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.

Common Misconceptions About Creativity

Creativity is such an ethereal property that mere mortals can’t possess it. I think almost everyone is creative, or has the potential to be. It takes a certain sense of bravery, of not caring what other people think, to come … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why It’s Important to have a Sense of Humor

Today is April Fool’s Day, which is only a joyous occasion if you have a sense of humor. I suppose it’s possible to get through life without a sense of humor, but why would you want to? Humor diffuses uncomfortable … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Old Ears

Today’s article is for all the people whose work involves talking on the telephone. If any of your customers and clients are senior citizens, please speak slowly and distinctly. Especially if you are leaving a voicemail. Obvious, isn’t it? Yet … Continue reading

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Scripture Break #29

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Scripture Break #28

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That’s For Nothing

When my husband, Greg, was a little boy, his father used to give him a kiss and say, “That’s for nothing. Now do something.” I used to think that was kind of pointless. Why kiss (reward) someone, and then tell … Continue reading

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Rebirth of Hope

It is Wednesday afternoon. I am writing this after watching Joe Biden’s inauguration. My eyes teared up through his speech, and Amanda Gordon’s poem, and Reverend Sylvester Beaman’s benediction. I feel relieved and hopeful after the nightmare of the last … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Times Like This

Lord, make us instruments of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; … Continue reading

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Scripture Break for Epiphany

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Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol

When I was a little girl, I watched a cartoon show called Mr. Magoo, about a little old curmudgeon who was near-sighted and hard of hearing, which caused him to get into all sorts of trouble, of which he was blissfully unaware. … Continue reading

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