Tag Archives: Trusting God

Praising God When You’re Worried by Bridget A. Thomas

Do you make praising God a priority in your life? I confess I didn’t know the importance of praising God until 2020. When we went through the pandemic, and the world seemed to fall apart, there were two things that … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong by Bridget A. Thomas

Have you ever felt as though God has abandoned you? In Psalm 88:14, the psalmist asks, “Why, Lord, do you reject me and hide your face from me?” At times in life, we might feel these words deep in our … Continue reading

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Handing Our Concerns to God by Bridget A. Thomas

Many years ago, I was headed out of town on a business trip with two coworkers. We had a layover in Chicago, but sadly learned that our connecting flight was cancelled. It was late and there were no other flights … Continue reading

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Hydrangea Evangelism by Julie Arduini

This has been the best summer for my flowers yet. My roses bloomed for a straight month, and I see round two is coming up. I’ve had roses bloom as late as November before. The one showcase has been the … Continue reading

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Standing Steady, Standing Alone by Julie Arduini

One of my favorite things to do is share God’s word with others through Sunday School. This season I’m co teaching Elijah: Faith and Fire by Priscilla Shirer. This is one of the meatiest studies we’ve ever done, and we’re … Continue reading

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Detours by Julie Arduini

The last couple years have been full of challenges, am I right? This was my first Mother’s Day without my mom, and I’m so thankful our daughter had her junior prom that weekend as it really distracted me. Junior year … Continue reading

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Praising from the Pit by Julie Arduini

Do you know Elaine W. Miller?  I first met her in the early 2000’s when she was a guest speaker at my local MOPS group. She encouraged us weary moms and I immediately ordered her book, Splashes of Serenity. Years passed … 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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The Ripple Effect by Julie Arduini

I recently wrapped up facilitating a Sunday School class where we journeyed through I Give Up: The Secret Joy of Surrender by Laura Story. I HIGHLY recommend it. Surrender is my “brand,” it’s the theme behind my writing and my … Continue reading

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Fear of a Child by Julie Arduini

I know Jesus talked about the faith of a child, and that’s a goal we all should strive for. Today I thought I’d talk about the fear of a child. Not the child who hears thunder at midnight or believes … Continue reading

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God’s Writing the Story by Julie Arduini

Recently my husband texted me a picture. It was our daughter navigating her way through our front yard on the riding lawn mower. Big deal, right? YES! It’s a celebration because it is yet another thing in the long list … Continue reading

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The God Who Sees by Julie Arduini

If you know me well, you know my vision isn’t great. I pay a small fortune to shave my lenses down because my prescription is so high. The same for contacts. There are mornings I reluctantly play a game called … 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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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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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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