God is…

December 30, 2014 | My Jottings

Some of you might remember that a while back we painted a small wall in our dining room with black chalkboard paint. If you missed seeing what I drew on that wall, here’s a link to see the first one, and here’s a link to see the second one.

With 2015 two days away, I thought I would start a new chalkboard project, and here is the beginning of it:


(Our house is almost seventy years old and the walls are plaster and have a bumpy texture to them, so they don’t wipe as clean as a sheet-rocked wall would. I’m not sure why the wall doesn’t come completely clean, even with a damp cloth, but oh well….).

I plan to add one word descriptions and/or very short phrases to this wall all throughout the coming year. I know already I will write God is…. love, faithful, powerful, my Father, patient, omniscient, and so on. As the calendar pages turn on the year ahead, I want the whole wall filled with the attributes of God, and I want my own knowledge of who God is to transform into deeper experiences with Him. I use this wall to preach to myself, to remind me of Truth, and what I need to know to get through the day. My prayer is that if I’m still alive at the end of 2015, there are some attributes of God that I will have grown to know and love like never before.

I will come back and post pictures now and then of the progress, with some thoughts too.

Would you like to help me start the wall? I would welcome that. What are some words you might put on a wall like this?

Praying your week is blessed,


  1. Ginny says:

    The God of fresh starts/second chances
    If He wasn’t, I would feel defeated …
    Because He is, I will not give up!

  2. Just Julie says:

    Good one, Ginny. The God of fresh starts and thousands of new chances might be accurate too! At least for me. You are inspiring the way you love others for His sake…. xoxo

  3. Ember says:

    When I saw your question, I thought it would be easy to answer. But, oh my goodness – where to start?
    In me
    In you
    … at work in us

    I’d better stop. Paint the whole house.


  4. Just Julie says:

    Oh, you have given me several new ones, Ember. Thank you. I’ll post a photo soon. Yes, we could cover all the walls of the house! I love that thought. xoxo

  5. Carolyn says:

    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  6. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Carolyn! How could I have forgotten those? I’ll add to the wall today after I get home from the dentist. 🙂 xoxoxox

  7. Susan A. Reed says:

    My favorite attribute~
    God is faithful!

  8. Just Julie says:

    One of mine too, Susan. I put that word up there right away. I’ll take a picture soon and post it so you can see the progress. xoxo

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