Saturday, April 13, 2019

by Julie Lavender

With hints of springtime headed our way – and even a few days warm enough to qualify as an early southern summer – I’m beginning to spot a few butterflies and skippers during the daylight hours and moths in the late evenings.

For some of the beautiful winged creatures, I ponder their identity. 

I can usually recognize the difference between the common butterflies and moths, but the skippers give me trouble.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

by Julie Lavender

My husband is an avid reader and book collector. As an entomologist by profession, he would most likely say he hadn’t met many insects he disliked.

But, I met one before heading out on my walk with God today – the dreaded silverfish. It’s my husband’s nemesis! And it was crawling on the bathroom wall!

The small wingless insect gets its name from the silvery body color and the fact that it moves in an almost fish-like motion using the antennae to wiggle along with the help of its short legs.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

by Julie Lavender

Some of my friends up north are walking in the snow, but down here in the deep south, I’m crunching through the pollen on my walk with God.

Sunday, March 24, 2019


Today, my online writing friend, Joanna Eccles, joins my website, and I know you'll enjoy her words as much as I do. I've enjoyed the posts on her website, Words from the Honeycomb
for quite some time now, and I'm glad she's allowed me to share some of her work here. Please enjoy the writing below, and make sure to visit her website for more inspirational and thought-provoking work from her. You'll be so glad you did! 

Photo by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash.

Glory Beyond the Ashes

To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes … that He may be glorified.  Isaiah 61:3 NKJV

God can change even the worst things into beauty.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

by Julie Lavender

I’m likin’ my walk with God today because I came across some lichen.

Yeah, I know – corny, huh?

Saturday, March 2, 2019


My guest today is my friend, Jeannie Waters. Jeannie and I met at a writers conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina, only to find out that we live just a couple of hours apart! 

We keep saying we're going to meet in the middle and visit....but that hasn't happened yet! But - I do get to see her very soon, in another state, at another writer's conference! 

I'm thankful for our friendship. Jeannie is one of the most encouraging cheerleaders for fellow writers that I know! And we love to support one another, online mostly, with our writing adventures. 

Jeannie and her husband are the parents of two and grandparents of four. She is published in four compilations and writes regularly for Refresh Magazine. Please visit her blog - she writes beautifully - and enjoy more of her words at

Seeking and Finding

Thursday, February 28, 2019

by Julie Lavender

With all the recent rain here in the southeast, I’ve encountered a host of mushrooms on various walks with God in the last few days.