Julie Lavender

Julie Lavender is a journalist, author, speaker, former teacher, former homeschooling mom, and wife to her high school and college sweetheart, David, but her most favorite hat of all is “mommy.” Those four, previously-homeschooled students, two girls and two boys, are now college-graduated adults living farther away than she’d like. She enjoyed welcoming two sons-in-love into the family, as well as a precious grandson five years ago, and looks forward to another grandson in late summer. Julie loved being a military wife for twenty years while David served as a medical entomologist for the Navy. Her family lived in nine homes in six states before retiring from the military and settling back in their hometown, where David worked as a wildlife biologist on a nearby Army installation for sixteen years before retiring. Now Julie and David enjoy visiting the kids, traveling, putting together puzzles, and hiking. 


Julie is the author of Strength for All Seasons: A Mom’s Devotional of Powerful Verses and Prayers, Children’s Bible Stories for Bedtime, 365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning Little Moments into Lasting Memories and more than one thousand newspaper and magazine articles. She looks forward to two picture books and four children’s educational books co-authored with her husband coming out in the next two years.