Thankful to be Angry: Julie Arduini

One of the activities I have going on this season is I’m hosting a book discussion with a group of ladies. The book is NO MORE FAKING FINE by Esther Fleece. When I first started reading, I thought just that—it would be a great resource to share with others. I’ve benefited from a healing I can only credit God with where I used to be so worried what others thought…

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Thankful for Perspective

I don’t know how to explain it, but I had a feeling in the pit of my stomach 2016 was going to be a long haul. Some things I knew were happening—a wedding in the same time frame as a graduation. A child’s genetic testing. Another child transitioning from high school to college. But, as the year unfolded, there were plenty of surprises. I felt a stirring I attribute to…

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A Walk in the Valley, Christian Encouragement for your Journey through Infertility, Now Available for Pre-Order

I interrupt the winter weather buzz to share something very close to my heart—A Walk in the Valley,┬áChristian Encouragement for your Journey through Infertility, is now available for pre-order through Amazon. From Amazon: Everyone’s journey through infertility is different. Even women who have the same physical problems will have different courses of treatment, different responses, and different emotional ups and downs as they walk this path. But we also have…

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Character Confession: When It’s Not Fair

Is it just me, or do things seem extra oppressive lately? Seems at every turn I’m hearing heartbreaking news: a homeless child a little boy with a terminal disease a faith-filled man with cancer marriages crumbling unemployment loss of insurance violence There are no easy answers when we learn of these things. Oh, you’ll hear pat replies, and the people mean well, but they don’t wipe away the tsunami of…

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Letting Go of the Good Stuff

My tagline is “Surrendering the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate”. It’s easy to understand surrendering the bad stuff. Fear, anger, addictions, etc…those are unhealthy things that only imprison us if we keep them around. The chocolate? Although few encourage me to surrender it, everyone understands that at the levels I once consumed it, it wasn’t good for me. But surrendering the good? Why? Who would do that? Well…

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