Tag Archives: Bible

Who Do We Look Up To by Julie Arduini

As I mentioned in my last post, parenting is hard. We have a teen daughter who like most teens, enjoys YouTube and the new celebrities that are arising from that medium. If you aren’t aware, there’s a lot of drama … Continue reading

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The Broken Ornament by Julie Arduini

This season I have been working on my inside. As a woman with confident faith, I didn’t think that was anything I’d be dealing with, especially since this year was significantly better than years past. Funny thing about my plans. … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

By Marilyn Turk As I write this, I’m glancing out my window to see what this year’s first tropical storm or maybe hurricane is bringing to my neighborhood. So far, we’ve gotten only rain, despite the Weather Channel’s dire warnings. … Continue reading

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Jesus Wept by Julie Arduini

I chuckle when I read the title of this post. Years ago, when I was new in Christian faith, I helped out with youth group. Anytime, and I mean anytime we challenged the kids to memorize a verse or create … Continue reading

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What Is Your Story? by Tara Randel

At my church, we’ve been talking about story. What is it? How does it apply to our lives? The fact is, everyone has a story. As a writer, this topic falls right into my wheelhouse. I love coming up with … Continue reading

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Swinging on Fish Hooks by Julie Arduini

Don’t you love those little a-ha moments God gives? Or if you’re like me, sometimes they are more like ahem. I tend to listen to a sermon or read a devotion and think how the material would be perfect for … Continue reading

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What it means to Pursue Righteousness

I’ve always wanted to play the piano. Except I’m tone deaf. And have never had lessons. I’d love to be fit and strong. Except I hate weight training. I’d love to speak French fluently. Or Russian. Or even Greek. Only I’ve … 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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Hearing From God

What do you do when faced with a tough decision? How do you handle uncertainties and doubts? Have you ever forged ahead in an area only to find you landed smack dab in a mess? The Israelites were a chosen people, … Continue reading

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Do Not Worry, Part 2: Eagles

On my last post, DO NOT WORRY,  I shared that when I wake up in the morning I dread the day, and that I’ve made a conscious effort and have chosen to celebrate the day, and give God the glory. I’m happy … Continue reading

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A Spark Serves by Vicki Hinze

    A Spark Serves: Soul Food and the Heart-Weary Christian     It’s almost Easter. A revered time for people of faith. The most revered time for Christians. Today, I need to chat. That’s right, to chat. I need … Continue reading

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If You Could Have only One Other Book…

Okay, I know I’m a bit early, but I REALLY love Thanksgiving, so bear with me if you end up with two Thanksgiving posts from me this year, the second one being just days before that wonderful holiday. Now I … Continue reading

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Old words are new again

When I was 13, I joined a teen Bible Quiz team at my church, and our group was led by a young married couple. Our quiz topic was the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and we needed to learn … Continue reading

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Dry Times

The Bible tells us there’s a time and a season for everything under heaven, and I think that means dry times, too. Three years ago Texas was plunged into a severe drought and during the summer the area where I … Continue reading

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No Dumb Questions by Julie Arduini

Each Easter season I’m fascinated to watch our daughter process Christ’s love for us as she watches it through our church’s Passion  Play. She has mild special needs that include comprehension issues, so often things her peers can figure out … Continue reading

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