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Come Join Us! June 27, 2016

By Pennee Murphree, Former Quadrille de Mujeres Member In 1975, I went to the Annual Dust Bowl called Maricopa Stagecoach Days, a small community mini-Gymkhana, mini-rodeo that raised money for the community. As I watched the various events, as well as my four bored children who by now were covered with six inches of dust, [...]

Nothing is by Accident … May 2, 2016

By Julie Murphree Yesterday morning (May 1, 2016), Dad and I went up in his Super Decathlon (a sports plane and aerobatic trainer) for a cruise around the desert Vekol area due west of Dad and Mom’s place, about 20 minutes away. We flew over High Lonesome, one of the tallest mountain peaks in the [...]

Celebrating Mom, Pennee Murphree February 5, 2016

Editor’s Note: More for our remembrance but certainly something to share with family and friends, Special Note from Bob Whitaker, Remembering Mom, Oh Pennee and Brents Eulogy for Mom are part of a compilation of remembrances about mom. It will all be treasured. But Bob Whitaker’s letter, below, to our family comes just in time for mom’s first [...]

10 Things Bethany Learned from her Swim Coach November 4, 2014

By Curt Murphree, Mortgage Banker with Prime Lending: My 10 year old swimmer tells me “coach made the whole team swim a 500 over and over again because some people didn’t listen and were doing it wrong, we ended up doing it four times before we could move on to the rest of practice. It was [...]

We Don’t Make Shoes Anymore October 23, 2013

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the October 2013 issue of Arizona Agriculture.   We forget how important protective tariffs were in building the U.S. standard of living.   By Joe Sigg, Arizona Farm Bureau I bumped into a stack of old magazines:  “Twentieth Century Magazine” with issues from 1911 and 1912.  I was [...]

Charity Dollars Need to Go to the Kids, Not the Dogs! October 21, 2013

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of Arizona Agriculture.   AZFB’s Educational Farming Company helps you Support our youth.   By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau In 2012, according to the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) Annual Report, their “Contributions and Grants” revenue line item totaled $151,069,252. When [...]

The Creation Risk October 18, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air  Editor’s Note: Except for the fact of God’s creation, the following thoughts are based on my own ponderings. Lord, if I had the ability to create like you, I would. Perhaps this idea of creating something out of nothing is what drives us. The idea that we could create [...]

It’s Just a Theory: Why Does Everything Else Need a Creator but Evolution? October 16, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air If we believe in the theory of evolution is it harder to connect with the master artist? Let me try to explain. Often (not always), evolution is presented without a creator. How funny don’t you think? I’ve never known a painting without the painter’s signature, a sculpture without a [...]

As God has named and Numbered the Stars, He’s Named and Numbered You October 14, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air As God determines the number of stars and names each one, he surely determines each one he has created “in his image.” And, he has called us each by name. All of us: male and female, young and old, rich and poor, black and white … all of us. [...]

Our Friendships Keep us Accountable and Appreciating Our Lives October 11, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air I treasure my friendships. Like many, I have a core group of friends. We consider each other “our intimates.” We share everything with each other. Our hopes, dreams, concerns and more. Everyone needs a core group; small and intimate to keep one accountable and joyful in life. A quote [...]

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