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Two Years Later and They Are STILL Talking About This…

Posted by Julie on June 28, 2011 in About Me, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender, Writing |

It was two years ago July when I wrote a guest post for the site, Adding Zest to your Nest. This is a Christian site that encourages women in married se*uality. The contents might be uncomfortable for some and I absolutely understand that. What I won’t do is say it is wrong. I grew up with a generation that didn’t talk about anything. The good, the bad, the temptations, problems, nothing. And I refuse to live that way.

I’ve had infertility, a miscarriage, baby blues, hormonal issues,  hysterectomy at 38, near loss of child, special need situations with that child, and so on. I don’t air dirt to air dirt, but I share my experiences in hopes one person, if even one person could be encouraged, it’s worth my “going there.”

That said, my guest post is up for repost today at Adding Zest. People still give me odd looks and many online still leave comments asking if the man in the picture is my husband.  The answer is a big no! I would never, ever put my husband on a post like that. I did have his permission to write that post, though.

The Nooner Remains a Popular Post at Adding Zest

So if you are a married person wishing to receive Biblical encouragement in the physical intimacy department, visit Adding Zest.  My repost?

The Nooner.

Told you I don’t hold back.

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WFW: Psalm 86:11

Posted by Julie on March 2, 2011 in About Me, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

It’s Word Full Wednesday! This is a day to post a verse from the Bible that God is speaking to you about for the purpose of giving Him glory. Make sure you link up at the Internet Cafe.

Just as I blogged last week, my verse this week comes from reading Lysa TerKeurst’s Made to Crave. The week that I am on with my small group talks about for every trigger in your life, you must match it with a truth. I know I’ve confessed that my relationship with food reminded me of adultery. Although I’ve not nor do I plan to have an adulterous relationship, I’ve seen it unfold and the Holy Spirit unwrapped some revelations with those observations.

Food for me was a calling for short term satisfaction. It promised comfort. I went for it and yes, for a moment, I felt satisfaction.

Then…came the guilt. There was no comfort. I believed and fell for a lie.

A lot of people and things are going to make promises and at first glance, they are going to look like great avenues to explore. My desire is to go to God first. He will show me what is true and what is a deception. That’s the hike I want to go on, the journey I want my life to be about.

No more dead end streets and back alley regrets.

WFW: Psalm 86:11

By the way, I’ll be serving up some Wipeout at the Devo Counter tomorrow at the Internet Cafe. Join me, won’t you?

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