Tag Archives: Hope

Without Christ by Julie Arduini

I was enjoying some quiet time reflecting on Christmas when a thought came to mind: what if Christ wasn’t our story? What if He didn’t exist? What if the devil had free reign without end? Years ago I remember reading … Continue reading

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Hold Onto Hope by Bridget A. Thomas

Help me, O LORD my God! Save me because of your unfailing love. – Psalm 109:26 Have you ever felt like everyone and everything was against you? Have you ever felt all alone in the world? I was recently reading … Continue reading

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Handing Our Concerns to God by Bridget A. Thomas

Many years ago, I was headed out of town on a business trip with two coworkers. We had a layover in Chicago, but sadly learned that our connecting flight was cancelled. It was late and there were no other flights … Continue reading

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It’s the Who that Gets You Through by Julie Arduini

For the last couple weeks my sister and I have been perusing social media and watching videos. There has been so much information out there concerning our nation and her past, her presidents, their choices, and our future. Heady stuff. … Continue reading

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An Advent Life by Bridget A. Thomas

The advent season is a special time of the year. The world around us seems to take on a new excitement as we anticipate Christmas day. We reflect on the first Christmas, over two thousand years ago, when the world … Continue reading

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Wishing You A Merry Christmas by Tara Randel

Merry Christmas, friends! It’s the beautiful time of year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Although we can easily get caught up with decorations and presents and baking, I hope we never lose sight of what … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Again (by Hannah Alexander)

You know how you feel when the winter weather has let up for a few days and there are signs of warmth? I know, I know it depends on where you live. For instance, if you live in the far … Continue reading

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The HOPE in Seeing Jesus by Nancy J. Farrier

  My breath caught. I stopped and stared at the dead cholla cactus. Nestled close to those wicked spines was a small mammillaria, possibly the mammillaria grahamii. A mammillaria “in the wild,” something I’d never seen before. I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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WE ARE SAMARIA by Kristen Heitzmann

We all know the know the story of the woman at the well. Jesus is traveling and meets this Samaritan woman who has come to draw water in the noon heat when all the other women, who might have insulted … Continue reading

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The Christmas Movie that Gave Me Hope by Julie Arduini

It was 2003. We still lived in Upstate NY and the repercussions from 9/11 were moving throughout the state. My job had been eliminated from the state budget, but because I was pregnant with our second child, we knew I … Continue reading

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The Inspiration of “I Run 4” by Julie Arduini

In a few minutes I leave for the annual IEP meeting to determine what helps our daughter will receive in the coming year. We recently moved so it is with a new district (we attend a Christian school so my … Continue reading

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God’s Grace is Greater than Our Failures

I don’t understand how it is that time passes by more rapidly each year, but I bet some of you reading this post will testify along with me that, indeed, it does! 2012 has come and gone. Already, we find … Continue reading

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When Christmas Stinks by Lynette Sowell

You can feel it in the air. Everyone’s talking about baking, Christmas parties, good foods, beloved traditions, gifts they’ve tucked away,and leaving town to see friends and family. The feeling can be almost contagious. Most of us have endured Christmases … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas Review by Yvonne Ortega

Go to your nearest bookstore or go online and buy the book, The Spirit of Christmas, as soon as you can. Curl up in your favorite chair with a cup of hot tea and read this wonderful Christmas collection. Cecil … Continue reading

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