Wednesday’s Word-Edition 109

December 11, 2013 | My Jottings

Photo 50“I am more sinful and flawed than I ever dared believe, more loved and welcomed than I ever dared hope.”

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

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This quote went deep this morning when I read it. I think my awareness of the first phrase in the quote is getting clearer these days. And that is necessary.

I think my awareness of the second phrase is growing too, but it’s still a bit fuzzy.

Seventeen below zero in our little part of the world today.

Since you stopped by here, could you please pray for us today? Thank you so much!


  1. Helen in Switzerland says:

    Hi Julie,
    I’m praying – I’ve been thinking of you such a lot recently. I hope you realize that you are quite an inspiration – and I suspect somewhat less flawed than the rest of us are. Take care my friend…and I hope it warms up a little soon!
    Helen x

  2. Just Julie says:

    You’ve been on my mind a lot too Helen. Funny how that happens. And I assure you I am not using hyperbole when I refer to how flawed I am, dear friend. 🙂 xoxo

    Thank you for praying!

  3. Shari C. says:

    You are in my heart and prayers today, Julie…may the warmth from God’s power, and the light from His love surround you and fill your home with His miraculous presence. I can’t imagine what 17 below is like. It was in the low 20’s here, and teens at night, a few days ago and I could not get warm.
    Glad you’re not a Cali wimp like me! 🙂 Love you, Julie! Hang in there…sending a million hugs across the miles to you my friend!

  4. Dorothy Sooter says:

    I will be praying, it really is the strongest weapon we have against
    Satan. After missing over three weeks of work because of the pneumonia, I went back yesterday. Give Michael a hug for me.

  5. Just Julie says:

    Shari and Dorothy — thank you both so much for your care and for praying for us! xoxo

  6. Ganeida says:

    Yes. [insert prayer icon here…]

  7. Just Julie says:

    God bless you and thank you, dear Ganeida… xo

  8. Kay in Cornwall says:

    Strangely enough, my daughter and I were having a deep conversation over the phone last night that related to the first part of this quote. (And I’ve only just this minute read this post.) Louisa had been told that when you marry, it’s as if a mirror is held up to you and you see what you’re really like, warts and all. Louisa and I agreed that we don’t like what we see in our respective mirrors!
    We will continue to pray for you, Julie. It’s a blessing to know you.

  9. Just Julie says:

    I think I am yours and Louisa’s long lost relative. Are you missing one perhaps? You’re both so right about marriage being a mirror. And Kay, it’s a privilege and a blessing to know you… xoxo

  10. Kay in Cornwall says:

    Hmm … Julie, I’ve always thought that maybe I had a twin sister and that we were separated at birth! 🙂
    Love to you all in chilly Duluth. The weather where you live seems so extreme at times, Alan and I couldn’t cope with it. We’re so used to our temperate climate here that if even a small amount of snow does fall, the whole county grinds to a halt! Even the people in England (the country next to us 🙂 ) laugh at our Cornish reaction to snow. Alan says it’s because we are virtually an island (only about 5 miles of land joins us to England) and that’s what gives us a much more moderate temperature range down here as compared to ‘up country’ (the local term for anywhere east/north of Cornwall).

  11. Just Julie says:

    Our winters are extreme, Kay. And I think the other three seasons are so beautiful somehow we stay for that. And the pure air and water here. And the beauty of all the lakes and trees and rivers everywhere you look. But Cornwall is sounding awfully good to me… 🙂 Michael loves pasties! xoxo

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