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Why I’m Smiling by Julie Arduini

It’s our busy season with the book release and graduation down, but a wedding to go. At the grad party friends asked us how we felt about our son moving out and starting a life of his own. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers by Bridget A. Thomas

Many years ago, my husband and I attended a high school baseball game, in which our friend’s son was one of the athletes. I don’t remember a whole lot about this particular game and I can’t tell you who won. … Continue reading

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Ungrateful Kids by James R. Coggins

“Lord,” the man prayed, “it’s these kids you gave me. They’re driving me nuts. They’ve phoned me fourteen times this week, and not once was it anything positive. They only called me to complain or to ask for something: ‘I … Continue reading

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Red, Yellow, Green Light by Julie Arduini

Last week I enjoyed a conversation with a woman at church I hope to get to know better. Her children are younger than mine, so we were talking about the youth group/teen years. One of the things I shared was … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here by Julie Arduini

I remember my first conversation with my mother after dad died. She had been taking care of people since she was a teen. Now her home was empty and “for the first morning in fifty years, I have no one … Continue reading

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New Clothes and Shoes by Julie Arduini

Happy Fall! This is typically my favorite time of year with the gorgeous leaves, smells of apples and bonfires, and cooler weather that I long for in the heat of July. I’m also done with big travels this year, so … 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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Stereotyping by Nancy J. Farrier

Stereotype: something conforming to a fixed or general pattern.  Have you ever put certain people into a stereotype group? An absent-minded professor. A nosey, gossipy, or talkative woman. Perhaps a motorcycle gang member as being outside the law. A young … Continue reading

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Hydrangea Evangelism by Julie Arduini

This has been the best summer for my flowers yet. My roses bloomed for a straight month, and I see round two is coming up. I’ve had roses bloom as late as November before. The one showcase has been the … Continue reading

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Choose the Golf Club by Julie Arduini

If this picture could talk! This was how my teen daughter, nephew, sister, and I spent Good Friday. My sister and nephew now live in what was our mom’s home, and it is 300 miles from my house. When we … Continue reading

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I Love You a Bushel and a Peck by Kathy Carmichael

  My sister Paula is six years older than me. Paula was my mother’s eldest and I was my father’s eldest (we have different fathers). All through growing up, my mother’s mother would ask Paula how much she loved her, … Continue reading

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2021 Themes for the Year by Julie Arduini

Each year I pray and ask the Lord what word does He have for me in the coming year. Past years have been about abundance, revive, and abide to name a few. The words tend to come in October, and … Continue reading

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A Prayer for You by Nancy J. Farrier

Every year I read through the Bible. I’ve done this so many years, I’ve lost count of the number of times. The only year I didn’t make it through was the year I tried to read along with my church … Continue reading

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Breakthrough or Breakup by Julie Arduini

It’s a rite of passage for authors. The one-star review/rating. The dread of it kept me from writing for publication for decades. Yes, decades. In my young adult years I was tied to what people thought of me. It kept … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving by Bridget A. Thomas

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. I am honored to be on the schedule today to share this wonderful day with you. In honor of this holiday, today I want to focus on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 which says, … Continue reading

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