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About juliearduini

Julie Arduini is an author and speaker with a passion to encourage audiences to surrender the good, the bad, and---maybe one day---the chocolate. ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, will re release Spring 2016, along with ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. ENGAGED: Surrendering the Future, will release in the fall. To learn more and stay updated on the latest resources for your surrender journey, subscribe to her monthly newsletter and weekly email, available in the left sidebar of http://juliearduini.com. She lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, and a secret chocolate stash.

Follow Your Purpose by Julie Arduini

One of my recent reads was to review the book, Captive. You might remember the author, Ashley Smith, was the single mom who in 2005 was held hostage by Brian Nichols. What made her story so extraordinary was that during … Continue reading

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Books for Life by Julie Arduini

There’s so much about the writing process I never considered as a little girl pretending I was going to be the contemporary Laura Ingalls Wilder. Even when I took a college course about her life last year I realized back … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at a Book Club by Julie Arduini

I have a confession. I’m an avid reader who has never been to an actual book club. I did an online one once, but I’ve never attended one. Until this summer. The book? My own. The women’s ministry at my … Continue reading

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Adirondack Reflections by Julie Arduini

Last month I was invited to speak in Speculator, New York and share the writing process behind my Adirondack romance, Entrusted. What made it extra special was I spoke at the Lake Pleasant library, a place I used as inspiration … Continue reading

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Coffee Filters and Generic Markers by Julie Arduini

Last month I participated in our church’s women’s conference. Our keynote speaker, Dawnita Istre, was anointed and full of spunk. The worship team did an amazing job. The vendors shared their hearts for causes like A21 campaign and the Pregnancy … Continue reading

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The Inspiration of “I Run 4” by Julie Arduini

In a few minutes I leave for the annual IEP meeting to determine what helps our daughter will receive in the coming year. We recently moved so it is with a new district (we attend a Christian school so my … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and Infertility by Julie Arduini

The smell of hyacinths filled the air. Ladies walked in hand-in-hand wearing their finest clothes and holding chubby little hands. They sat and listened to the pastor talk. About them. All good stuff. Encouraging words. Inspiring message. He ended the … Continue reading

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When Words Wound by Julie Arduini

2015 so far has had a lot of “stuff” I never saw coming. I’m a thinker and as I tried to process it all I realized everything I was dealing with was word related. When I thought even further I … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Mudroom by Julie Arduini

Even though it hasn’t quite felt like spring as much as I’d like it to, I have started spring cleaning.This is our first full year in the house so it’s been fun figuring out what needs cleaning and what to … Continue reading

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Encouraging Young Writers by Julie Arduini

One of the things I promised God I would do as a writer is encourage others along the way. My take is if I can give information and resources to help accelerate their journey, why not? I’d rather view this … Continue reading

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When Moms Have a Winter Meltdown by Julie Arduini

Yesterday on Facebook I shared my random thoughts about what it’s like to be a mom in the northeast with multiple days off of school thanks to the weather. My own experience is honestly not that bad. I write from … Continue reading

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Why Brian Williams is Fair Game by Julie Arduini

I’m a strong believer of building others up instead of tearing them down. It’s a principle I use as a mom, mentor and friend. That said, the dull roar and many memes I’m observing regarding Brian Williams doesn’t bother me. … Continue reading

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Choose Your Romance by Julie Arduini

Didn’t I just wish everyone a Happy New Year? Well, I blinked and it’s time to talk Valentine’s Day! As I’ve confessed before, I love romance but I’m not a die hard romantic. You would probably catch me watching the … Continue reading

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Delayed Fruit Tastes Sweeter by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year! I missed my last December post not remembering what day it was thanks to the holiday schedule. I was also basking in what had to be one of our best Christmas celebrations to date. After we had … Continue reading

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When the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Isn’t by Julie Arduini

For me, it was 2004. I stared at the blinking lights on our Christmas tree, almost in a trance like state. It wasn’t the colors or the tree. I was shell shocked at how fast my life had changed and … Continue reading

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