Tag Archives: Faith

Spoiled Children Don’t Grow by Julie Arduini

It seems like so many people I love are in a holding pattern, circling the runway to promises fulfilled. As a parent, I underestimated how shattering this would be. When the kids were little, their safety and prayer they would … Continue reading

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What Kind of Faith Are We Proclaiming?

Scripture tells us we are God’s image bearers–that the world will catch a glimpse of who He is through us. So, what kind of God are we revealing? What kind of faith are we proclaiming? Do our words and actions … Continue reading

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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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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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Rediscovering Faith by Tara Randel

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 How many times have you recited this scripture? Perhaps studied the concept of faith? If you’ve spent any amount of time in church, … Continue reading

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled…Easier Said Than Done At Times

Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go … Continue reading

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The Pressure Of Life by Tara Randel

As I changed the calendar to the month of August, I could feel my stomach tighten. I have a lot of projects going on and this month is going to be especially tight. So I told myself not to be … Continue reading

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Are You a Striver?

by Elizabeth Goddard I just sent in a completed manuscript to my editor. My deadline is today, June 30th, so I made it! But so far I’ve never had to ask for extra time. I hope that remains the case, … 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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Expectation by Kristen Heitzmann

I recently had reason to consider the role of expectation in life. It’s not something I typically ponder like grace or faith or wisdom or creativity. But I had a chance to see it in a new way, and thought … 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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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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He Is With Me by Tara Randel

February was a grueling month for me. I had to finish a book, which is due tomorrow! So all my time and energy has gone into the finished product. Still, even though I’m focused on writing, I have the privilege … 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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Faith and Writing by Tara Randel

Lately I have been hunkered down at my computer, typing away as I create stories that are under contract. I love to spend my day writing, love the unexpected scenes that pop into my head when my characters take over. … Continue reading

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