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Return Stop

Posted in Family, Food, Health, Places with tags , , , , on September 18, 2010 by Juli Jarvis


When Sarah & I returned from Jackson we stopped at this lovely cafe by the creek in Dubois, Wyoming


I’m glad we had this special lunchtime together before going separate ways


I love warm, hearty soup!


Upon my return to our own town, there was a beautiful sunset


Sunsets are beautiful everywhere, but especially at home

Random Thanks

Posted in Family, Friends, Health, Nature, Weather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2010 by Juli Jarvis

I haven’t posted here for a while, but I’ve been noticing things I’m thankful for:


Jeremy’s new job


God is providing, little by little, for the trip to Thailand in May


Chris fearing his wrist was broken and finding out it was not


Having Sarah home for the weekend — after having all three kids so far away to four different colleges, it’s so nice to have her close enough now to return home for a weekend!


Having fun working on a musical production with teens


Lessening pain in some parts of my body & life


Another excellent Bible Study by Beth Moore, which has brought me flat on my face before Him every morning — a true learning experience in itself


Good books


Talented but humble Olympic athletes


Friends helping


Finishing my first quilt


Snow sparkling like diamonds

Thanks even in the Crisis

Posted in Compassion International, Friends, God, Health, Nature, Places, Scriptures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by Juli Jarvis


Although the earthquake in Haiti is a devastating event, and the country will be rebuilding for years to come, there are some positive things for which we can be thankful.  For one, our prayer is not for a restored Haiti (to return to what it was before the earthquake), but for a new Haiti (better than it has been in these last 200 years).  I think this is possible in God’s hands, although it may be a long time coming.  Jerusalem was 49 years in rebuilding after its destruction (Daniel 9:25), but God was Present and working the whole time.


We do not need to despair over tragedies such as we’ve seen in Haiti, for God is still on the throne, and He brings good and beautiful things even out of sadness.  Haitian people have been worshipping in the streets, and sharing what little they have with one another.  The world is finally responding to Haiti’s needs, too.


Prayer is a very real, effective and vital ministry of the church.  Still, we are not “in control” — and for that I am thankful.  God is in control and this world is not the end of our existence.


A Haitian Christian lawyer/friend of Wess Stafford’s was pulled out alive from the rubble of his office.


God has been giving me so many special scriptures throughout the week, related to Haiti.  We can have complete peace and assurance in times like this!

“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.  We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”  –1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NIV)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.   — James 1:2-3 (NIV)

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  –Romans 8:37

Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.  — Philippinas 1:12 (NIV)

When He has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them, and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice.  — John 10:4

Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.  The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. — Psalm 46:10

But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.  O Israel, put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.  — Psalm 131:2-3


Believers & children who have died in the earthquake are home with the Lord!  I saw children being pulled out of the rubble — either by relief workers or by angels, bearing them gently away to Heavenly places.  This is not just a image in my mind; it’s true!


Compassion staff members from the Dominican Republic have been helping powerfully with relief efforts.  I’m thankful for my friend, Cris, who works for Complimentary Interventions such as this in the DR.


Ephraim, my Haitian friend, and employee for Compassion, is safe!


Dan Woolley, whom I’ve worked with a bit in the past, was rescued safely from the rubble!


All 74 of the Compassion Haiti country office staff are accounted for and safe!  This is nothing short of miraculous!  I believe these and many of the sponsored children and Leadership Development students will step up to lead and direct Haiti, under God’s direction, into a much brighter future.

Little Things

Posted in Compassion International, General, Health with tags , , , , , , on June 8, 2009 by Juli Jarvis

In keeping with Brad’s suggestion that we remember to thank God for the little things, I want to add to my list the following things.  These are considered the “little” (or normal) things in life — but actually, they’re huge.  Ask someone living in poverty if shoes are necessary, or food, shelter, clothing and medications.



Brad pointed out that his Compassion child, Sabato, needed a new pair of shoes, which Brad’s family supplied.  It caused me to get up out of my chair and go look at the photos of our Compassion children, and I discovered that Enold, of Haiti, did not have very good shoes on either.  I’m sending money to Compassion with a request that it be used for shoes for him.  How many “little” blessings around us do we take for granted?  We have such an abundance of them!  But many involve issues of life and death — food, shelter, clothing, medications.  I’m thankful I can help supply these needs for children in poverty through a company that I trust implicitly — Compassion International.

In the meantime, regarding my needs being supplied —

Thank You Lord; Thank You.


Medications for all our health needs



More clothes than we need



More than adequate shelter



An abundance of food


Also — a big thanks to Ann for starting this Gratitude Community, for sharing her tears and thanks with me (I’ve shared many over her beautiful blog), and for the warm welcome!

Health — Body, Soul and Spirit

Posted in Friends, Health, Weather with tags , , , , , , , on May 26, 2009 by Juli Jarvis


Beth Moore Bible Study on Esther — today



Positive comments and support from friends!


Sunshine today, finally!


My blog friend, Chris, is reporting that he is doing better today after a tough weekend from treatment for Lyme’s Disease. Yeah!

God is good!