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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.

Fifty Shades of Tempted by Julie Arduini

I was in a sterile, bland doctor’s office, enduring an uncomfortable procedure where the doctor kept me chatting. We talked medical stuff and the conversation turned a corner when I mentioned symptoms appeared the month I released two books. “You’re … Continue reading

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The Introvert Inlaw by Julie Arduini

I didn’t have a definition for the longest time, but in recent years it became very obvious I’m not just an introvert, I’m an introvert’s introvert. People who don’t know me well find this odd because they have seen me … Continue reading

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Called, But Not Equipped by Julie Arduini

Years ago there was a guest speaker at our church who prayed for people and had words of encouragement for some. When he got to me I remember thinking he was the real deal. In prayer he shared Christ’s heart … Continue reading

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Surrendering Time Series on Sale Monday and Tuesday by Julie Arduini

Although Ohio has seen 90+ temps already (and snow in May,) it is now summer. One of my favorite things to do is watch our daughter swim and have a book on the deck. And now, I want to put … Continue reading

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Great Staycation Idea from Odyssey Adventure Club by Julie Arduini

I want to say something brilliant. Something that hasn’t been said about all the tragedy in Orlando (first with Christina Grimmie’s murder, and of course, the horrific events at the Pulse) that would be akin to wrapping a favorite blanket … Continue reading

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The Need for Buddies by Julie Arduini

June. All year my husband and I have zeroed in on June 1st as our target date. If we saw June 1st, it meant we survived May. My last post I shared how busy May was. We did it. Both … Continue reading

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When the Creativity is Epic by Julie Arduini

My last post I shared how May is a whirlwind month full of two book releases, an out-of-state wedding, and our son’s high school graduation. I thought today I’d share part of the whirlwind, an aspect we enjoyed during our … Continue reading

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The Arch by Julie Arduini

I’ve mentioned that May is a stressful month. I’m re-releasing ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, and debuting ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. My step-son is getting married out of state, and our son is graduating from high school. There’s college tasks to … Continue reading

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The Changing Comfort Zone by Julie Arduini

As I juggle a new business venture that includes releasing two books and prepare for our son’s high school graduation, I realized that over the years there has been so much I was certain I couldn’t do, and yet, God. … Continue reading

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Faceless Book Covers by Julie Arduini

With the re packaging and re release of my first novel, Entrusted, I’ve spent weeks researching images and learning cover design. I’m not quite ready to reveal the covers for my Surrendering Time series (formerly the Adirondack Surrender Romance,) but … Continue reading

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The Information Dump by Julie Arduini

I wear a few hats. I’m a wife and a mom who juggles life as an author and speaker. Beyond writing, I facilitate a critique group and participate in another. I’m active in ministry work, this season has me lending … Continue reading

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The Presidential Election Will be Won By…By Julie Arduini

You’re leaning in, aren’t you? You want to know what name I’m going to type to reveal the winning candidate for this year’s election. Well, I don’t know. But I do believe with all my heart this: The election will … Continue reading

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Dancing Through the Changes by Julie Arduini

In my monthly newsletter I wrote how this year is my 20th wedding anniversary. It’s made me nostalgic, and when I pulled out the video and pictures, it shows clearly we were a 90’s wedding. There’s the clothes of course, and … Continue reading

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The Last Word by Julie Arduini

I remember looking up at the television as Jimmy Fallon re enacted a video he saw. It was David Bowie’s new release, “Lazarus,” and Jimmy was talking about how a couple parts of the video seemed to mimic sketches Jimmy … Continue reading

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When Writers Watch Movies and TV by Julie Arduini

Last week Maureen wrote a great post about It’s a Wonderful Life and questioning what happened to Potter and the $8,000? I remember watching The Sound of Music and of all the things I could have said, I only had … Continue reading

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