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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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s Kind of Funny What Inspires Us September 18, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau and Julie’s Fresh Air   It’s truly funny (at least interesting) what can inspire our future endeavors. For the future pilot, it was that first breathless ride in a plane (certainly that was brother, Curt, flying around our farm with Dad). For the future doctor or medical professional it [...]

Arizona’s Farmers and Ranchers Always Making a Difference September 2, 2013

America’s Farmers Grows Communities launches fourth year   By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau In its first year (2010), America’s Farmers Grows Communities didn’t have a winner from Arizona. But every year since then, Arizona’s farmers have submitted nominations and won support for their favorite organizations.  As an example, hay farmer Steven Bales, Jr. from [...]

Burp: I Ate at Monsanto’s Cafeteria & the Food was Not GMO Free! August 28, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau I’m a little bit disappointed. I had high expectations. After all, the GMO-free crowd promised I’d not be eating GMO foods in Monsanto’s cafeteria!   The food was delicious, by the way. If I worked at Monsanto I’d eat there every day when in the office. But alas, their [...]

My Series of Conversations Brings on the Chatter August 12, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau This year, I’ve really enjoyed the “Conversations” series I began early in the year for Arizona Farm Bureau’s Arizona Agriculture, our monthly publication for our agriculture members. Every interview brought new insights to the conversation. Here are my favorite quotes from some of the interviews.   Howard Buffett, son [...]

GMO Wheat: How Odd That Stray Wheat Gene Seems June 7, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau When I study the details of the GMO wheat in Oregon, I scratch my head (yes, I know, the science mind doesn’t take over quickly for me). The news broke in expected fear mongering fashion as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported the detection of Roundup Ready® wheat [...]

Did You Know: Arizona Farm Bureau Has Policy Supporting Retail Agriculture June 3, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Periodically, I’d like to discuss some of Arizona Farm Bureau’s agriculture policy. This policy, updated regularly and contained in a policy book you can find online, is developed, voted on and supported by Arizona Farm Bureau’s agriculture members.   One of the first policies I’d like to discuss is [...]

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