My two cents: Godspeed

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Thought for the day


A present from my sons from a Christmas past.

A present from my sons from a Christmas past.

Psalm 145: 18

The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him; To all that call upon him in truth.

This from Matthew Kelly in The Four Signs of  Dynamic Catholic (2012) p.31

Every day God invites me to take one small step toward him. I often resist. Other days I am so enthusiastic and excited I want to run toward him with reckless abandon and make up for so many lost days. But God taps me on the shoulder and says, “Slow down, enjoy the journey – all I ask is for one small step each day.”


My two cents: Godspeed is so underrated today in the “everything internet & instant gratification” world. When I am frustrated that the timing of things does not fit my personal understanding or agenda, that is my cue to be still and let my faith steer my state of heart and mind. God works all things to the good for those who have faith – Romans 8:28. I can choose to rest and practice patience with the joyful confidence of knowing that God’s timing is always perfect.


Joanna Jullien "Parental authority cannot be taken. It can only be lost when we surrender it."  Photo by: Christi Benz

Joanna Jullien “Parental authority cannot be taken. It can only be lost when we surrender it.” Photo by: Christi Benz


Every day I thank God for intelligent life and my faith – an app for the heart and mind that overcomes my weakness and makes fearless collaboration possible with my God, my Lord and Savior Jesus. This “thought for the day” is an expression of  faith as a practical matter, that has been circulated through the years to a private distribution of family and  friends, many of whom I met in my fieldwork as a journalist focused on family life in the network culture.  I share this “thought for the day” with the hope that the peace of Jesus will be with you now and forever. Amen.

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna ( and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.