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Julie Tronsen

Julie Tronsen

J.A. Tronsen is the author of the novel "The Stolen Amulet" and has an excerpt available at After working in the business world for years, she is now blogging at where she provides real life advice for families on topics such as parenting, budgeting, home business ideas, crafts, travel, and more. She has a bachelor's in business, a master's in accounting, and attended law school in Seattle. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and three kids.

Recent posts by Julie Tronsen

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How to Forgive Others by Remembering the Cross this Easter

By Julie Tronsen on March 28, 2022

Sometimes it is really hard to forgive someone who has hurt you, especially if it is a family member. There can be a lot of tough emotions involved, even if you want to forgive them. But there are Bible verses about forgiving others that can provide guidance and reassurance.

Topics: Easter Faith Relationships
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10 Christian Apps You Can’t Live Without

By Julie Tronsen on January 4, 2021

Growing in your walk with Christ? There’s an app for that! Actually, there are several apps on the market for both Android and Apple devices that will help you study scripture, pray, and live out your faith. Here are some of our favorite best Christian apps you should download today.

Topics: Technology Faith
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Should Christians Believe in Karma?

By Julie Tronsen on June 21, 2017

Have you ever seen someone treat others badly and assume they will get their just reward sometime later in life? Or have you done something kind for someone else, thinking that the kindness will come back to you eventually? This is a variation on the concept of karma. 

Topics: Christianity Faith
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A Little Hope Can Change a Life

By Julie Tronsen on May 9, 2017

A single mom of three, Laqueta had been struggling to make it in Denver. A full time student, she works the night shift at McDonald’s to provide for her family, but it can be tough to make ends meet. Enter Convoy of Hope, a faith-based nonprofit that helps families like Laqueta’s. Convoy of Hope held a community event in the park near her home. Her kids were so excited that they got up early to go. They received free groceries, flu shots, shoes, and other supplies. “This help couldn’t have come at a better time,” she said. “It gives us hope.”

Topics: Faith Giving Back
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Selena Gomez Wants Her Music to Point to God

By Julie Tronsen on May 3, 2017

Worship music is Selena Gomez’s favorite thing these days. Ever since Gomez returned to her religious roots, she has been singing Christian music instead of the songs that made her famous. She gave a nice surprise to fans when she showed up in Los Angeles at the Young & Free Revival Concert put on by Hillsong Church.

Topics: Influencers Entertainment
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Should Christians Celebrate Earth Day?

By Julie Tronsen on April 21, 2017

Whether believers should celebrate Earth Day has been debated for years. Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a grassroots effort in response to a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. It was popular among college students at the time, and it eventually led to the creation of the EPA and many other legislative acts to protect animals and the environment. The holiday is now supported in the teachings of public elementary schools across the nation.

Topics: Holidays Faith
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How Christians Can Help by Being Foster Parents

By Julie Tronsen on March 28, 2017

Imagine living a life where you don’t know where you’ll be living a week from now.  This is the condition of many children across the country who are trapped in the foster care system.There are over 670,000 foster children in the United States. These children are often transferred from one home to the next, separated from their siblings, unable to find safety and stability they desperately need.

Topics: Family
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5 Inspirational Christian Women Who Made a Difference

By Julie Tronsen on March 23, 2017

Each March during Women’s History Month, we hear a lot about famous female inventors, teachers, business women, doctors, and politicians, but the contributions of women who helped spread Christianity throughout the world are often overlooked.

Topics: Faith
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Top 7 Evidences of Christ’s Resurrection

By Julie Tronsen on March 21, 2017

While you are waiting for “The Case for Christ” to reach your local theater on April 7th, has several inspirational movies available now with similar themes. One key theme the movie deals with is the evidence of Christ’s Resurrection.  

The following are some of the most researched pieces of evidence that show the Resurrection did occur:

Topics: Faith
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How to Help Skeptics of Christianity

By Julie Tronsen on March 13, 2017

If you are a Christian, there is a pretty good chance that at some point in your life someone will challenge your faith.  The good news is that your response could leave the person feeling better about Christianity than before.  Many former atheists have converted to Christianity when presented with Truth. One example is Lee Strobel, author of “The Case for Christ” and the subject of the new Pure Flix movie by the same name.

Topics: Faith
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How Children Benefit from Religion

By Julie Tronsen on February 23, 2017

When you bring your kids to church each week, teach them about Jesus, and pray with them at home, do you ever wonder what impact it will have on their futures? Will your children turn out to be great adults? Will they be kind and generous and help the community? You don’t have to wait until they are adults to see the benefits of religion on your children.

Topics: Family Kids
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