Tag Archives: Beauty

The Ugly Parenting Fail by Julie Arduini

I don’t know about you, but I tend to take holidays as a moment to reflect. Mother’s Day was no exception. There are so many amazing memories from our wedding prayer that included my husband’s children, to playing Rock Band … Continue reading

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My Budget Sparkle Confession by Julie Arduini

This is hard to write, but I promised I’d always share what God prompts me to, so if this encourages you, awesome. I’ve been in official menopause since my surgery in 2008. I wasn’t even 40, but the symptoms weren’t … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IN LIFE by Kristen Heitzmann

I’ve been having discussions and including discussions about the power and purpose of art in my novels, so when I came across this documentary about a Victorian artist, Lilias Trotter, who chose to eschew fame for obscurity in order to … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noel

Last Christmas was the first my mother spent in heaven. There was a brutal kind of loss that overshadowed so much for me. Between then and now, we sorted through and sold her house. While an arduous and tearful a … Continue reading

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How Good Are You, Really?

     I wish I could draw something as delicate and lovely as these flowers. I know people who can, but I’m not one of them. I love standing in my sunroom and looking out across the hollow at the … Continue reading

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