Posts about Julie Widman

Everyone is part of God's family Are You Willing to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Posted by Julie Widman on May 7, 2017 in Faith, Family, Julie Widman

What’s your Comfort zone? You know, that place where you feel just right? A couple of year ago I took a nine day vacation with my family—my whole family. This was the first time that the in-laws and “out-laws” all traveled together. That’s right…my parents, my hubby’s parents, and the four of us under one […]

He promises comfort Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Posted by Julie Widman on January 27, 2017 in Faith, Happiness, Julie Widman

A blanket of fog covered the road in front of us as I drove my kiddos to school this morning. As the sunshine was bright behind us, we drove into the cloud—it was dark, hard to see, and there was a stillness that permeated us. In a recent podcast, Andy Stanley said: “Parents are only […]

#FAIL

Posted by Julie Widman on September 9, 2016 in Faith, Family, Friendship, Julie Widman, Uncategorized

What did this batch of cornbread muffins remind me about my relationships? A lot. It should be noted that I followed the directions of this recipe to the letter. Every. Single. Step. Executed with utmost effort and care. I measured correctly, set the timer, used my best muffin pan. I even used the convection oven […]

You Won’t Get Clean Water From a Dirty Cup

Posted by Julie Widman on June 30, 2016 in Faith, Freedom, Julie Widman

As I spray dry shampoo on my roots for the second day in a row and straighten the ends with my hot iron, I begin to vaguely smell the peppers I grilled for last night’s dinner; a few more sprays of dry shampoo will zap that out—My hair. Will. Look. Perfect. Today! Lotions and potions, […]

A Rule Followers Guide to Prayer

Posted by Julie Widman on May 4, 2016 in Faith, Julie Widman, Prayer, Uncategorized

Would you consider yourself a “rule-follower”? I do! I proudly state: “I’m a rule follower!” as I ask my friend to go get me a diet coke at a birthday party because I’m not sure it’s allowed. (I realize this aspect of my persona has some major downsides). When the disciples asked, “Jesus teach us […]