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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.

The Christmas Movie that Gave Me Hope by Julie Arduini

It was 2003. We still lived in Upstate NY and the repercussions from 9/11 were moving throughout the state. My job had been eliminated from the state budget, but because I was pregnant with our second child, we knew I … Continue reading

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The Heart Seekers Series FREE on Kindle by Julie Arduini

When people ask what one aspect do I enjoy about my affiliation with Write Integrity Press, I answer that I love that we work together. One way we work as a team is through projects that are reader driven.   … Continue reading

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A Holiday Win by Julie Arduini

Julie Arduini shares her holiday victory. Continue reading

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The Bible and the Rebellious GPS by Julie Arduini

I have a Ford Escape with Sync navigation. Recently I had to update the software and with most technology, that comes with some bugs. One of the issues is that my dashboard electronic map at any moment can decide to … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Observing by Julie Arduini

Last week in a whirlwind blur, I took our two children and our son’s girlfriend to Upstate NY. It was the only time before snow flies that we could visit family, check in on my father-in-law, and help my sister … Continue reading

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When Life Isn’t Fair by Julie Arduini

Growing up, my sister and I spent time with favorite cousins. It was a respite of sorts from a chaotic season and the cousins offered zany moments and memories that are still fresh for me. My cousin, the father of … Continue reading

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Invisible Illness Awareness Reflections by Julie Arduini

Last week I dedicated most of my personal blog posts to Invisible Illness Awareness Week. I shared our experience with our daughter, a 12 year old who has been diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and Albrights Hereditary Osteodystrophy. I also … Continue reading

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Music in Writing and Reading by Julie Arduini

  Julie’s note: This was originally intended to be an article for an ezine but the project didn’t move forward. I thought I would share here with you as the theme was music. Not only do writers use music, but I do as … Continue reading

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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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