Tag Archives: grief

Having a Bad Day by Nancy J. Farrier

We were all horrified at the shootings in Atlanta this past week perpetrated by the gunman who took the lives of eight people before being stopped by the police. Eight lives cut short in a senseless act that is impossible … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of WandaVision by Julie Arduini

I never thought I’d turn into a Marvel nerd, but here I am. I grew up on the DC movies and cartoons, so I didn’t even realize another comic book movie world existed. Until my son grew up. Thanks to … Continue reading

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It’s the Who that Gets You Through by Julie Arduini

For the last couple weeks my sister and I have been perusing social media and watching videos. There has been so much information out there concerning our nation and her past, her presidents, their choices, and our future. Heady stuff. … Continue reading

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The Chain Yanker by Julie Arduini

The Chain Yanker My son texted me and let me know his school was canceling his student teaching assignment because he was missing a needed class. He’d checked with his advisor throughout his college career and was told more than … Continue reading

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A Gift Before Departing by Vicki Hinze

By reader request, I am sharing this article I wrote some time ago.  Know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  To the article itself, I would add this Scripture that often brings me calm and strength … Continue reading

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How Barbara Bush Inspired Me by Julie Arduini

It was a shock, even though she was 92, to read that First Lady Barbara Bush was ill and refusing further treatment. Feisty to the very end, she passed away calling the shots for her last days—to be home surrounded … Continue reading

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My Fake Family by Julie Arduini

Years ago, I received a tote bag for Christmas that featured pockets to place your own pictures on both sides. It was a season where I was overwhelmed with moving, young children, and the baby was quite ill at the … 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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Happy . . . Now?

In the story I’m writing, I’m working with a character struggling with grief. I’ve long been fascinated with this part of life, maybe because it’s so universal. Writers are always looking for experiences that will touch all of us sooner … Continue reading

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When the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Isn’t by Julie Arduini

For me, it was 2004. I stared at the blinking lights on our Christmas tree, almost in a trance like state. It wasn’t the colors or the tree. I was shell shocked at how fast my life had changed and … Continue reading

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Abundance by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year!  It probably doesn’t surprise you that words are important to me. Beyond writing, I ask God to reveal a word He wants me to focus on for the year. As we welcome 2014, I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Character by Julie Arduini

I admit it, I watch Dallas. I know it’s a soap opera and is a stark contrast to my Bible Series post last week. I watch because right or wrong, the show brings back happy family memories. We had our … Continue reading

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Thankful—It’s a Choice

It seems the week before Thanksgiving through Christmas runs at full-speed. For the most wonderful time of year it can be full of stress. Given our economy the financial strain on families can make us forget finding the smallest thing … Continue reading

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