Monday, 3 September 2012

Today is Julie Faraway's birthday


Happy birthday, Julie!




May this year hold the key to unlock



Beauty



Joyous moments (plenty of them)



Peace



Contentment



Wellbeing



Silence



Hope



Opportunities



Hidden treasures



Friendship



Time to dream


And the odd crazy moment



Oh, a year is a long road



The way ahead is hidden in mystery



But may you be provided for in unexpected ways



As well as finding happiness in the familiar and loved




May your hand find the hand of Jesus and never let go




May you walk in His way and never falter



And may you know yourself loved abundantly



Happy birthday, Julie xxx

11 comments:

Ember said...

Take no notice of the date at the head of this post - catch up, turning Earth - it's the FOURTH of September today - just rather early!

Sherry said...

I love all of the pictures. But, of course, I want to know where the little house is!

Is Julie your daughter? Happy Birthday!

Julie said...

Ember...Ember... Oh! I loved every part of this. I loved the meaningful wishes and the photos, the time you took to put such a thoughtful happy birthday post on your blog.

Is that my cake? I'll pretend it is. :)

In a part of my life when I sometimes feel overlooked or easy to forget (poor, poor pitiful me!) you've made me feel loved and remembered today. Thank you. *Thank you.*

You've lifted my heart today and I will never forget.

xxoo

Ember said...

Hiya :0)

Sherry - Julie is my friend in Duluth. The little house is where she sometimes goes to stay for a silent retreat. I am very envious. It's here:
http://www.paceminterris.org/

Julie - Hope you are having a really lovely day xxx

BLD in MT said...

Oh, happy birthday wishes to your dear Julie who is so lucky to have you as her friend. I QUITE liked the style of this post.

Anonymous said...

I thought I recognized a Pacem in Terris Hermitage! That is where I discovered "The Road of Blessing"
DMW

Asta Lander said...

What a beautiful thing to do for someone. What a wonderful message. Asta x

Ember said...

Hi Beth - well, Julie is a special person. If you look on my list of blogs in the side-pane, hers is right at the bottom, "Just Julie" with no icon - the format she uses makes it not load like the others for some reason; I think it's because it was made for her, it's not an off-the-peg one like Google Blogger or Wordpress. Julie's blog is an inspiration to all of us who read it, because she is a person who puts Jesus first in her life.

Hi DMW - The reason you found the Road of Blessing at Pacem in Terris is because my friend Julie put it there :0)

Hi Asta - waving! x

Anonymous said...

God bless you,Julie, that act of kindness is changing lives!
your MN friend,
DMW

Julie said...

How wonderful to meet you DMW, through Ember... May I ask what part of MN you're in? :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,
I am south of the Twin Cities in Lakeville. I have been to Pacem in Terris twice now,the second time I was particularly blessed. I was able to finish reading Ember's book that you left while there and returned it for the next hermit. It has made quite an impact on me. Thanks again! DMW