I was born in Bendigo, Victoria, AUS. Being the oldest of nine she grew up in a family who displayed strong artistic talents, yet her own artistic journey began in her forties. Her preference is acrylic paints on canvas which gives a stunning visual to reflect her life journey.
Previously I held the position of Community Outreach Coordinator and have worked in Administration for many years. I have volunteered at a number of community groups such as: Domestic Violence Action Groups, Safehouse Working Party in Clare SA, Women’s Health Advisory Group in Clare SA. Julie holds a Diploma of Community Services Coordination, Certificate IV Community Development, and is currently studying at Certificate IV in Christian Leadership at Influencers Leadership College, Adelaide, South Australia.
In January 2014 I began the process of writing a book about her journey of faith. In my book, I talk about issues of shame and guilt which caused me to hide who I really was. I talk openly and honestly about how the secrets in my life impacted on personal relationships as well as my Christian walk. I can now testify to the fact that God has forgiven and enabled me to emerged from the pain of the past and found the strength to shine.
“A compelling and readable journey of God’s Grace in the midst of struggle and hurt reminding us of His goodness and ability to restore and lead a person into hope, provision and peace to journey in faith through life’s storms.”
Graham Hore, Senior Pastor: Torrens Valley Christian Centre, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia
“Julie’s story is a testimony to the grace and faithfulness of God as she candidly shares her struggles to find acceptance and wholeness. This book encourages us all to see that God will never give up on us despite our human frailties.”
Greg Johnston, Principal: Influencers Leadership College, Paradise, South Australia
“Julie Day is an incredible part of our church, and the sweetest lady you could meet. Everyone has a story and Julie is no exception. Her story is one of church abuse, family breakdown, physical injuries and loneliness. There is nothing more powerful than an encounter with Jesus, and Julie’s story will build your faith to experience God in a new and fresh way.”
David Hall, Senior Pastor: Lifepoint Church, Adelaide, South Australia