Feeling Dumb

  Challenges Women Face April 4, 2017 Dear Julie: Well, the Christian guy I’ve been talking to turned out not to be all that Christian. My stomach has been turning and now I really feel bad about myself because when I checked his criminal background, wow that just put the icing on the cake! I feel really dumb. How could I be so dumb to play all into that? –Feeling Dumb ***** Dear Feeling Dumb: We are... read more

Searching for Happiness

Challenges Women Face September 16, 2016 Dear Julie: About 10 months ago me and my one and only guy best friend of 10+ years decided to try a relationship. Me personally, I knew that he was a handful considering everything we would discuss about his female partners over time. Thinking I meant way more to him and he loved me just as much as I loved him, I just knew that it would work with no problem. About... read more


Meeting Our Challenges Head-On! January 5, 2016 Hi Julie: I’m completely heartbroken. My boyfriend and I broke up yesterday. Everything we’ve built is now tumbled onto the ground, how hard I tried to make it work doesn’t mean anything anymore, everything I did for him doesn’t mean anything, I gave myself to him and now that’s gone and irreplaceable, and my love for him will... read more

A String of Selah Pearls – Psalm 84:4

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”    Psalm 84:4 “Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.  Selah.” Meditation I want to live in God’s house.  I want to... read more

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Today is Mary’s birthday! We’ve been friends since 8th grade, college roommates, and lifelong buds. Eight years ago we took the trip of a lifetime, backpacking together (just the two of us) in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Flying stand-by, we ended up in first class. Lugging our clothes on our backs, we ended up in posh hotels. (There’s too much story to go into–but let me tell... read more