I’m fixin’

Even if it’s just a little bit, even just posting a picture, I’m fixin’ to write on this here blog again, no matter how busy my week gets.

…yep, I said fixin’.

Don’t you love how you can adopt language from anywhere around the world as your own—whenever you want? I just love how they talk in the south. Even though I was born in California and raised in Minnesota (and I’m as northern a girl as they get), I love doing that in my writing because as my friends and family will agree, they can hardly drag an accent out of me in person.

I think that that is one of the most beautiful things about story-telling and writing to me. Not only do I feel free to take on whatever dialect or vernacular strikes my fancy, something is awakened and comes alive in me when I write, and I am almost a different person. Nothing else in my world does that for me.

Wait! Does that mean I’ve been dead for almost four months since I wrote here last? No, but I sure feel like my head and my heart are about to explode—and I am FULL, after neglecting my writing for so long. I hope you’ll rejoin me in the journey and walk with me again.

I’ve missed you all…



  1. gwen
    Mar 4, 2011

    my, my, my sweetie – you put that in such an elegant fashion. I can testify that this is true, the southern drawl or phrases. You should try traveling to the island of Jamaica where you pick up a bit of a Jamaican lilt. My children get so TIRED of it and say, ‘Mom, please talk normal’. HMMMMMMM, what is normal? I always thought I was normal :O)


    Julie Reply:

    Thanks, Gwen.
    I say just always be yourself, and people will get used to it… whether you’re normal or not. Haha!


    gwen Reply:

    yup – the Lord will use the vehicle that works in you to COME ALIVE!!!!! Writing for you, music for others, ministry, children or … but HE desires that we would walk in the fullness of who He created us to be. Walking out that pre-destined plan, that pre-ordained position that He has for each of us. He wants us ‘to BE’ who He created us to be.
    Someday I’ll be able to say that I knew “Julie’ back in the day.

    But the thing I know is that she’s having a love encounter with the most high God. His flames of love are burning within her, and she has the ability to write and communicate that deep love. She sees into the eyes of love and write about that. To make that world become alive and real. Not all have an encounter with the most high – to quote Kim Walker. Those flames are a consuming fire and change us into the person He wants us to be. Julie I love your gift and supply!!!!! Thank you for being who HE made you to be!!!!!


  2. Tim Burt
    Mar 9, 2011

    Glad you are “fixin” because you do some really good “fixin” that speaks into our lives!


    Julie Reply:

    Thank you, Pastor Tim! 🙂
    This really blessed me.


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