Welcome, I’m so glad you’ve stopped by. Let me tell you a little about myself.

I have been married for 32 years to my wonderful husband Maurice.  We are blessed to have two wonderful sons and their wives.  We have two beautiful granddaughters. I am a Christ Follower, love to cook,  and enjoy the outdoors. 

My writing journey began in October 2013 when I traveled to Port Shepstone South Africa on a mission trip. It was a life changing experience. To share my trip with friends and family, I began a blog journaling my adventures.  It was an amazing experience in the Lord’s faithfulness and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve people God loves dearly on the other side of the world.

Since that trip, Christ has been working in me, transforming and growing my faith, and presenting me with new opportunities to serve Him.  I feel one of those callings is to write what’s on my heart and share my journey with others. 

I am a 3 time cancer survivor, and have received a kidney transplant in June of 2020 after losing my only kidney to cancer.

As I continue to seek a deeper abiding relationship with Christ, I hope you will come along on my journey.

Thank you for stopping by.  I would love to hear from you and value your comments.


Dear Julie,

I have heard from Maurice, my sister Lorelei, and from Rosie, that your surgery went well, that Maurice and Rosie took you home Monday, and that you have been very tired but are feeling better. I also heard that you are now going to the dialysis center three times a week for 4 hour sessions. That’s a big load to have to deal with. I am so glad that you have strong faith for God to see you through this, as well as good family support. I want you to know that your will continue to be in our prayers for God to be close to you, that you continue to heal, and that you reach a point soon where you can receive a kidney transplant.

God bless and heal you,

Ken and Sharon Bancroft


From the moment we met in group back in April 2017, I have been touched, encouraged by and drawn to you and your faith. And when I was very recently faced with the sudden loss of my sister, it was your faith and prayers that surrounded my heart and filled my soul.

I touch and agree with you and fervently believe that Jehovah Rapha – The God of Healing will do just that – heal your body and renew your spirit.

I am of the belief that the Father places the RIGHT people in our lives at the RIGHT time, for the RIGHT reason – for times such as these and I know that I know that He will work this for your good.

We thank God for the people he has placed in our lives and we believe that He will teach us to appreciate our relationships more, enjoy the journey of life and allow our light to shine brighter and brighter for His glory.

Thank you for allowing me a peek into your journey and for sharing it.

“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.” Proverbs 4:18

Arte Pelote

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