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About juliearduini

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of the new contemporary romance series SURRENDERING HEARTS (Anchored Hearts, Repairing Hearts, +four more.) Her other romance series is SURRENDERING TIME (Entrusted, Entangled, Engaged.) She also co-wrote a YA series with her daughter, SURRENDERING STINKIN’ THINKIN’ (You’re Beautiful, You’re Amazing, You’re Brilliant.) Her stand-alone romances include MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN and RESTORING CHRISTMAS. Julie maintains a blog at juliearduini.com and participates in the team blog Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at http://linktr.ee/JulieArduini.

Weather, Crisis, and Christians by Julie Arduini

Image: Cowboy State Daily Although my Ohio residency is close to 20 years, I’m an Upstate NY girl. When I went to college at SUNY Geneseo, the Buffalo Bills were at their zenith under quarterback Jim Kelly, Coach Marv Levy, … Continue reading

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No Matter What by Julie Arduini

As you read this in America, mid-term election results are most likely in and you’re probably either very happy, or really not. I used to call myself an “armchair commentator,” watching news and paying attention to current events and giving … Continue reading

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Traction by Julie Arduini

When I travel back to my hometown in Upstate NY, I try to carve out a pitstop in Erie, PA. The gem of the area is Presque Isle. My favorite is Beach 6 where I love to sit and watch … Continue reading

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Lazarus and the Tooth by Julie Arduini

Our daughter has had the same set of braces for four years and counting. The orthodontist has tried to make light of our long term relationship by joking he will most likely be in Hannah’s future wedding because they have … Continue reading

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Music and Memories by Julie Arduini

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to see Elton John in his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road farewell tour in Syracuse. This came about suddenly and was a gift, so off I went with my sister, my nephew, and our … Continue reading

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New Address, New Wineskin by Julie Arduini

I was recently struck by something my son shared as he is in a new season. In less than a year after college graduation he started teaching, moved out, and married. Even as he returned to teach, he learned what … Continue reading

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The Bug Zapper by Julie Arduini

It wasn’t too many days after our son’s wedding that the “kids” visited and remarked they saw some unwanted insects in what we call the Florida room. We set traps and in a few days with different strategies were able … Continue reading

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Wedding Reflections by Julie Arduini

Well, our last big event of the summer is behind us. Our son Brian married Brianna over the weekend. As I watched him on the platform, smiling as they were announced Mr. and Mrs., greeting everyone, I thought about the … Continue reading

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Gomer Girl by Julie Arduini

One of my favorite things to do is teach Bible studies. I’ve done so online, and currently I’m teaching a class for women at church. Throughout 2022 my teaching partner has been sharing through Heroes of the Old Testament. It’s … Continue reading

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The Legacy We Leave by Julie Arduini

How’s summer going for you so far? I released Anchored Hearts, our daughter graduated, my husband just returned from his annual family golf tournament, and this week we visited our son in his new apartment. In less than a month, … Continue reading

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Why I’m Smiling by Julie Arduini

It’s our busy season with the book release and graduation down, but a wedding to go. At the grad party friends asked us how we felt about our son moving out and starting a life of his own. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Miracle at the Wedding by Julie Arduini

Earlier this week Nancy Farrier shared wedding thoughts, and it got me thinking about weddings. Our son marries next month and now that our daughter graduated from high school, it’s wedding mode. There’s a wedding I’ve had on my mind … Continue reading

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A Hodge-Podge of His Goodness by Julie Arduini

We’re entering our super busy season with a graduation and wedding in the works, so I thought I’d share a snippet of what’s going on with our family. My hope is that as you read this update, you see God’s … Continue reading

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In His Time by Julie Arduini

Authors often refer to their work as their “book babies.” I marvel at my peers who can crank out multiple releases a year. Me? Anchored Hearts released yesterday, and that pregnancy lasted nearly five years. When the idea first came … Continue reading

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I Forget to Breathe by Julie Arduini

Last month I received a gift my family and I determined wasn’t a want as much as a need. An Apple watch. When they first came on the scene I made fun of them because all I saw was people … Continue reading

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