Tag Archives: sin

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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Dead Inside by Julie Arduini

That’s quite the cheery title, am I right? Thankfully it isn’t completely how I feel, although my patience for this most unpredictable of years is running thin. There’s been the quarantine, the election, I had to go back to my … Continue reading

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A Painful Lesson by Nancy J. Farrier

I grew up on a small farm in the Midwest. I loved that farm and the woods. I loved summers and running though the fields, exploring the creek. Our land was a constant source of new games to invent and … Continue reading

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The Christmas Griddle and You by Julie Arduini

It is my joy and honor to be on rotation this Christmas Day. Whether you read this before dawn thanks to children up early, or after the traditional ham or turkey dinner, my prayer is your heart is full as … Continue reading

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Why Does God Allow It?

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions In the 1981 movie Time Bandits, the satanic Evil Genius (played by David Warner) wreaks enormous carnage and destruction on … Continue reading

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Blocked Peace by Julie Arduini

I’m always on the lookout for an opportunity to learn via the everyday things. Recently I had one of those moments thanks to a Peace Race. I heard on the news that there would be a Peace Race, but I … Continue reading

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God’s Talking … Are You Listening

Distractibility is one of my biggest weaknesses. Selfishness is my second. Left unchecked, these character flaws hinder my relationships and has hurt those I love. I’d give examples, but I think we all know how it feels to be engaged … Continue reading

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June Foster and Why She Wrote Ryan’s Father by Julie Arduini

Julie’s Note: I had the pleasure of growing leaps and bounds as a writer under the mentorship of June Foster when we were in the same critique group. I admire her writing about subjects that are difficult and even controversial. … Continue reading

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