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.

Flower of the Day: Impatiens or Vinca?

I’m not sure which. More Flowers of the Day.

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Anti-Abortion Activists, Your Job Is Just Beginning

For the record, I am anti-abortion. I believe life starts at the moment of conception and that society has a responsibility to protect that life. I just don’t think we need to write laws that prevent abortion. Does that seem … Continue reading

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Scripture Break #34

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Return to the Riparian Preserve

“Have you seen the spoonbill who lives here?” asked a man with a camera. “No, I’ve never seen the spoonbill, but I see you’ve brought the big gun,” I said, pointing to the huge telephoto lens on his camera. The … Continue reading

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My Ultimate Summer Day

What’s your favorite season? Mine hasn’t changed since I was a child growing up in New Jersey–summer! I associate that season with time off for fun. Our ten weeks of summer break was deeply needed after so many months cooped … Continue reading

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11 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do

Or when you’re bored with what you have to do. Or if you ever get some free time. Read the books in your TBR pile. (If you’re not a bookaholic, you might not know that TBR means To Be Read.) … Continue reading

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Scripture Break #33

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Lost Memories

Surprise—my memory isn’t as sharp as it used to be. I feel like all my storage capacity has been filled, and it takes longer and longer to access my data, like an old worn out computer. When I was a … Continue reading

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Stickers Seen on a Rear End

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Praying for Your Adult Children

I recently reread The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. It has 30 chapters, each discussing a particular aspect of concern to a parent, and containing a prayer and a collection of applicable scripture verses. I prayed through that book … Continue reading

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