Julie Arduini’s Favorite Kindle Read from 2013 is…

I think I received my Kindle three years ago, and I wasn’t sure. I’m a die hard book reader. Well, I love my Kindle. I still have the basic model, and it serves me well. I still read “real books” but for those times I’m stuck in a waiting room, I can get a lot of Kindle reading done. This category is a little different compared to my 2013 Fiction…

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Julie Arduini’s Favorite 2013 Non Fiction Read of the Year Is…

Happy New Year!¬† Today I’m sharing my favorite non fiction read of the year. I choose this out of the reviewed books I tackled in 2013. Yesterday I unveiled Raspberries and Vinegar as my favorite fiction read. Again, this wasn’t an easy choice. I loved Undaunted: Student Edition, as well as God is Able.       However, the standout for me is Janice Thompson’s¬†Writing and Selling the Great American…

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Julie Arduini’s 2013 Favorite Fiction Read of the Year is…

I can’t believe we’re looking at the last day of 2013. It’s also the celebration of my surrender. Seven years ago I promised God I’d give Him my fears of rejection and start writing for Him. I created a blog that very night. And the rest they say is history. One of my favorite things to do here is to choose my favorite reads of the year. To the author…

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Thanksgiving 2013: Perspective and Abundance

Thanksgiving speaks so many things to me. Pumpkin pie. Turkey. Thanksgiving parade. Family. Time passing on traditions in the kitchen. No matter where we are, Ohio or New York, just the four of us or extended family, I always try to take extra time to reflect on our blessings. The word God gave me for 2013 was abundance. What a beautiful word. And what a faithful God. Abundance of healing…

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Sabbath Sunday: Ah, Temptation

Ah, temptation. Each Sunday I post my own amateur nature picture with a thought or two about God’s love for you. I love this one, and to give credit, my mom was the photographer on this one, but the subjects are mine. I think they give a good visual on 2012. It’s tempting to take the hurt and feelings of last year and keep hurling them at someone else. After…

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My 2013 Word of the Year

My 2013 Word of the Year Each fall I seek the Lord for a word or phrase to embrace for the coming year. This year’s word came pretty early and has been confirmed many times before the calendar page even turned. Abundance. With that word often comes joy, but I feel I’m supposed to focus on abundance. Honestly, I don’t have an interpretation for that. I know my heart struggles…

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