Fear Can Take a Hike

When Jennifer sent word out that she was doing a study on fear I knew I wanted in before I even saw her notes and Scripture references. It seems every time Jennifer is doing a study, the Lord is growing me in the very same area. As I grew in my relationship with Christ, He took me through the process of letting go of fear. Through His grace, patience and…

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A Call to Praise Blog Hop Starts Today by Jennifer Slattery

Julie’s Note: This post first appeared at Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud. I’m a firm believer in the power of praise. When I’m sad, anxious, or upset, nothing lifts my heart quite like singing praises to my Heavenly Father. I think there are many reasons for this, perhaps the most important of which being that it centers my heart and mind in God’s peace-giving, ever-loving presence. As some of you…

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Sisterhood of the Word Bloggers Award

My new year started off with a pleasant surprise when Paula Mowery nominated me and other bloggers with the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. Here are the rules: 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. 2. Put the Award logo on your blog. 3. Answer 10 questions you’ve been sent. 4. Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer. Here are the questions I was sent and…

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Julie Arduini’s Favorite Reviewed Fiction Book 2014

Each year I look over the books I reviewed and choose the ones I enjoyed most and remember even after I finished the book. Today I choose the fiction book. I chose this one because it was more than a romance. It was a message, an invitation by the author to draw into a relationship with meaning. She went even further and on Facebook created a Bible study that not…

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Ruth and the Comfort Zone

I’ve been enjoying Ruth’s story from the Bible with a twist—Jennifer Slattery is facilitating this study on FB and her blog sharing against the backdrop of her own contemporary romance Beyond I Do. Last week she was kind enough to open up her blog to allow me to share insights. It’s a chapter in the Book of Ruth I’ve read several times but I saw received fresh insights that I…

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Creating Lasting Memories by Jennifer Slattery

They say when you reach the end of your life, memories play back like snapshots.   Images of your first best friend, your first doll house, your first day of school … your first surprise birthday party.   I was five or six, young enough to have little concept of time, when my parents decided to throw my first surprise party. Had I been a year or two older, their…

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