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About Julie

A happy wife, a mom on the learning curve, a daughter of the King . . .

poetry, anyone?

I decided, after the example of another “fellow poet” (if I dare to assign myself that auspicious title), to start a blog dedicated to my poetic thoughts. Enjoy . . . http://www.apaintedpen.wordpress.com

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A Haiku for the Sea

On Tuesday I stood again at the ocean’s edge.  The surf was gentle and the sun staved off enough of winter’s chill for me to walk long.  My daughter predicted it: “I know you, Mom. You can’t not go!”  Forgive … Continue reading

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Enough

I walk with my girl at the edge of the earth where the ocean rolls in and out.  There is the steady ebb and flow, just like my emotions of the last several days. I’ve been on a couple of … Continue reading

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Dance

Dance /dans/ verb an act of stepping or moving through a series of movements usually in time to music Middle English: from Old French dancer (verb), dance (noun), of unknown origin. But what if your experience defies definition?  What if … Continue reading

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Thank{full}

“Thank you,” I’ve decided, are two of the most powerful words set side by side.  This humble couplet recognizes our need.  It speaks of someone else who has come alongside to meet that need. There is that tender story of … Continue reading

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Oceanside

Thou dost rule the swelling of the sea. When its waves rise, Thou dost still them. Psalm 89:9 Last week, I walked by the ocean’s edge, listening to the rhythm of the surf, watching the rise and fall of the … Continue reading

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The Art of Good-Bye

At Christmas, Anna gave a special gift.  It was wrapped in the manner of a fresh ten-year-old:  lots of tape and a hand-tied bow.  In the paper was her first watercolor painting.  It was for Emma.  “To put in your … Continue reading

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Motherhood Unexpected

Here’s something new! A friend of mine has published a book! I remember the first time I met and chatted with Deanna. We were working in the church nursery together and she was just.plain.tired. She was nearing the end of … Continue reading

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Estonia

I stood in the rain this morning, wrapped in my polka dotted raincoat, waving and blowing kisses. They are off, headlong into the setting sun. How many waves of the sea are between us now. Yet, this is how it … Continue reading

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Always A Mama

I am sitting in the waiting room. Daughter #1 is in the small, sterile “operating” room. Within an hour, her third molars will be wrested from her jaws (I’m making it sound perfectly horrific!). She signed her own forms, adult … Continue reading

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