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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.

Jesus in the Chair by Julie Arduini

In the years I’ve followed Christ in a daily way, I’ve heard about Jesus and the chair. For instance, I know of families that for Christmas set a chair for their dinner. It’s His birthday, and they want to be … Continue reading

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I Want to be THAT Author by Julie Arduini

You know the dream where you’re in a room full of people and you’re not dressed? Well, that’s how vulnerable I feel writing this post. Years ago, moments before I hit the “create blog” button that cemented my surrendering fear … Continue reading

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A Real Superwoman Sits Down by Julie Arduini

When I was in my twenties, it was nothing for me to run around work and finish all my goals in a short time. It was fairly easy, despite severe PCOS, to manage a new home as a newlywed. I … Continue reading

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But I Want to Hover by Julie Arduini

As I meet with moms who are a bit ahead of me in the parenting journey, they confess that like me, the hardest seasons weren’t the baby/toddler/preK years. No, they were the times the kids were bullied. Or, when they … Continue reading

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Rejoice Always by Julie Arduini

I’m a Bible study girl. My bookshelves are full of completed studies where I’ve poured over verses and learned new insights from an unchanging God. What I love is often I can find free online studies where videos are offered … Continue reading

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Who Do We Look Up To by Julie Arduini

As I mentioned in my last post, parenting is hard. We have a teen daughter who like most teens, enjoys YouTube and the new celebrities that are arising from that medium. If you aren’t aware, there’s a lot of drama … Continue reading

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The Ugly Parenting Fail by Julie Arduini

I don’t know about you, but I tend to take holidays as a moment to reflect. Mother’s Day was no exception. There are so many amazing memories from our wedding prayer that included my husband’s children, to playing Rock Band … Continue reading

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Where I’d Be Without Living Hope by Julie Arduini

Words have always meant something to me, long before I decided to make it my full-time focus. I was always reading, and many say, always talking. Lame confession, but lyrics are just as important to me. Maybe it was PMS, … Continue reading

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Review: The Pilgrim’s Progress Movie

One perk of writing/blogging is that publishers and agencies find me and ask if I’ll take a look/listen/watch at their product and share my thoughts. Over the years I’ve read amazing books, some not-so-amazing. I’ve enjoyed uplifting music, and watched … Continue reading

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CWA: Strong Women Tribe by Julie Arduini

My prayer for 2019 is that doors would open for me to encourage women to find freedom as they surrender the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate. I’m so thankful because one amazing opportunity isn’t just in the works—it’s … Continue reading

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Bible Study Encouragement by Julie Arduini

This season I realized I was participating in three Bible studies. Three. Our church is going through Goliath Must Fall by Louis Giglio as a small group experience. Although I read the book last year, this year I’m attending one … Continue reading

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My Budget Sparkle Confession by Julie Arduini

This is hard to write, but I promised I’d always share what God prompts me to, so if this encourages you, awesome. I’ve been in official menopause since my surgery in 2008. I wasn’t even 40, but the symptoms weren’t … Continue reading

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Tums in My Pocket by Julie Arduini

I love how God uses the daily things to teach, challenge, and inspire me. Last week of all the things to give me an a-ha moment, it was a packet of Tums. Yep. Tums. My guess is I needed them … Continue reading

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The Broken Ornament by Julie Arduini

This season I have been working on my inside. As a woman with confident faith, I didn’t think that was anything I’d be dealing with, especially since this year was significantly better than years past. Funny thing about my plans. … Continue reading

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Those Christmas Moments by Julie Arduini

Most of our family are fans of the show, The Office. We’re that classic meme where someone finishes watching The Office on Netflix and isn’t sure what to watch next. The answer? Re-start The Office. Recently we came to the … Continue reading

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