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In Times of Trouble

The past few years have been a trying time of troubles and upsets for many of us.  I’d say all of us, but some seem insulated in their worlds and oblivious to all the turmoil.  This article is for the rest of … Continue reading

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The Bug Zapper by Julie Arduini

It wasn’t too many days after our son’s wedding that the “kids” visited and remarked they saw some unwanted insects in what we call the Florida room. We set traps and in a few days with different strategies were able … Continue reading

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A Good Week by Nancy J. Farrier

Do you ever have one of those days/weeks/months where everything seems to go wrong? You look at the calendar wrong and miss an appointment? Or you miss a birthday or other important date? You simply forget something you meant to … Continue reading

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We Have a Choice by Bridget A. Thomas

Not too long ago I was at the grocery store and I dealt with a cashier who wasn’t very friendly. While this was just one brief encounter, the situation left me feeling discouraged. Mainly because this is something we are … Continue reading

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Standing Steady, Standing Alone by Julie Arduini

One of my favorite things to do is share God’s word with others through Sunday School. This season I’m co teaching Elijah: Faith and Fire by Priscilla Shirer. This is one of the meatiest studies we’ve ever done, and we’re … Continue reading

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Who God Can Use by Julie Arduini

There are a few hats I wear and this year one of them is a Sunday School teacher. I co-teach a class for women and although we’re still finding normal after being on forced hiatus last year, I love it. … Continue reading

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The Chain Yanker by Julie Arduini

The Chain Yanker My son texted me and let me know his school was canceling his student teaching assignment because he was missing a needed class. He’d checked with his advisor throughout his college career and was told more than … Continue reading

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Not Dead Yet by Julie Arduini

Am I the only one glad not to be God? I’ve pronounced situations and people finished long before He has. I’m ready to walk away long before Him. This year has definitely grown my patience. I thought the virus would … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the Lord by Tara Randel

Today I wanted to take a few minutes to encourage those who stop by and read this blog. Events of this world are confusing right now. I don’t know about you, but I scratch my head multiple times a day … Continue reading

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The Anxiety Revelation by Julie Arduini

There’s a good chance I’ve written on this topic before. If so, I tried to search and the computer didn’t feel like cooperating. I’m going on faith that perhaps someone needs to read what I’m sharing today. A couple days … Continue reading

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What You Should Know by Julie Arduini

Last week I turned 50. It was certainly surreal as usually I like being home and staying behind the scenes, but this year, I had plans to actually celebrate in public. I still plan to do that, because once it … Continue reading

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The God Who Sees by Julie Arduini

If you know me well, you know my vision isn’t great. I pay a small fortune to shave my lenses down because my prescription is so high. The same for contacts. There are mornings I reluctantly play a game called … Continue reading

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Encouragement by Nancy J. Farrier

  November is here. I consider this the start of the holiday season. We discuss plans and menus for Thanksgiving. We consider gifts for Christmas and start making lists. New tasks are added to an already busy schedule.  For authors, … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Chair by Julie Arduini

In the years I’ve followed Christ in a daily way, I’ve heard about Jesus and the chair. For instance, I know of families that for Christmas set a chair for their dinner. It’s His birthday, and they want to be … Continue reading

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But I Want to Hover by Julie Arduini

As I meet with moms who are a bit ahead of me in the parenting journey, they confess that like me, the hardest seasons weren’t the baby/toddler/preK years. No, they were the times the kids were bullied. Or, when they … Continue reading

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