Where Did You Come From?


Colored pencil Snoopy’s

Illustrations for the imaginative stories

Compiled over and over again

Told someone I wanted to be an author at no more than ten


Not sure what happened

Hope deadened

My identity

Lacked dignity

Educated and married

A mother and worried

About all things

Until one day His angels sang

A trumpet sound


My feet planted firmly on the ground

Someone bigger than me

My God whom I chose to finally believe

Led me back

To that childhood path,

Put a pen in my hand

Write stories of all kinds is His command



Good morning, Friends.

While at the novelist retreat, I took a phenomenal class in growing in Christ through a labyrinth of questions God asks in the Bible, taught by Eva Marie Everson.

This poem poured out one day in class as we were guided to answer the questions: Where did you come from and where are you going?

I did not know God or my future as a writer and speaker when I was young drawing pictures to illustrate my stories.

God in His sovereignty knew the young girl with extremely neatly printed pros on notebook pages, fringes uncut, would return as His daughter with a purpose in His Kingdom.

Whatever gifts you have from God, use them. The more we use them, the more He blesses and strengthens us for His purposes and His glory.

“As you do not know the path of the wind or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Sow your seed in the morning,

and at evening let your hands not be idle,

for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well” (Ecclesiastes 11:5-6).

In Christ,



6 thoughts on “Where Did You Come From?

  1. Julie: Your blog post brought a song to my heart and tears of happiness to my eyes! I’ve long known I’m blessed by God with tremendous talent and abundant energy. I’m still trying to learn how to best apply myself to celebrate our Awesome Lord God and help his people!

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  2. Julie, this post was beautiful in every way! The God who created you and uniquely gifted you, then called you to Himself and brought those child-known gifts back to the surface in your adulthood for His glory! You are such an inspiration! May He keep pouring into you as you pour into His people!

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