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.

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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A Scripture Verse for Christmas

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Tangles for Christmas by ARHuelsenbeck

This article first appeared on ARHtistic License last December. For the last month, I’ve been zentangling Christmas themes. The Facebook Zentangle group I’m a member of, Tangle All Around, spent two weeks designing wreaths. Here’s one I made using the pattern Twistee: This … Continue reading

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The RIGHT Way to Serve Cranberry Sauce

A few years ago, I read an article that upset me greatly. In fact, I saved this link so that I could respond to the article when the time was right. I know cranberry sauce is considered a Thanksgiving food, to go … Continue reading

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In Praise of Geography

Back in the olden days (late 1950s—early 1960s), geography was taught in elementary schools. Not all elementary schools, apparently, since my husband can’t recall ever studying it, but it was a subject at the parochial school I attended. I think … Continue reading

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Link: Let All Earth Give Thanks

Are you thankful for nature? Click the link and scroll down to hear the author read her poem.

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The Creative Soul

This article first appeared on ARHtistic License. I’ve been introspective lately, thinking about big topics, such as the presence of God in our lives. I want to be a person who is led by God, and I’m having trouble hearing … Continue reading

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