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About juliearduini

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of the contemporary romance series SURRENDERING TIME, (Entrusted, Entangled, Engaged,) as well as the stand-alone novellas, MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN and RESTORING CHRISTMAS. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. Her other latest release, YOU’RE BRILLIANT, is for girls ages 10-100, written with her teenaged daughter, Hannah, and is book 3 in their SURRENDERING STINKIN’ THINKIN’ series. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, as well as monthly with Inspy Romance. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to opt in to her content full of resources and giveaway opportunities.

Red, Yellow, Green Light by Julie Arduini

Last week I enjoyed a conversation with a woman at church I hope to get to know better. Her children are younger than mine, so we were talking about the youth group/teen years. One of the things I shared was … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here by Julie Arduini

I remember my first conversation with my mother after dad died. She had been taking care of people since she was a teen. Now her home was empty and “for the first morning in fifty years, I have no one … Continue reading

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New Clothes and Shoes by Julie Arduini

Happy Fall! This is typically my favorite time of year with the gorgeous leaves, smells of apples and bonfires, and cooler weather that I long for in the heat of July. I’m also done with big travels this year, so … Continue reading

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Still Good by Julie Arduini

I have a team that prays for my writing and I can’t describe how much they mean to me. They have covered me, my family, and the words I write (or don’t) for over a decade. Recently I shared an … Continue reading

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Surrendering My “A” Game by Julie Arduini

My brand is surrender. I add chocolate to the mix because that is my constant struggle and there are times we aren’t ready to surrender. I’ve been there, so my tagline is “Encouraging you to surrender the good, the bad, … Continue reading

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Family Vacation 2021 by Julie Arduini

Trying to guess how things will go after 2020 has been quite the game. We make plans and they have been delayed. We think all is well, and then find out it is not. We start to lose hope in … Continue reading

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Hydrangea Evangelism by Julie Arduini

This has been the best summer for my flowers yet. My roses bloomed for a straight month, and I see round two is coming up. I’ve had roses bloom as late as November before. The one showcase has been the … Continue reading

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The Masterpiece that is Me (and You) by Julie Arduini

One thing I look forward to when summer starts is the thought of new books. Whether poolside, at a beach, ocean, or inside under a fan, I love tackling a recent release or even my TBR (to-be-read) pile. This year … Continue reading

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That Other Thing I Do by Julie Arduini

I’ve been staring at a blank screen for quite awhile. Sadly this seems to be my new normal as I return to the routine I had before my mom passed. I sit and get ready to write, but nothing comes. … Continue reading

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Standing Steady, Standing Alone by Julie Arduini

One of my favorite things to do is share God’s word with others through Sunday School. This season I’m co teaching Elijah: Faith and Fire by Priscilla Shirer. This is one of the meatiest studies we’ve ever done, and we’re … Continue reading

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Detours by Julie Arduini

The last couple years have been full of challenges, am I right? This was my first Mother’s Day without my mom, and I’m so thankful our daughter had her junior prom that weekend as it really distracted me. Junior year … Continue reading

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The Calling One One Wants: Pioneer by Julie Arduini

I learned a few years ago there is such a thing in faith as the pioneer. The pioneer is someone who sees/hears/reads/receives information from the Lord a little bit ahead of everyone else. It’s a lonely calling full of rejection … Continue reading

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Choose the Golf Club by Julie Arduini

If this picture could talk! This was how my teen daughter, nephew, sister, and I spent Good Friday. My sister and nephew now live in what was our mom’s home, and it is 300 miles from my house. When we … Continue reading

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Introducing Proverbs 9:10 Ministries by Julie Arduini

From Julie: I recently had the opportunity to host Christine Paxson and Rose Spiller at juliearduini.com. I was so impressed with their ministry that I invited them to share more here. I hope you check them out! We are Christine … Continue reading

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Who God Can Use by Julie Arduini

There are a few hats I wear and this year one of them is a Sunday School teacher. I co-teach a class for women and although we’re still finding normal after being on forced hiatus last year, I love it. … Continue reading

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