COME ON WORLD LETS SING IN HARMONY

February 14, 2018


I love part of the song where it goes "I want to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony." it seems like a beautiful picture of peace to me. of gentle love bc can you imagine the world singing together? Sadly, I know that this world is not perfect and that this is not the story of the planet at the moment...

BUT. still. (tiny image of heaven am I right?)

In a previous blogpost, I asked you all what your DREAM JOB was. so if you already answered, ignore me asking again. If not, comment below bc you guys legit inspire me so much!

DREAM JOB :
DREAM PLACE TO LIVE :
DREAM LIFE GOAL INVOLVING HELPING OTHER(s) : 

I'm curious bc the world is cracking under pressure - and I know that you feel that way too. maybe not every moment of every day, but there are moments in days when you just are exhausted. that's okay, truly. my precious friend gave me sound advice on this topic recently.

there is a very valid reason to be afraid - but there is also a VERY valid God who is walking through with you. He is crying with you and holding you in the depths of despair. This is confusing. This is scary. And His character is constant. The God who split the Red Sea and multiplied a little boy's loaves and fish is the God that is holding you under His wings, and is protecting your very fragile heart. 

Yes, I cried after she texted me that.

I was also chatting with another friend lol and I couldn't decide what to post about this week. She mentioned doing a Valentines post, since I am posting on Valentines day lol. so HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FOLKS. but I was like "eh. I don't think it would turn out" bc right now I'm facing a cracking earth with the lava a little too close. God is near but fear is too. That makes sense right?...

those 3 questions I asked at the beginning of the post are really what I've been thinking about lately. mainly the last one, tbh. it makes sense that we surviving together, plugging along making it thru monday onto tuesday thru wednesday, hoping thursday won't be awful and begging for friday to hurry up so saturday will arrive, bringing sunday and then monday happens again. x52 weeks x a life

it's the truth. but
WHO ELSE IS SICK OF SURVIVING AND IS REALLY HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR THRIVING

This is my Valentine for the world. I want you all to know that God has indeed won the battle. That He is in control. That God knows. He knows your pain, your struggles, your fears...He will hold them for you.

stop waiting for the weekends in your life and live the weeks you've got. learn to sing when the you're falling through the cracks. (lol trust me i'm pretty sure its okay if the song sounds a little like a scream once in awhile)  

ALSO SHOUTOUT TO BREE WHO WAS WILLING TO GO OUTSIDE IN OUR 12 INCHES OF SNOW WHEN IT WAS 8 DEGREES FOR A PHOTOSHOOT (sorry i forgot your gloves)

so HAVE A GREAT DAY REMINDING PEOPLE YOU LOVE THEM + DON'T FORGET GOD HAS A RADICAL LOVE FOR YOU

41 comments:

  1. First off I just want to say, I LOVED this post like SO MUCH!! <3
    Secondly, THOSE PICTURES ARE ABSOLUTELY GOREGOUS!!! Where did you get your dress btw?

    Maddy || Little Bit Of Sunshine

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    1. aw thanks Maddy!
      LOL I was really happy that we didn't freeze to death XD I found it at goodwill xD its really fun bc I can legit do anything with it and not feel guilty cuz of the price haha!

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  2. *sniffs* I'm just too emotional right now to speak. *covers face*

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  3. Oh, I love this so much! It's so true and exactly what I needed to hear right now. Lately, I have been rushing through the week, striving for the weekends where I can sleep in and relax and temporarily ignore school stress. "Stop waiting for the weekends in your life and live the weeks you've got" --I love this so much! If you don't mind, I might just make it calligraphy-ized (that's totally a word, lol) and put it where I can see it every day.
    Sorry this is really rambl-y, but I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day! :))

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    1. oh girl *hugs* that is like the biggest affirmation for me. I mainly write to get emotions out but then when I have people comment with RELATE ABLE and WHAT I NEED RN it's like 1) I'm not alone and 2) we can do this together + with Christ. <3
      and girl I 100% don't mind *wipes tear* YOU'RE SWEET and I hope you did as well <3

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  4. *throws all the love your way* <3333333333

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    1. *keeps a little and throws more back at ya* xxxxxx

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  5. Those photos are soooo amazing. <3 <3

    And this post. *hugs you* Oh my word, just...I don't know what to say. YES.

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    1. JANE! YO FRIEND XD Missed ya <3 also thanks.... xD

      *hugs you also* I feel like this post is a MESS but you're so sweet girl xx

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  6. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH <3 <3 <3
    "I want you all to know that God has indeed won the battle. That He is in control. That God knows. He knows your pain, your struggles, your fears...He will hold them for you." <-- Loved this <3
    Dream job: Singer :-)
    Dream place to live: IDK, I don't really know..?
    Dream life goal involving helping others: I want to inspire people and show God's love through my music! I would love to someday be able to do that through my music as well as you do through your blog <3
    You're awesome, girl! Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

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    1. SWEET GIRL LOVE YOU SO MUCH
      xxxxxxx
      YOUR GOALS. oh wow idk what to say. I firmly believe that you already are singing and inspiring people DAILY. k <3 also you're like the sweetest darling for real
      HAPPY LATE VALENTINES XD XD

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  7. GIRL THIS WAS FANTASTIC. Also you look fantastic IN THAT DRESS OMW. love ya, Ju. XD (And this was totally worthy of a V-Day post)

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    1. GIRL YOU ARE FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love, stop making me blush. xD love ya kaya <333 (awww thanks AND WE GOTTA CHAT)

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  8. DREAM JOB : Teacher or University Professor teaching Musicology
    DREAM PLACE TO LIVE : Vienna Austria or the UK
    DREAM LIFE GOAL INVOLVING HELPING OTHER(S) : Directing a university Chapel Choir that way assisting those with their worship and producing beautiful music .. it's hard to explain as I'm exhausted. Also loved that response from your friend, it made me tear up also.

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    1. LOOK AT THOSE GORGEOUS DREAMS
      also can I live in Vienna please like goaallls.
      ikr. my friends are gems <3

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  9. First off you look amazing.
    Second off THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL I WANNA CRY
    and also: dream job - work at the pregnancy center I volunteer at full time
    dream place to live - the foothills prolly cos they're so pretty
    dream life goal involving helping others - become a certified doula (someone who helps with labor and delivery)
    anyway you are amazing and I hope you had a good Valentines Day <3

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    1. gah thank you Ash!!!
      AWW I WANNA CRY TOO (i'm a little busy to do that rn tho)
      girl..
      i love your dreams so much so much so much. I actually looked into a lot of doula information as well! I took a few courses. I'll be praying for you!!
      dude you're amazing <333333333 and SAME

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  10. Ah questions!
    DREAM JOB : writing movies/tv shows for Star War and/or Marvel
    DREAM PLACE TO LIVE : Colorado (so pretty there)
    DREAM LIFE GOAL INVOLVING HELPING OTHER(S) : mentor someone else in writing a book

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    1. DUDE I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT OF THOSE DREAM JOBS SO COOL!!!!
      reach for the stars my friend. reach xxx

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  11. God is near but fear is too. That makes so much sense to me right now. And yes, I want to thrive too - actually live, you know. But I'm realizing a lot of it is about attitude; I could be living the 'dream life' and not even realize it because I'm too busy focusing on the negatives.

    The way your heart comes out in your writing, Julia - it's beautiful. I look forward to every one of your posts. And the photos are pretty, definitely worth braving the weather for. :)

    Dream job - ministering to young people somehow
    Dream place - in a van so I can move around :)
    Dream goal - to be able to see young people accept Christ and live in freedom

    They're all pretty vague I know, but I've never been one to have my life planned, haha. What're your answers? I know God's got spectacular plans for you, friend. Keep being the ray of sunshine you are! xx

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    1. NOO BLOGGER JUST ATE MY COMMENT REPLY IM GONNA CRY ......... sigh.

      lemme see if I remember what I wrote lol

      YESSSSSS ABOUT THE ATTITUDE THING. You are so so so so right. I wanna remember that more and more.

      You're so sweet Jessica girl!!! (also I love all of your blogposts so XD)

      LOOK AT THOSE FABULOUS DREAM JOBS. just know what I'm praying and am here for you k <3

      WOAH K SO 1) why didn't I tell you my dream job in the post??? and 2) LOL IDK bc I really don't? Community - I know that. hopefully involving books and kids and outdoors and lots and lots of food. LOL *hugs* THANK YOU MY FRIEND xxx

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  12. You're sooo prettyyyy!!! <333
    Dream job: Being a professor of creative writing at a college, being a published author + poet, and homeschooling my kids.
    Dream place to live: I'm not too picky...I love the mountains + no humidity, so I'd like to stay here for a while, but living somewhere in Europe would be super cool!!
    Dream life goal involving helping others: Being a professor and ministering to the students, xD + also my kids, volunteering and giving to worthy causes.
    YOU ARE SUCH A COOL BLOGGER MY FRIEND. xxxx

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    1. aw Amelia girl <3
      GIRL THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL DREAMS. and I totally can't wait to see some poems by you. YOU'VE GOT THIS
      goooooshhhhh silly kid stop XD XD

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  13. ^^ THIS. so so so much good stuff and now i feel all warm and fuzzy inside and i just. thanks, man <3333

    dream job: pilot - because you get to travel?? literally??? everywhere???? AND YOU GET PAID TO DO IT AT THE SAME TIME LIKE HELLO WHERE DO I SIGN
    dream place to live: anywhere in the mountains would be amazingggg
    dream life goal involving helping others: volunteer as an emt - because let's be honest, the world really can't have too many of those guys. they rock.

    AND CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT YOUR GORGEOUS SELF FOR A COUPLE MINUTES, LIKE W O W

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    1. dude you have no idea how much that means to me <3333

      OOH YES A PILOT HOW COOL.
      I still have yet to see a mountain o.o
      mmhhhmm YES. YOU GO GIRL

      LOL YOU ARE PRECIOUS LOL THANK YOU FRIEND <3

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  14. DUDE did you add highlights to your hair or is it just me? Haha, for some reason I thought it looked lighter :)

    ALSO YES to this post. "right now I'm facing a cracking earth with the lava a little too close" <-- thank you for aptly describing my life right now. So many unanswered questions and looking to a unknown future is frightening, but you're SO RIGHT. God has won the battle, even if we don't see it. <33

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    1. LOL yup I did have some added. I love it <3

      oh man you too???? mmmhmm yes, I totally get you there. PRAYING FOR YOU MY FRIEND

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  15. YOU LOOK LIKE AN ACTUAL ICE PRINCESS IN THESE PHOTOS LIKE SERIOUSLY

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    1. ACK THANK YOU NABILA (I felt like an ice princess tbh XD XD )

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  16. Woah, dudette. Good post! I'll attempt to answer the questions...

    My dream job: Farming/wife and mommy. If I could have both it would rock, if not, either is amazing.
    Dream place to live: Ooh... I'd say either the Mountains or more Southern Alberta, where there's a lot of open prairie and rolling hills. *happy sigh* but I totally LOVE where I live right now. The only place I wouldn't want to live is somewhere hot.
    Dream life goal involving helping others: I'd love to hang out at the senior's home more often. They've become the forgotten generation and the dregs of society nowadays. It's really sad. Another thing I'd love to do is work at a camp for struggling kids.

    There you go, some of my dreams and aspirations. Hope you enjoy 'em!

    Janice

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    1. Thanks Janice!

      AW love your dreams but for real I JUST WANNA LIVE SOMEWHERE WARM XD XD
      ohhh yes.. me too. I'd love to read books at the home's. I LOVE READING ALOUD. You go get those dreams bc dude they rock.

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    2. Aw, thanks Julia!
      Haha, I hate being hot (like legit, it’s a problem with me). I’m always dying of heat stroke in the winter (not literally, promise) because I have too many layers (my parents and siblings would argue otherwise) and then end up walking around in -15c weather in a sweater. We were laughing one time that I’ll probably end up being a missionary to like Siberia or something because it’s cold there. Where would you want to live?

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  17. Those pictures are so beautiful!

    DREAM JOB : Working in a bakery.

    DREAM PLACE TO LIVE : to be determined, I want to travel to somewhere I've never been and fall in love with a culture and people I've never met, and make it my home.

    DREAM LIFE GOAL INVOLVING HELPING OTHER(s) : Missions work with kids, spreading God's unending love, and inspiring people not to be a afraid to love. I think especially in our generation, we can be hurt by those we love so often, that we can be afraid to love again and that's sad. I wish we would all remember to LOVE FEARLESSLY! because what is a life without the ability to love and be loved? (not only romantically, like just love y'all!)

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    1. you're the sweetest

      YESSS A BAKERY BC FOOOOOOOOOOOOOD.

      *sobs* that is beautiful wow. please tell me you'll blog once in awhile about this.

      can you please do a blogpost on that bc THAT IS THE KIND OF LOVE I UNDERSTAND BUT OTHERS DON'T. girrrrl. *hugs you* DON'T BE AFRAID TO GRASP THESE DREAMS AND RUN WITH THEM BC THEY ARE GIVEN TO YOU BY GOD. Reach my friend. run and smile and love cuz God is with you

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  18. I have a couple dream jobs XD
    -A nurse
    -A missionary
    But most important to me is becoming a wife and mother :)

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    1. ALL FABULOUS DREAM JOBS! and you seriously could combine them all!! XD You got this <3

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  19. Wowww... snow pictures! I can't wait for the day when I can take a picture of me in the snow, haha. :P (Or better yet, throw snowballs at someone. YESSS.)

    Thanks for the reminder about God's love! We can never hear it too much, or know "all about it". I've really been focusing, the past year or so, on enjoying each day (including Mondays... ehhh) and realizing THIS IS MY LIFE. I only get one shot at this. Let's make it count! And also, I'm so stoked to see what God has got in store for my life. I hope it's something crazy.

    I love questions. XD (I think I talk about myself too much. :P)

    DREAM JOB : (As I've said before) Be an actress/singer/dancer in musical theatre, on stage, touring my country, etc. *heart-eye emojii*
    DREAM PLACE TO LIVE : Well, I do like Australia a lot, but if I could go ANYWHERE, Hawaii has my heart. :D
    DREAM LIFE GOAL INVOLVING HELPING OTHER(S) : honestly, I'd love to go overseas as a missonary and get dirt on my hands working with others to help make other people's lives better, and to tell them about Jesus. (I'd love to also be able to help them medically but that's not really my forte so I would probably do a little of everything... maybe learn the native language so I could translate, since I have more of a linguistic brain.)

    So, wait, are you going to tell us YOUR answers to these questions?! :D It's been fascinating reading everyone else's answers - it excites me at how different God has made everyone, and how wonderful it is that everyone has a different dream. :)

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  20. Girllllll I've been so behind on reading your blog. Sorry about that but to the real point: your hair is flippin blond and amazing and wow. Also that dress, are you secretly a medieval princess who dances in the snow and brings beauty to the world? Okay, yep, thought so. Love your heart, Julia. Keep being you.

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