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Pure Joy by Bridget A. Thomas

I was recently reading some familiar verses found in James 1:2-4 where the Bible tells us to “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your … Continue reading

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Not a Superhero by Bridget A. Thomas

Stress! We all have stress from time to time, due to external circumstances. And sometimes we have stress from our own doing. If you are like me, maybe you put too much pressure on yourself. Maybe you try to juggle … Continue reading

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Why Am I Struggling So Much? by Bridget A. Thomas

What is wrong with me? I asked myself this question recently. I was feeling irritated, frustrated, depressed, and angry. On the surface, there seemed to be no good reason for the turmoil of emotions. It went on for days and I … 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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Handing Our Concerns to God by Bridget A. Thomas

Many years ago, I was headed out of town on a business trip with two coworkers. We had a layover in Chicago, but sadly learned that our connecting flight was cancelled. It was late and there were no other flights … Continue reading

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Surrendering My “A” Game by Julie Arduini

My brand is surrender. I add chocolate to the mix because that is my constant struggle and there are times we aren’t ready to surrender. I’ve been there, so my tagline is “Encouraging you to surrender the good, the bad, … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect by Julie Arduini

I recently wrapped up facilitating a Sunday School class where we journeyed through I Give Up: The Secret Joy of Surrender by Laura Story. I HIGHLY recommend it. Surrender is my “brand,” it’s the theme behind my writing and my … Continue reading

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Surrendering Self by Nancy J. Farrier

I live in a small rural area. Most traffic goes right by us on the highway, but we also have a low road for the sparse local traffic. In the early mornings a few residents of the area, including my … Continue reading

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Dog Bones and Baby Jesus by Julie Arduini

I’m always on the lookout for the simple things around me that God might be using to show me something. Through the years I’ve learned He is my loyal defender thanks to dive bombing cardinals, and that my dread opening … Continue reading

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You’re Beautiful by Julie Arduini

We’ve all heard the saying about taking lemons and making lemonade. I had no idea last year when both our kids were struggling with “life’s curveballs” that from some of those experiences would be a new release. Our daughter is … Continue reading

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Unmet Expectations by Julie Arduini

The last time I posted, I shared that my word for 2017 is transformation. I mentioned the different ways I thought it would play out, and already I’m seeing in some ways I was right on track, and others, not … Continue reading

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Called, But Not Equipped by Julie Arduini

Years ago there was a guest speaker at our church who prayed for people and had words of encouragement for some. When he got to me I remember thinking he was the real deal. In prayer he shared Christ’s heart … Continue reading

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Surrendering Time Series on Sale Monday and Tuesday by Julie Arduini

Although Ohio has seen 90+ temps already (and snow in May,) it is now summer. One of my favorite things to do is watch our daughter swim and have a book on the deck. And now, I want to put … Continue reading

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Guarding Our Words When Life Squeezes Us by Jen Pheobus

“If I had really spoken this way to others, I would have been a traitor to Your people” (Psalm 73:15 NLT). We’ve all gone through some major upheavals. Times when it feels as if life has completely sideswiped us, and … Continue reading

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Book Release Update by Julie Arduini

If you’ve read Christians Read for any length of time, you’re aware I was seeking publication. Earlier this year I signed with Write Integrity Press for a three book contemporary romance series based in the Upstate NY Adirondack Mountains. I … Continue reading

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