Annual Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas to all! Here is our annual Christmas Letter. _________________________________________________ Juel A. Fitzgerald has a degree in English and is a Toastmaster trained public speaker, loves to travel, walk long distances with friends, and is a driving instructor for teens. She writes in four blogs and is the author of “Lives of a Gem!Continue reading “Annual Christmas Letter”

Please Stand By Continues

I remain on please stand by mode. God has rearranged my whole schedule these past few months. Nothing has been written on book four, but I am not worried. His timing is best. Instead He has me writing travel articles and twenty-five reasons why I stay in God’s kingdom. On November 30, 2022 I celebrateContinue reading “Please Stand By Continues”

What a disaster!

I expected a dry set-of-facts type of book. But “The Ashtabula Disaster” by Rev. Stephen D. Peet in 1877 was not that at all! Because of visiting the grave site and the historic marker I knew the facts. In Ashtabula, Ohio ninety-two people of 159 perished in a train crash. In a terrible blizzard asContinue reading “What a disaster!”

Triple “No”

The altitude is 37,000 feet as I fly over the Atlantic Ocean from London. I arrived September 7, 2022 and The Queen was dead by the same afternoon. There were three things I wanted to do while on this trip, but God said “no”. Number one: I have always wanted to take the Eurostar trainContinue reading “Triple “No””


Today I was supposed to be in Orlando, Florida for an international church summit. Instead God had me on the third day of training for a Stress Protest weekend in Colorado. In addition He has me attending the Vision World Discipleship Summit which I was supposed to be at in-person virtually. A hike and aContinue reading “Training”

The Real Story

“Put the fiction aside for now and write your story.” The Holy Spirit said. On July 15, 2020 in the heat of a pandemic, “Lives of Gem! God’s Treasured Possession” was released. Thanks to God the real story has been on the market for two years. Celebrate with us by acquiring an autographed discounted copyContinue reading “The Real Story”

Please Stand By

This is the first time since high school that I have been put on Summer Break. Summer so far has been filled with riding in cars training students how to drive, four to five days a week in the morning and some afternoons. During the school year all behind-the-wheel trainings are in the afternoon andContinue reading “Please Stand By”

God’s Love Letter

My dear Juel, You are the gem I created and brought forth into the world sixty-six years ago. I have such great plans for you. I cried for you when you did not love yourself. I sent my love to you so that you could love yourself like I do. I felt your pain allContinue reading “God’s Love Letter”

Silence, Solitude, Sabbath Part 4

Week Four It was Saturday the last day of the week and I had not had my weekly time alone with God. But God worked it out. In the morning I planned to go to Weight Watchers for my monthly weight-in as a lifetime member followed by eating breakfast with a friend from church. MyContinue reading “Silence, Solitude, Sabbath Part 4”

Silence, Solitude, Sabbath Part 3

Week Three Finding time to be alone with God is hard! This week was the worst. God has my schedule full with His will for me. Eking out two hours to be alone with him was impossible. Today I was able to squeeze in walking alone with Him in a park I had never beenContinue reading “Silence, Solitude, Sabbath Part 3”