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About juliearduini

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, as well as ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. The last book in the series, ENGAGED: Surrendering the Future, is coming soon. Her devotional, FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH SURRENDER, features the surrender themes and characters from the series. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, and starting April 2017, will be part of the Inspy Romance blog. She resides in Ohio with her husband, two children, and secret chocolate stash. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities.

The Alexa Newsflash Epiphany by Julie Arduini

I think the one thing on a lot of Christmas lists last year was the Amazon Echo Dot. Priced just under $50, this is a hands-free voice-controlled device that can answer questions, play music, control smart-home devices, make calls, create … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Refresher by Julie Arduini

November 1. It ushers in the Thanksgiving season. It’s possibly a day that starts out with a sugar hangover from October 31. For writers of all skill levels, it’s the start of NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month is a challenge … Continue reading

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Swinging on Fish Hooks by Julie Arduini

Don’t you love those little a-ha moments God gives? Or if you’re like me, sometimes they are more like ahem. I tend to listen to a sermon or read a devotion and think how the material would be perfect for … Continue reading

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Burned Lawns by Julie Arduini

Of all the weather events happening across the country, I know higher than usual temps and a sudden stop to rain isn’t a big deal. However, across northeast Ohio, autumn weather has looked more like summer. In September, there were … Continue reading

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My Fake Family by Julie Arduini

Years ago, I received a tote bag for Christmas that featured pockets to place your own pictures on both sides. It was a season where I was overwhelmed with moving, young children, and the baby was quite ill at the … Continue reading

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FREE Engaged eBook August 19 by Julie Arduini

I know towards the end of summer, many people still have travel plans and a need for a good read. I have on my tablet a load of books I want to read for enjoyment, not for writing or review, … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Julie Arduini

I honestly thought I missed a couple posts this summer thanks to a dead laptop I had to restore. One look at my list of posts and oops, I haven’t posted since the end of June! With back to school … Continue reading

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Those Specific Prayers by Julie Arduini

Last year was not my finest hour. I knew things would be busy as I transitioned from small publisher to my own writing and speaking ministry, Surrendered Scribe Media. I was aware I had one book to re release, one … Continue reading

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Ducks in a Puddle by Julie Arduini

We were driving recently when I noticed on one side of the road was a small, murky puddle. On the other side of the road was a large pond, beautiful and inviting. There waded a couple ducks, on the side … Continue reading

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High School Faith by Julie Arduini

I confess, I enjoyed school. I liked learning and for the most part, it came easy for me. If you exclude math and science. Anyway, I had a photographic memory and when I’d do my homework, I would retain a … Continue reading

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Child-Like Faith by Julie Arduini

This has been a year where I’m pouring everything I can into our children. More than basic life lessons, I’m trying to show them prayer strategies to draw them closer to Christ and believe not just in God, but believe … Continue reading

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I Believe, but I Need Proof by Julie Arduini

Every Easter season, I reflect on the disciples and their choices. Our church offers a Passion Play and no matter how many times I’ve seen it, I think about Peter’s transformation from foot-in-the mouth to feet on the ground to … Continue reading

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I AM That Mom by Julie Arduini

As I’ve shared in previous posts, it has been a difficult season for our kids. What makes it so hard to watch is it’s one of those cases where it isn’t consequences for making terrible choices. It’s a refining process … Continue reading

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Better Skills than Alexa by Julie Arduini

The one gift I heard most that was under the Christmas tree for adults was the Echo Dot. I received one as well. With simple voice commands you can have news, weather, jokes, music, radio shows, interactive stories and so … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Oscars by Julie Arduini

It’s been over a week since the Oscars and people are still talking about the jaw-dropping end to the show when during La La Land‘s acceptance speech they were interrupted and told they did not win. Moonlight was the real … Continue reading

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