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Reclaim by Julie Arduini

Merriam-Webster defines reclaim as follows: Definition of reclaim transitive verb1a: to recall from wrong or improper conduct : REFORM b: TAME, SUBDUE 2a: to rescue from an undesirable state also: to restore to a previous natural state reclaim mining sites b: to make available for human use by changing natural … Continue reading

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Praising God When You’re Worried by Bridget A. Thomas

Do you make praising God a priority in your life? I confess I didn’t know the importance of praising God until 2020. When we went through the pandemic, and the world seemed to fall apart, there were two things that … Continue reading

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Family Vacation 2021 by Julie Arduini

Trying to guess how things will go after 2020 has been quite the game. We make plans and they have been delayed. We think all is well, and then find out it is not. We start to lose hope in … Continue reading

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When Things Don’t Work Out as We Think They Should by Vicki Hinze

Things often don’t work out the way we think they should, or when we think they should.  That doesn’t mean they don’t work out.  It only means that our view isn’t as big as God’s plans.  It’s easy to find doubt creeping … Continue reading

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Reaching Out in Faith by Nancy J. Farrier

My dad was terrified of snakes. Growing up in Indiana, he said the big black snakes in the barn would chase him. I have no idea if this was true or his youthful imagination, but those snakes left a mark … Continue reading

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Fear by Kathy Carmichael

Fear. It’s a nasty four letter word, and a feeling that trips me up. It’s probably not surprising, given what’s going on in the world right now, I’ve been experiencing a lot of fear about the future. While the fear … Continue reading

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Bible Study: The Cure for What Ails You by Julie Arduini

Happy July! Last time I blogged, I shared my anxiety revelation. Thankfully, that’s better. However, last week I realized I was in bit of a funk, and as I looked around, both in my socially-distanced church and around social media, … Continue reading

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Continuing On by Nancy J. Farrier

Do you ever just want to run and hide? Do you have trouble focusing on the task at hand? 2020 seems like the year for hiding and running, except we have to do so at home. It’s hard to stay … 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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From Grave Clothes to Grace Clothes

Take Off Your Grave Clothes Last time I shared the resurrection story of Lazarus and how it took Jesus four days to reach His friend. Yet because of that “delay,” so much more took place than a healing. Everyone witnessed … 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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Listening to the Spirit by Nancy J. Farrier

    As I’ve mentioned before, I take morning walks. I’ve done this for years, almost always alone – or without human company. I often use the time to pray, or to consider what I’ll be working on during the … Continue reading

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Thankful to Blog by Julie Arduini

I can’t believe it’s November. I also can’t believe this is most likely the ELEVENTH year I’ve presented some form of a thankful series on my blog during this month. This year I’m taking it back to the beginning where … Continue reading

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The Drone Mom by Julie Arduini

  Dr. Dobson has a classic parenting book, Parenting Isn’t for Cowards. Preach, Dr. Dobson. The last couple years have stretched my faith and refined me. I’ve learned these seasons prepare me for future opportunities, but it’s hard. HARD. The … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Blank Page

by Jim Denney “Almighty God, bestow upon us the meaning of words, the light of understanding, the nobility of diction, and the faith of the true nature. And grant that what we believe, we may also speak.” —Hilary of Poitiers (A.D. … Continue reading

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