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JOURN+AL JOTS BLOG ...

A 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

 

9:53AM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011

“Like mother, like daughter ....”

Unknown

Sweet mother of Jobwhat an incredible autumn so far!! Last weekend Keith and I had the pleasure of going to the Lake of the Ozarks with my daughter and her boyfriend, who owns a condo down there, and WHOA, BABY, can you believe it was a deliriously balmy 85 degrees?? In OCTOBER, no less!! What a gift from God.

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9:52AM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011

“A charming woman is a busy woman.”

Loretta Young

A charming woman is a busy woman ... A charming woman is a busy woman ... Yeah, that’s my mantra this week because heaven knows I am “busy,” but I’m not too sure about the “charming”!  Something deep down inside tells me ol’ Loretta and I have WAY different temperaments …

As you may or may not know, in the last week, I:

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8:50AM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother ...

that's why the world calls her grandmother.

~Author Unknown

WHOO-HOO, WELCOME TO OUR LIVES, AURORA GRACE (RORY) LESSMAN!!!

At 19-1/4" and 6.8 lbs., she's a little slip of a thing with lusty lungs!! It was touch-and-go for a while because our little girl had the cord wrapped around her neck three times (my OB/GYN daughter-in-law and proud mama says a cord wrapped around the neck once or twice is very common and not really a big deal, but three times is a little riskier, so they had to deliver Rory with a last-minute C-section. THANK YOU to each and every one of you who prayed for this delivery -- we are SO grateful to God and to you!! We have plenty of pix below, so be sure to check them out ...

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8:49AM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

I am SO sorry that I am SO delinquent in posting after the ACFW Conference, but wanted to post one or two pix to let you know I am still alive, albeit BRAIN DEAD!!

It was a WONDERFUL conference, so thank you to all of you who prayed for me. Ruth Axtell Morren's and my workshop, A Kiss is NOT Just a Kiss" was a rousing success and my Seeker dinner at my house was too, and meeting TONS of cherished friends at ACFW was SUCH a blessing as well. The ACFW Board did a FABULOUS job, as usual, and I will be posting LOTS more pix and stories in my Friday Journal Jot.

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8:49AM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

YIKES!!! I'm at the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in St. Louis and literally have NO time to breathe, much less tackle a Journal Jot right now, but I PROMISE I will post in the next day or two, hopefully with LOTS of fun pix and happenings, so stay tuned ...

HAPPY WEEKEND!!

Hugs, Julie

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