Tag Archives: Jesus

Blooming in the Desert by Nancy J. Farrier

The western United States is in a terrible drought. I live in Southern Arizona and the drought is so severe almost nothing bloomed this spring. In a desert where the cactus blooms bring much beauty and joy, having a dearth … Continue reading

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Speechmaking by James R. Coggins

I never did very well at public speaking in high school. Once a year, all of the students would have to make a speech in English class. The students who had done the best in each class would then compete … Continue reading

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Reflections from a Hospital Hallway by James R. Coggins

They told me to go home and come back in a couple of hours after the operation had been done. That’s when I realized that this hospital was set up to serve people who lived nearby, in the middle of … Continue reading

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God’s Love Letter by Nancy J. Farrier

Ah, February, the month of love, when we are reminded to reach out to one another with love and kindness. I wrote a blog post this week about historical love letters. You can find that post here. Those letters got … Continue reading

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Updating Tech by Kathy Carmichael

Sometimes, even when you want to do anything but, you’re forced to update your password. At least for me, that’s a big “ugg.” I went through this recently. Very recently. The aggravation still clings to me like a static-soaked sock … 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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But God… by Nancy J. Farrier

In times of turmoil, we tend to focus on the turmoil and forget the power of our Creator and how much He cares for us. We forget how often the Bible talks about dire situations and then says—But God. Because … Continue reading

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Book Launch: Heaven and the Afterlife by Kathy Carmichael

Today is the official release launch date for my new Christian non-fiction book. For me, this book is both a source of pride and a source of fear. I’ve put myself out there for this book in a way I … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect by Julie Arduini

I recently wrapped up facilitating a Sunday School class where we journeyed through I Give Up: The Secret Joy of Surrender by Laura Story. I HIGHLY recommend it. Surrender is my “brand,” it’s the theme behind my writing and my … 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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Fear of a Child by Julie Arduini

I know Jesus talked about the faith of a child, and that’s a goal we all should strive for. Today I thought I’d talk about the fear of a child. Not the child who hears thunder at midnight or believes … Continue reading

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Four Days Late by Julie Arduini

During this season where we’re home and so much is unknown, my newsletter subscribers asked that I share weekly content that encourages. This message has helped me through a lot of personal valleys, and once again served as a reminder. … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

This weekend we will celebrate Easter, honoring the death and resurrection of Jesus. If you are a Christian, then you know what Easter is all about. We were all born sinners. We all fall short. Not one of us is … 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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