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A weekly journal where you can learn what I'm up to on my books, giveaways, fun things I'm doing or even my own personal devotional for the day. It's a broad mix of what's on my mind, allowing me to feel a little bit closer to some of the most important people in my life -- YOU! So please stop by from time to time, and if you have questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you via the "Contact Julie" tab or via my Facebook page.  Hugs, Julie

 

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Now all glory be to God,

Who by his mighty power at work within us

is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream—

infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.

-- Ephesians 3:20, Living Bible

WOW! WOW! WOW!

There is absolutely no better Scripture I can post right now than the one above because this is exactly what God did for me with my family this last week. And you know what? It's all because of prayer -- yours, my family's, my friends', and mine!

The family problems I referred to in my last Journal Jots blog were so devastating to me, that I truly wondered if we would ever get past them or if they would fracture our family forever. But as I mentioned then, God reminded me that it's in HIS name that the desires of our heart lie, and boy oh boy, was He telling the truth!! He gave me such a peace, that I knew, that I knew, that I knew He would turn it around, even when both Keith and I couldn't really see how.

I won't go into details, but suffice it to say that it was one of the best weeks of my life, and I hope my kids' lives too. So I want to thank each and every one of you who uttered a prayer on my behalf, because YOU are part of the reason my family has been restored.

Instead of rambling on, I'd like to share a video my talented son-in-law Nate put together without any of us being aware, giving you a glimpse -- through the video and the amazing lyrics from the song "Amen" by Dave Barnes -- just how much God blessed our weekend. Not only by arranging for a dear friend to sell us her 15-year-old boat that looks almost like brand new, but healing each of us so we could enjoy the time we spent together.

Thank you for your prayers from the bottom of my heart. God is good!!

LESSMAN LAKE TRIP VIDEO

Hugs,

Julie

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!

ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT to get your hands on Mitch & Charity's novella, A Whisper of Hope in the Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection, for the reduced price of only 99 cents! Not only do you get to see what plots Charity is cooking up now, but you get to read novellas by seven other award-winning authors (including the Hope for the Holidays Contemporary Collection, which is also on sale), so it's basically less than 20 cents a novella.

And remember, if you post a review for A Whisper of Hope or any of my books, let me know so I can enter you in my contest to have a character named after you in my next book, Unfailing Love, book 1 in the Isle of Hope series which releases this fall. I'll announce the winner in my next newsletter which will also come out this fall. Here are the links -- please spread the word! Sale ends at midnight on July 31st.

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RARE BLOG INTERVIEW/GIVEAWAY!!

Join me AUGUST 4-9 OF NEXT WEEK for a rare interview on the aTransParentMom blog. I will be giving away winner's choice of any of my books, including a copy of my latest novel, Unfailing Love, from the Isle of Hope series, so the winner will be the first reader to get it. Here's the link -- hope to see you there then.  

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