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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 [...]

First Day of Fall Harder to Find in Arizona September 30, 2013

The first day of Fall was identified as September 22nd. but it still feels pretty much like summer in Arizona. But, when cooler weather does come, we get the best of it here in Arizona. So, we must admit we’re blessed. What does your first day of Fall feel like in your neck of the [...]

24 Reasons Why Being Poor in Spirit Makes You Rich September 25, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air Jesus said that there is a kind of spiritual poverty we should seek. He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). What did He mean? According to Billy Graham it is Simply this: “We must be humble in our spirits. [...]

Our Outposts Great and Small: 10 Ways to Make Your Life Significant September 23, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air There are individuals in every generation whose “outposts” in life appear small, insignificant; often unnoticed. But their greatness emerges not from their outpost, but their outlook on life and how they touch the lives of those they connect with during their walk. How are we [...]

10 Things to do In Tough Times … September 20, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air In tough times, there is always the promise of a remembered past when we’re waiting for a brighter future to become the present. To do this … 1. Rest in the Lord 2. Seek him daily 3. Persevere in all things 4. Gather your advocates 5. Pray without ceasing [...]

The Lord Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear … of GMOs April 15, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air   First, Note of Full Disclosure: This editorial has a faith-based slant. So if you’re not Protestant, Catholic or any other religious affiliation, you can skip this Monday blog post and wait for Julie’s Fresh Air Wednesday installment. Additionally, my family farmed genetically modified cotton in Arizona (retired 2005) [...]

My Top 10 Christmas Carols December 19, 2012

By Julie Murphree Once again, I share my Top 10 Christmas Carols list. So do you want to know one of my main reasons I love Christmas so much? Even on your average, secular radio station, the gospel is preached. Wade through “Santa Baby,” “Hippopotamus for Christmas” and other dorky Christmas songs, and you still [...]

Want to Find Yourself? Look at the Sun October 26, 2012

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air Dad never gets lost. At least when the sun is shining (must be why he stays in Arizona). But farmers and ranchers must be more directionally astute. They can find themselves out in the middle of nowhere rounding up cattle or checking on the crops. Even in this modern [...]

All Farming is Organic August 15, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau I’m in trouble now. Yes, I stand by this statement, “All Farming is Organic.”  Defined, “organic” means “Having properties associated with living organisms;” basically all plant and animal life.  I especially like how Brian Dunning, host and producer of the podcast Skeptoid explains organic and specifically organic food. “Scientifically, [...]

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