I’m Julie, a homemaker in sunny Florida beginning my journey as a stay-at-home-mom. I love dabbling in all sorts of adventurous things in my pursuit of living an intentional life.
How it all began…
A few years ago, I found myself loaded down with debt. I was a horrible steward, both in my finances and in my relationships with those around me. I was a mess. I desperately craved a change. Then, in the spring of 2015, my husband and I made the radical decision to take on the challenge of becoming a single income family. Over the next year, we paid off all our financial debt. But, even more importantly, because of God’s rich mercy, I learned how to totally transform the priorities in my life. I left my career in education, gave my students one last hug, and resolved to be the best homemaker and mama I could be. I became a whole new woman, wife, and mother!
Ephesians 2: 1-5 seems to speak directly to my situation: “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time,gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
My passion is learning to be intentional and grace-filled on this journey that a loving God has laid out for me.
I’ve learned so much about myself and grown so much through this transition. Like any journey worth travelling, there are setbacks and side trails along the way. You can trust that I’ll be honest with you! I promise I won’t gloss over the icky stuff. I’m learning to live intentionally so that I can please my Father above. I want to share my experience with you!
I hope Jules & Co will help you to embrace your parenting adventure and inspire you to live life on purpose!