Author Archives: Andrea R Huelsenbeck

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

Ten Quotes to Help You Accept Change…by ARHuelsenbeck

I hate change. When I like something, I want it to stay the same. Forever. J.D. Salinger, in The Catcher in the Rye, wrote: “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Love Geometry…by ARHuelsenbeck

I met Deedee in Girl Scouts. She went to public school, I went to parochial school. Our paths would never have crossed in elementary school were it not for Scouts. What I remember most about Deedee from those early years … Continue reading

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Review of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

I don’t like other people telling me what God is saying to me. I will discern God’s messages by myself, thank you. So I was very skeptical years ago when good friends of mine presented me with a copy of Young’s … Continue reading

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When Your Life Looks Like a Disaster…by ARHuelsenbeck

Imagine arriving at church one Sunday morning and seeing this: It looks like a war zone, doesn’t it? Shocked parishioners stood in the parking lot and stared at the rubble. Actually, the congregation of Gethsemane Lutheran Church should have anticipated … Continue reading

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Helping Children Learn to Write…by ARHuelsenbeck

  Reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic used to be called the 3 Rs—the three basic skills necessary for success in life. Your children’s teachers will thank you if you encourage your kids to write. Here are eleven ideas to help you: … Continue reading

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In the Meme Time: Judgment

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Fear of Driving

I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 19. I got my first learner’s permit when I was a senior in high school. My dad took me out driving several times in his huge Buick LeSabre. Our sessions usually … Continue reading

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