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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.

Unmet Expectations by Julie Arduini

The last time I posted, I shared that my word for 2017 is transformation. I mentioned the different ways I thought it would play out, and already I’m seeing in some ways I was right on track, and others, not … Continue reading

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2017 Word of the Year: Transformation by Julie Arduini

Some do resolutions, I do word of the year. Around September I start praying and watching for confirmation. Sometimes the words come later in the year, and I’ve had them as early as October. That was the case for this … Continue reading

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The Wrapped Christmas Movies by Julie Arduini

I glanced at the post most likely on Facebook or Pinterest and kept scrolling. Our eighteen year old, loyal in keeping and creating traditions, showed me the same post and announced he was going to do it. What’s our new … Continue reading

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The Catapult by Julie Arduini

My goodness, where did this year go? In some ways it has felt so long, and yet, I know I missed posting here because it has been so busy. I pray life is treating you well. A couple weeks ago … Continue reading

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October Causes by Julie Arduini

Twenty-seven causes and awareness campaigns. That’s what I saw when I Googled this month and the awareness campaigns. I thought I would share a couple that are personal to me, and offer encouragement if those are your reality. National Bullying … Continue reading

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The Phenomenon Behind “This is Us” by Julie Arduini

  If you’re like me, last night you were hoping the VP debates would pause so that NBC could present This is Us, the new drama Tuesday nights that has me hook, line, and sinker. If you haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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My eBooks are FREE Saturday! By: Julie Arduini

My eBooks are FREE  Saturday! There are writing moments I ask why. Why am I writing when life is pulling me so many directions? Why write if the words are hard to come by? Why write when it is so … Continue reading

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Flirting with My Ex by Julie Arduini

You know authors can be a tad dramatic, right? Such is the case with yours truly. The post title isn’t as scandalous as it sounds, but it was an awesome lesson I needed. This is our son’s first semester of … Continue reading

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Lesson in Rejection from Julie Arduini

Although I love writing fiction, I also love teaching Bible studies. So far I don’t feel the call to write them, a la Beth Moore or Lysa TerKeurst, I’d rather purchase their materials and teach on them all day long. … Continue reading

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Book Club Revelations by Julie Arduini

I spent the last few Tuesday evenings with a group of ladies from my church talking about my latest release, ENTANGLED. I admit, the thought of a book club where I’m the author and the attendees are people I’m acquainted … Continue reading

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Olympic Takeaways by Julie Arduini

Like most of you, I’m staying up way too late watching the Olympic coverage. I admitted on Facebook that usually it is straight-up patriotic fever that has me so captivated. This year, the drama and backstories have captured my attention. … Continue reading

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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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