Posts about Julie Widman

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 […]

Is Your “Yes” Really a “Yes”?

Posted by Julie Widman on April 7, 2016 in Julie Widman, Uncategorized

I turned to my husband and asked, “Do you think my parents really want to come and help us clean out the attic this weekend?”  “I think so, your mom is pretty good about telling us ‘no’ when they are too busy and saying ‘yes’ when they want to,” he replied. Travis’s simple statement put […]

Upside Down and Backwards: A Dyslexic Lesson on Perspective

Posted by Julie Widman on March 10, 2016 in Faith, Family, Friendship, Julie Widman

Last spring, my son was diagnosed with profound dyslexia. He was in kindergarten at the time and while we knew that letters and writing weren’t “his thing”, the diagnosis was still startling. When hearing the news of his diagnosis, questions filled my head: What does this mean? Will he ever read? How will he do high […]

But Because You Say So…

Posted by Julie Widman on November 3, 2015 in Julie Widman, Uncategorized

A Simple phrase…that can be a game changer. “WHYYYY?” I remember groaning at points through my childhood because my parents would tell me to do something and I would talk back with a whining but forceful, “Whhhhhyyyyy?” (If you have been around kids, this should cause the little hairs on the back of your neck […]