Thirty-one years ago my husband and I were married.  It was on the hottest day of the year in a suburb of Los Angeles.  We have been traversing through the borderlands ever since.  We started where East meets West in Hong Kong and later Taiwan.  After a few years we headed to Western China.  Then we crossed the border into Kazakhstan several years after that.

The spiritual borderlands we have been crossing are a little more difficult to describe, but just as important to the shaping of our lives.   Jesus once described the Kingdom of God as a mustard seed that grows into a large tree providing shelter for many.  Another time as yeast mixed into a batch of dough, spreading and growing.  This Kingdom we are part of is ever growing in us and through us, changing us and hopefully those around us for the good, by pushing out the darkness and brokenness in our lives and bringing light and life in it’s path.

We have three amazing children, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law.


18 thoughts on “About

  1. Your sister/cousin/friend

    Love your blog! Good job!

  2. bill clark

    I love you! What an amazing writer you are!

  3. Nathan Clark

    Love it mom! Thanks for blessing us with your wisdom that you’ve accumulated over the years.

  4. Hi – I was directed to your blog after you liked one of my posts so thank you for that. I love your words about spiritual borderlands – the description is so apt and as you write “crossing them” is a life long challenge and joy. I have lived between worlds my entire life and so borders are an integral part of that. Thanks for the picture as I go into 2012. You don’t happen to know a Stan Brown do you? He is my brother and he and my sister in law have lived in Kazakhstan for about over 20 years – back and forth now between borders. It’s amazing to me the way God uses social networking to connect people. Thanks for “liking” my post!

    • Hi Marilyn! So nice to meet you. Yes, I know your brother and sister-in-law, Stan and Tami…dear friends of ours! What a small world. They were our “part-time angels” on our first trip to Kazakhstan in 1995, taking us home with them from the airport when the person we thought was going to pick us up never showed (because he never got our email)! Amazing. I was very excited to find your post and congratulations on being “freshly pressed”. Looking forward to reading more.

  5. AMAZING!! just found out your site from Michael.I mention to him that I started to write poem and he told me that you write poem.I just go through some of them and will read it all soon.It is sooo amazing.Keep it up the good work.
    blessings and prayers,
    Our website is http://www.glorytogod23.wordpress.com

  6. RED

    Like light in a dark, long hallway, your blog and writing gives encouragement to keep looking for hope.

  7. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, liking my photo, commenting, and the follow! I appreciate it very much. I’ve enjoyed my visit here and although I’m not religious I can appreciate the beauty of your words. Thanks again for your visit – I too will be back. 😀

  8. Nice blog you have here! Thanks for visiting mine. God bless!

  9. Ugh! You write beautifully, glad I stumbled upon this, keep it up and can’t wait to see what’s next!

  10. Eleanor Smith

    These are beautiful words!! thank you so much for sharing!!!

  11. Pauline

    Thank you for following my blog and for liking my recent posts. I’ve finally taken a moment to venture over here and see that we share some similarities — our love of words, traveling, and spirituality. If my husband were still alive, we would have been married 35 years this year. It’s an amazing journey, isn’t it?

    • Thank you for comment. It is always good to find traveling companions on this journey. Keep up your beautiful writing, I look forward to reading more!

  12. Kirsten Foot

    Julie, I am quite moved by your poetry and reflections! Thank you so much f
    or sharing them.

    • Hi Kirsten, Thank you so much! I am very glad you have felt moved reading some of my writings. I always hope that will happen. Moving hearts are living and growing hearts!

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