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Those Specific Prayers by Julie Arduini

Last year was not my finest hour. I knew things would be busy as I transitioned from small publisher to my own writing and speaking ministry, Surrendered Scribe Media. I was aware I had one book to re release, one … Continue reading

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Ducks in a Puddle by Julie Arduini

We were driving recently when I noticed on one side of the road was a small, murky puddle. On the other side of the road was a large pond, beautiful and inviting. There waded a couple ducks, on the side … Continue reading

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High School Faith by Julie Arduini

I confess, I enjoyed school. I liked learning and for the most part, it came easy for me. If you exclude math and science. Anyway, I had a photographic memory and when I’d do my homework, I would retain a … Continue reading

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Child-Like Faith by Julie Arduini

This has been a year where I’m pouring everything I can into our children. More than basic life lessons, I’m trying to show them prayer strategies to draw them closer to Christ and believe not just in God, but believe … Continue reading

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I Believe, but I Need Proof by Julie Arduini

Every Easter season, I reflect on the disciples and their choices. Our church offers a Passion Play and no matter how many times I’ve seen it, I think about Peter’s transformation from foot-in-the mouth to feet on the ground to … Continue reading

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I AM That Mom by Julie Arduini

As I’ve shared in previous posts, it has been a difficult season for our kids. What makes it so hard to watch is it’s one of those cases where it isn’t consequences for making terrible choices. It’s a refining process … Continue reading

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Pray for Your City by Tara Randel

I always look forward to spring. Here in Florida, the temperatures are already inching into the eighties. Guess we’re going to fast-forward into summer. But when I venture outside in the morning, I can catch cool breezes and the scent … Continue reading

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Better Skills than Alexa by Julie Arduini

The one gift I heard most that was under the Christmas tree for adults was the Echo Dot. I received one as well. With simple voice commands you can have news, weather, jokes, music, radio shows, interactive stories and so … 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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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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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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God’s Talking … Are You Listening

Distractibility is one of my biggest weaknesses. Selfishness is my second. Left unchecked, these character flaws hinder my relationships and has hurt those I love. I’d give examples, but I think we all know how it feels to be engaged … Continue reading

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Unpopular Parenting

Oh, the advice, admonitions, and warnings I received when our daughter was young, and often from people who had very little day-to-day contact with us. Their biggest complaint? That I sheltered her too much. And in every accusation came the … Continue reading

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Deepening Your Prayer Life

There are times when shout out prayers are all one can manage. Like when you’re raising infants … on -3 hours of sleep. When, upon learning your now adult daughter wants to go into international missions, and she begins to talk … Continue reading

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What Love Looks Like

We hear it so often, it’s become a cliche’. This statement is printed on T-shirts and engraved on wall hangings. It’s even a phrase we say to one another, but the question is, do we live it?  They’ll know us … Continue reading

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