Tag Archives: The Surrendered Scribe

Titanic Reads

I’m a history fan, one who has missed more than one writing opportunity because I was watching too much History channel. I’m also a reader that often goes through books by author or topic. With the 100th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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The Discount Store Lesson

Whether it’s normal or not, I’m the kind of person God uses the daily things of life to teach me more about Him and myself. Years ago I blogged about how my fear of the biscuit tube exploding reminded me … Continue reading

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Being a Bridesmaid

Last week my schedule slowed down compliments of bronchitis, a sinus and ear infection. The day I felt the worst I laid low with the television remote by my side. First I watched The Proposal back-to-back, even though I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Hotter than Legwarmers and Sixteen Candles in the 80’s: Pinterest

I’m a Gen X’er who grew up with preppy collars and leg warmers. If you remember Sixteen Candles, the movie where all girls my age wanted Molly Ringwald’s pouty lips and the character Jake, you also recall how fast trends … Continue reading

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It Really Is a Small World

This real life experience is so surreal that I thought I’d share it with you. I think what intrigues me the most, given how expansive our world is because of social media, God still gives those small world moments, too. … Continue reading

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How to Create a Prayer Covering

In my last post about how to avoid great expectations that lead to disappointment in the new year, I promised to post today on what a prayer covering is and why I’m so passionate about it. I’m not the first … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Great Expectations in 2012 by Julie Arduini

With Christmas behind us, the conversation of the week seems to be about resolutions. People are reflecting on their year and making goals for the new one. I giggled watching Live with Kelly as Kelly Ripa mentioned resolutions and how … Continue reading

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Beyond Rudolph by Julie Arduini

I grew up with the Rankin/Bass produced TV Christmas specials and with as many advances as I’ve seen in technology, nothing new in the Christmas special offerings can hold a candle to those first programs. One of my favorites was … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise: Rejection

I enjoyed a lot of nice surprises this month. My sister delivered a beautiful baby boy the day before Thanksgiving, erasing the memory our family held for years where that day was always the day our baby nearly died. Talk … 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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Where You Get to be the Judge

American Idol. The Sing-Off. X-Factor. Dancing with the Stars. America’s Got Talent. So You Think You Can Dance. I’m probably forgetting some but these are more than reality shows. Watch any of these and chances are you’re sitting in a … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places You Can Go with NaNoWriMo by Julie Arduini

Mid-October. It’s marked by the crunch of colorful leaves on the sidewalk. The smell of MacIntosh apples and autumn night air. It’s also the time of year anyone who has that novel all figured out in their head to sign … Continue reading

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More than I Bargained For by Julie Arduini

Now that I have a Kindle, there is yet another facet to my reading life. As a writer I read to learn. Although I’m looking at the story my focus is on the “back-end” of things such as the plot, … Continue reading

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