Tag Archives: grace

My Jonah Journey by Julie Arduini

Have you ever asked people to describe you? It can be humbling. I remember a friend remarking that I was the type of person that would lend her my pants one day but if she asked the next day, I’d … Continue reading

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My Ripped Pants and Your Shame by Julie Arduini

Spongebob Squarepants has played in our home for close to 20 years. Of all the crazy episodes out there, my husband and son say their favorite is the one where Spongebob rips his pants. It’s comedy gold for those two. … Continue reading

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When You Win and Lose–Grace by Vicki Hinze

During the course of a lifetime, we all win some and lose some.  That is the nature of competition and the nature of life.  Learn to do both—to win and to lose—with dignity, respecting yourself, others and the competition. Have … Continue reading

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Seeking Truth: Practical Observations in Online Information Sharing by Vicki Hinze

I spend a lot of time researching all kinds of things.  Current events, systems, places, new technology, social mores, human behavior and activities.  All writers do. And, like with most things, exposure brings experience and enlightenment. The more you know about something, the … Continue reading

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On Spring, Glory and Grace

As flowers start peeking up from the hard, dull earth, as buds appear on bare branches, it’s hard not to be reminded that God reveals Himself in two ways: through the Bible and in nature. Both revelations can’t help but … Continue reading

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Follow Your Purpose by Julie Arduini

One of my recent reads was to review the book, Captive. You might remember the author, Ashley Smith, was the single mom who in 2005 was held hostage by Brian Nichols. What made her story so extraordinary was that during … Continue reading

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June Foster and Why She Wrote Ryan’s Father by Julie Arduini

Julie’s Note: I had the pleasure of growing leaps and bounds as a writer under the mentorship of June Foster when we were in the same critique group. I admire her writing about subjects that are difficult and even controversial. … Continue reading

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Words We Throw Around by Lynette Sowell

We’re so quick to throw “Christian” words around in the confines of our church doors. Mercy, forgiveness, love, grace. We smile and nod that there should be more of those qualities in the world. We also know that we should … Continue reading

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