My Strength is My Story with Julie Hunt, I’m About to Get Up! Her story of persevering through loss and grief; overcoming the ultimate in despair.
Julie Hunt is a speaker, author, and creator of Smart Kids 101. In her new book, I’m About to Get Up!: Persevering Through Loss and Grief, she shares her account of overcoming the ultimate in despair.
“God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.”
Julie Hunt: A devoted wife to Kye of 11 years, a mother to two beautiful children, and together they are blest as a blended family with 7 adult children and 3 grandchildren. When she decided to become a stay-at-home mother, she created Smart Kids 101 (a DVD-based life skills curriculum for kids). Julie has educated over 25,000 children.
“Do not gloat over me, my enemy. Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.” ~ Micah 7:8
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including loss and grief. You’ll discover many gems of wisdom throughout this coffee chat. Tears were shared. Hope ignited. Sit back and let yourself hear how grace is sufficient!
- Wife, step-mother, grandmother too.
- The Rainy Day
- Love of her life
- The dreadful call
- Swirl of thoughts
- Not knowing
- The Wedding Band
- Life and Death
- Saying goodbye
- No regrets
- Valley of Death
- Nashville Country Scene
- Television Production
- Smart Kids 101
- Pit of Grief
- Caring for others
- Grandfather’s death
- Boyfriend’s death
- Brutal murder of best friend
- Unstable ground
- The Ultimate Despair
- A Newly-Wed
- The Mask
- Emotional stability
- Grieving the Loss
- Orphan thoughts
- Christian posture
- Nichole Nordeman “Legacy”
- Father heart message
- Writing her life’s message
- Walking in the prayers
“For the death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.” ~ Ecclesiastes 7:2b
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“It’s the little things you can build a marriage on.”
“We were an All-American family.”
“I knew it probably wasn’t good, but I was trusting God.”
“This will be ok because God is good.”
“That was such a gift that they forgot.”
“I went into mother bear protection mode.”
“My confidence was in the Lord.”
“Get your sword out and fight.“
“I felt a squeeze and saw a squeeze.”
“It forever changed me.”
“You just don’t know how to walk these things out. You just take the Lord Jesus’ hand and do the best you can.”
“I’m always going to swing for Christ.”
“I have a big God and I dream big!”
“I knew that God was bigger and I couldn’t limit Him.”
“It just doesn’t go away.”
“Grief has its own timetable.”
“Putting them at the cross of Jesus is what heals all wounds.”
“It’s not until I got still and got real that I started addressing those gaping wounds of my own heart.”
“I was an emotional mess!”
“But what the deficit was that I didn’t understand was fully His love for me.”
“Grace is sufficient.”
“We were created to have a relationship with God.”
What would you tell someone struggling with loss and grief?
- Get real with your pain.
- Have that conversation with God.
- Pour out your heart, real and honest.
What has your story gifted you?
- My testimony
“My testimony is going to unlock prison doors and set people free.“
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Connect with Julie Hunt; http://thejuliehunt.com
- NEW BOOK – I’m About to Get Up! Persevering through Loss and Grief
- Facebook: facebook.com/TheJulieHunt
- Instagram: instagram.com/thejuliehunt
- Twitter: twitter.com/thejuliehunt
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Music by Mandisa – Overcomer
Cover Art by Jenny Hamson