Category: Personal Growth (page 1 of 1)

Let’s Talk About Boundaries

I was about 25 when I first learned the concept of boundaries. It was after reading the book Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. But I didn't make it much further than awareness. I didn't know how to apply boundaries to my life. As a child, I learned other strategies to keep myself safe by hiding my feelings, trying hard to just be good and people-pleasing.

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Learning to Listen

So far this month I’ve learned that I really can do 6 AM too. I was hoping by now I could say this girl is on fire, but it’s not so much the truth. Okay, so let’s do a recap. These are the days I’ve been successful in my little #icando6amtoo challenge: March 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th.

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Pushin’ It Real Good

Well Hello. It’s been awhile. The last five months have been filled with excitement and frustration and clarity and confusion and celebration and ima-gonna-just-hafta-go-through-the-motions-what-am-i-even-doin-so-help-me-Jesus-loves-me-this-i-know. I could definitely use some BALANCE in my life, but unfortunately it’s just not in my DNA.

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The Race of Faith

I used to be a runner. Back in December of 2009, I ran my first training mile. If I remember correctly, it was a bone-chilling 22 degrees and it took me 17 minutes. I was inspired by the TV show Biggest Loser and decided the night before I wanted to run a full marathon. Twelve months later on November 27th, I did just that. I ran 26.2 miles with a 12-minute pace.

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The Day I Chose to Obey

It was a beautiful spring day. The opportunity had come, the timing was more than right. It was perfect. I knew I had enough courage to follow through with it—not because of my own doing, but because of the strength given by Almighty God. It is a journey I look back on often, as a reminder of his faithfulness.

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Day 3: My Imperfect Self

My name is Julianne and I am a perfectionist.

I’d like to believe I’ve already come to terms with my imperfect self. I mean come on, I am going to be 40 soon. I feel pretty decent in my own skin–except I prefer to keep things on, thank you very much. I don’t particularly like to be reminded of my flaws.

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