We’re delighted to introduce you to Chronic Joy Creative Contributor, Julie Jablonski, whose gorgeous images have been bearing witness to the glory of God in His creation across our social media sites.
Julie is a passionate, still-life photographer. Self-taught and still learning, she is captivated by the beauty of nature and the intricate details of every day life. Julie loves Jesus, and enjoys reading, writing, antiquing and thrift-store treasure hunting with David, her husband of more than 30 years. Now empty-nesters, she and David savor every moment spent with their son Andy and daughter Alissa and their loves.
Julie is a member of The Cultivating Project and The Joyful Life photography teams, and can be found at Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and occasionally in the pages Bella Grace Magazine, where she wrote this about turning 50:
I’m beginning to embrace these silver-gray strands in my hair.
Reminders of life lived so far
And wisdom that comes with years.
Isn’t silver something precious?
I don’t want to miss the beauty in this moment.
None of these moments are ever a promise,
But each, a precious gift from the One
Who is painting silver-beauty into my life.
“Sometimes there are seasons in life that are bewildering,” writes Julie, “ … Some things can’t be rushed, especially God’s timing. So I will wait for every bit of beauty He will one day choose to reveal. I know, without a doubt, it will be worth it. Everything He does always is.”
Soli Deo Gloria – to the glory of God alone – these are the words she uses to describe her art, and the deepest longing of her heart for how she lives her life.
Julie has graciously shared her photography with Chronic Joy since 2017. Her images bring the beauty of creation to our social media feeds and have been featured on some of our most popular notecards.