Author: Julia Sharp

  • Applying Patience

  • Posted by Julia Sharp on May 2, 2011 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • I heard a sermon on patience yesterday, probably my 3,451st sermon on patience. But apparently even after 3,451 sermons, I still have not gotten a grip on it. As our pastor began to outline what patience is supposed to look like, I found myself, feeling a readjustment coming on. It was a good reminder that … Continue reading “Applying Patience”

  • The Authentic Life

  • Posted by Julia Sharp on April 5, 2011 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • Authenticity is a pretty big buzz word right now. You hear a lot about people wanting to be authentic and have authentic relationships. Webster defines authentic as, “not false or imitation: real, actual, and true to one’s own personality, spirit or character”. I think authenticity is a great goal. However, what happens when our “personality” … Continue reading “The Authentic Life”

  • There You Are!

  • Posted by Julia Sharp on December 6, 2010 | Topics: Couples, Personal Growth
  • Recently, I sat down with a family member who asked me how my day had been going. I started to share about an afternoon of putting up the Christmas tree and drinking some delicious hot cider when she interrupted with, “Do you like how I moved that picture?”. Ouch! Now I wasn’t sharing any deep … Continue reading “There You Are!”

  • Are You Okay?

  • Posted by Julia Sharp on April 12, 2010 | Topics: Parenting, Teens
  • Most parents can identify when there is a “problem” with their child.  Behavior in school begins to decline, they get into fights with friends, or withdraw completely from them.  They might have chronic belly aches or headaches.  When these things happen we know it’s time to seek help.  However, just because your child is acting … Continue reading “Are You Okay?”

  • The unselfish “NO”

  • Posted by Julia Sharp on March 15, 2010 | Topics: Codependency, Couples
  • I’ve had several conversations about boundaries this week, both in my personal and professional life. A friend expressed that she struggled with feeling selfish when she set boundaries, another that he felt bad when he “spoke up” and hurt someone’s feelings. We avoid an uncomfortable conversation that may sting and eventually wind up losing an … Continue reading “The unselfish “NO””