Knows Me

I’m the first born of nine children, and my mother gave me her dad’s name but spelled Gene. I love my mother, who passed away twenty-two years ago, but my mother struggled with addictions and insanity. She was not the model of womanhood. But God gave me several women in my life as examples of […]

Fisher of Men

Fisher of Men

On one bright and sunny day, I went to church. It was a normal day, except it wasn’t. It was Family Sunday which meant my kids wouldn’t be going to their classes, but sitting with my husband and I in the sanctuary. During the message, the pastor spoke about our purpose and being “fishers of […]

When Your Child Trusts More…Than You. Grace? Or Gracious!

When Your Child Trusts More…Than You. Grace? Or Gracious!

My husband and I were on a road trip when my cell phone chirped. ”Hello.” ”Mom?” ”Yes, Julie, how are you? ”I have something to tell you. I am in the middle of a miracle. I was going to call you at the end when it all worked out, but I know you like to […]

Excitement in the air!

Excitement in the air!

  Excitement is in the air! I’m sure those of you with children know what I’m talking about. My twins, like I’ve mentioned before, have autism and are around 3-4 years old with the excitement of Christmas, which is so neat to see, because until last year they didn’t understand. Now they do, so it […]

God’s Sense of Humor

God’s Sense of Humor

I’m pretty sure God has a good sense of humor because I remember being a young believer and wife, and praying to God for patience while dealing with my daughters. Well, fast-forward to a few years later and we had our twins. I felt pretty good handling four small children at once while being many […]

Shipwrecked With Two Feet On The Ground

Shipwrecked With Two Feet On The Ground

There is nothing like going to the store with your children to add some backbone to your personality. If you don’t believe me, just watch a mom with young kids the next time you go shopping. Requests for every manner of sugar known to mankind, multiple trips to the restroom, and visits to the fish […]