ABOUT ME

Welcome to Jewels of Life!

Hi, it’s me, Julie!
 Welcome to Jewels of Life!  Let me introduce myself.  I am pursuing a new adventure of blogging and I am delighted to have you join me in considering the “jewels” of life that we are blessed with.
The precious jewels in my life include my husband of 40 years, John who is my best friend, pastor, and mentor.  It is with his encouragement that I jump in and go with this new direction.
God blessed us with five children:  Jennifer, Josh, Jacob, Justin, and Jonathan.  The term precious jewels, defines them perfectly.  Each one has their own unique qualities that give priceless meaning and joy to my life.
They have added to my treasure chest of jewels wonderful mates: Josh (son in love), Talia and Lauren (daughters in love) and nine grandchildren:  Knox, Harris, Olivia, Whit, Eli, Zeke, Kye, Aubrey, and Zane.  What can I say?  Delightful!
The crowning jewel of my life is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He is the joy of my soul, the light of my life and gives me purpose for living.  It is Him that I desire to please in all things.
My educational background is a BA in Piano Performance.  It has been my joy to be a church pianist, organist, and keyboardist for the past 40 years.  Additionally, I have been a private piano instructor for most of those 40 years.  You know, our workplace is an opportunity; a place for God to refine and polish us as a jewel, while at the same time, use us to teach and minister to others.
I invite you to join me on a new adventure.  Let’s work together at finding the hidden jewels that are already in our lives.  Even those hard things, God can use for good in our lives.  Scripture speaks of God refining us like silver.  After going through the fire, a beautiful, precious. and useful jewel of silver emerges.
 Join me weekly for words of encouragement, Bible Study Ideas, Family Issues, Tips on Wardrobe and Make Up, Discussions on Current Events, Household Tips, and More!

Thanks for stopping by, Jewels of Life!
I would love to hear from you.  Please leave comments and feedback!
Blessings,
Julie

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18 Comments

  1. Ginny Cox Roberts

    I’m looking forward to your sharing about finding the jewels in life! Sometimes it’s so hard to see beauty in the trying times of our lives! I know that your love for the Lord and His Word will bring encouragement to all women!

  2. Rhonda Woods

    I love adventures, and thank you for this one, as I have never even read blogs before. So looking forward to this. You are a woman of many talents!! So blessed to call you friend

  3. Melissa Anchors

    What a beautifully written piece about your Grandmother and some insight into your life as a pastor’s wife, pianist, mother and grandmother. I’m looking forward to reading your sweet words of wisdom. Blessings

  4. Tracy Lochridge

    So looking forward to your blog Julie. I Love this sentence “after the fire a beautiful and useful jewel emerges”. This is a very good reminder that we all go through pain and suffering and bad choices in life but God has a plan for us if we will just listen to him and follow his lead he will clean us up make us shine just like that silver. And you have also taught me what a “Blog ” is . 😜😘

  5. Fredia Oliver

    Congratulations ! Your off to a great start . I’m excited to hear what you and the Lord leads you to say. Your wonderfully and beautifully made. I enjoy your talents,you bless others with,and all with that lovely smile and umble warm expression.😁👍

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