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Better Skills than Alexa by Julie Arduini

The one gift I heard most that was under the Christmas tree for adults was the Echo Dot. I received one as well. With simple voice commands you can have news, weather, jokes, music, radio shows, interactive stories and so … Continue reading

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What it means to Pursue Righteousness

I’ve always wanted to play the piano. Except I’m tone deaf. And have never had lessons. I’d love to be fit and strong. Except I hate weight training. I’d love to speak French fluently. Or Russian. Or even Greek. Only I’ve … Continue reading

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Spoiled Children Don’t Grow by Julie Arduini

It seems like so many people I love are in a holding pattern, circling the runway to promises fulfilled. As a parent, I underestimated how shattering this would be. When the kids were little, their safety and prayer they would … Continue reading

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The Catapult by Julie Arduini

My goodness, where did this year go? In some ways it has felt so long, and yet, I know I missed posting here because it has been so busy. I pray life is treating you well. A couple weeks ago … Continue reading

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God’s Talking … Are You Listening

Distractibility is one of my biggest weaknesses. Selfishness is my second. Left unchecked, these character flaws hinder my relationships and has hurt those I love. I’d give examples, but I think we all know how it feels to be engaged … Continue reading

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Unpopular Parenting

Oh, the advice, admonitions, and warnings I received when our daughter was young, and often from people who had very little day-to-day contact with us. Their biggest complaint? That I sheltered her too much. And in every accusation came the … Continue reading

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Deepening Your Prayer Life

There are times when shout out prayers are all one can manage. Like when you’re raising infants … on -3 hours of sleep. When, upon learning your now adult daughter wants to go into international missions, and she begins to talk … Continue reading

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What Love Looks Like

We hear it so often, it’s become a cliche’. This statement is printed on T-shirts and engraved on wall hangings. It’s even a phrase we say to one another, but the question is, do we live it?  They’ll know us … Continue reading

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Hearing From God

What do you do when faced with a tough decision? How do you handle uncertainties and doubts? Have you ever forged ahead in an area only to find you landed smack dab in a mess? The Israelites were a chosen people, … Continue reading

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Called, But Not Equipped by Julie Arduini

Years ago there was a guest speaker at our church who prayed for people and had words of encouragement for some. When he got to me I remember thinking he was the real deal. In prayer he shared Christ’s heart … Continue reading

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Guarding Our Words When Life Squeezes Us by Jen Pheobus

“If I had really spoken this way to others, I would have been a traitor to Your people” (Psalm 73:15 NLT). We’ve all gone through some major upheavals. Times when it feels as if life has completely sideswiped us, and … Continue reading

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Pray in Both Fear and Love

I would like to say that I am good at praying or that I am a prayer warrior, but I’m not really. For the past few years I’ve been working on really praying for someone if I say I’ll pray … Continue reading

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The Presidential Election Will be Won By…By Julie Arduini

You’re leaning in, aren’t you? You want to know what name I’m going to type to reveal the winning candidate for this year’s election. Well, I don’t know. But I do believe with all my heart this: The election will … Continue reading

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Prayer For the New Year by Tara Randel

So here we are, just a few weeks into the new year. Is it just me, or is everyone as behind as I am? I’ve had to deal with the telephone company for multiple days now, which is never a … Continue reading

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Pray for Your Friends

Been struggling lately? I know I have. Struggles have a way of sending us to our knees in prayer, don’t they? That is, if we weren’t already there. I read via email or Facebook posts about other friends and struggles … Continue reading

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