Hi, I’m Julie!

I’m quiet when you first get to know me, but I warm up fast, and my goofiness becomes apparent quickly.

I live in Wisconsin, in the bluff area surrounding the Wisconsin River.

I have been married for 17 years to my high school sweetheart, and have 5 kids. One girl, and 4 boys.

I drive a large 12 seat passenger van, and you can find me going back and forth into town chasing after kids.

I love to read, craft, and learn about anything (including God.)

I’ve been raising chickens the last 2 years. I didn’t know anything about them when I started. Sixty feathered-friends have called me mom at some point.

I am that crazy chicken lady and have plans to get more.

Why Blog?

I went through a tough season, and my faith was shaken. Did I have enough faith to get through it? I was a mess, and honestly it was hard to trust that God had it all worked out.

My mind had a lot for questions for God.

I felt alone and overwhelmed.

God did have the master plan, because through it, I have a greater faith. I vowed to use my experience to encourage with others with defeated feelings, and loss of hope like I did.

During this period, God asked me to write beyond my journal notebook. I had been hiding my struggles and putting on a mask and telling everyone I was fine.

The key to my healing was when I ditched my mask and talked about my mess. Click To Tweet

Unmasking is scary and being authentic is frightening.

I didn’t know anything about blogging. I don’t like to write papers and my grammar is questionable.

Unmasking the Mess

My blog is raw and honest. I struggle with my faith, and I am a work in progress.

Unmasking the Mess is my faith walk, but I hope it shines the truth for you also.

Journey with me in this faith walk, will you?

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Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.