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About Julie Schwab

Julie Schwab graduated from Cornerstone University in May 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. Being from Kimball, Michigan, she enjoys tractor shows, playing the guitar, and writing. Julie is currently in the process of writing and editing two novels with hopes of starting a third soon. Although she loves writing fiction, her dream and is to write full-length Bible studies. However, her goal is to glorify God through all of her writing.

Spiritually Exhausted?

By |2019-08-12T17:14:46-04:00August 18th, 2019|

“Emotionally, we’ve sometimes worked a full day in one hour,” Zack Eswine writes in his book The Imperfect Pastor. Although he was referring specifically to the burdens pastors frequently carry, this is true for any of us. Weighty emotions and responsibilities can leave us physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted. And all we want to do is sleep...

The Lord Will Provide

By |2019-04-29T14:13:30-04:00May 11th, 2019|

My anxiety increased throughout the summer between my undergraduate and graduate programs. I love to have everything planned out, and the idea of going out of state and entering graduate school without a job made me uncomfortable. However, a few days before I left my summer job, I was asked to continue working for the company remotely. I accepted and had peace that God was taking care of me...

Understanding Life’s Trials

By |2019-04-24T12:07:28-04:00April 29th, 2019|

My friend’s father received the dreaded diagnosis: cancer. Yet, during the chemo treatment process, he became a believer in Jesus and his disease eventually went into remission. He was cancer free for a wonderful eighteen months, but it returned—worse than before. He and his wife faced the reality of the returned cancer with concern and questions but also with a faithful trust in God because of how He saw them through the first time...

The Blessing Is Coming

By |2019-03-18T12:14:27-04:00March 25th, 2019|

A friend and I went for a walk with her grandkids. While pushing the stroller, she commented that her steps were being wasted—they weren’t being counted on the activity tracker she wore on her wrist because she wasn’t swinging her arm. I reminded her that those steps were still helping her physical health. “Yeah,” she laughed. “But I really want that electronic gold star!”...

Algae and Diatoms

By |2019-01-24T13:56:55-04:00January 30th, 2019|

“What’s a diatom?” I asked my friend. I was leaning over her shoulder looking at pictures on her cell phone she had taken through a microscope. “Oh, it’s like algae, but it’s harder to see. Sometimes you need a drop of oil on the lens or they have to be dead to see them,” she explained. I sat amazed as she scrolled through the pictures. I couldn’t stop thinking about the intricate detail God put into life that we can only see with a microscope...!

Jesus Reached Out

By |2018-07-19T12:30:51-04:00August 17th, 2018|

Sometimes life gets busy—classes are hard, work is exhausting, the bathroom needs to be cleaned, and a coffee date is on the day’s schedule. It gets to the point where I force myself to read the Bible for a few minutes a day and tell myself I’ll spend more time with God next week. But it doesn’t take long before I’m distracted, drowning in the day’s tasks, and forget to ask God for help of any kind...