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How to HOPE When Life Gets HARD

Hello, HOPE-lovers. I’m going to keep this brief, but I felt the Lord compelling me to share a little something regarding Elias’s surgery and our family’s current status. If you’re familiar at all with HOPE4Hipsters, especially for the past 7 months, the Arnold’s have been on an atypical “faith adventure.” Back in March, I willingly quit my job.  No more: …

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Blogging Break: I’m Seeking To Be An Author!

Hey hipsters! This is just a little fyi, especially for those who do not follow on social media.  In case you’ve been wondering why I haven’t had any recent blog posts, here’s why: About two weeks ago, I decided to write an autobiography detailing my journey from despair to HOPE!  I’m becoming an author!  Well, at least in my little …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: FUN IN PAYSON

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai Hello, Hipsters and Happy Friday!  Let’s connect with family and have some fun. As I shared last time, our family loves to travel.  During summers in Phoenix, we especially enjoy getting out of the horrid heat to rediscover the beauty of God’s earth. And although we often lose our …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: My Son Elias

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: FUN AT The Grand Canyon

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Augustine Hello, Hipsters, and happy Friday!  Let’s have some fun. We love to travel. During summers in Phoenix, my family and I especially enjoy getting out of the heat and rediscovering the beauty of this earth. Although it can be difficult with three young …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: My Daughter Elianna

Hello, Hipsters! It’s “Thankful Thursday!” “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: Flying Kites

“I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, ‘Do you know what you are doing now?’ I thought it was some kind of trick question. ‘Tell me,’ I said. ‘You are building your memories,’ he replied, ‘so make them good ones.’” ~ Ravi Zacharias Hello, Hipsters, and happy Friday! Let’s have some fun. As I …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: My Daughter Emery

Hello, Hipsters! It’s “Thankful Thursday!” “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: The Zoo

Hello, Hipsters, and welcome to the first ever: “Family Friday!” Let’s have some fun! “I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, ‘Do you know what you are doing now?’ I thought it was some kind of trick question.  ‘Tell me,’ I said.  ‘You are building your memories,’ he replied, ‘so make them good ones.’” …

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Resignation & Beyond

See VLOG. “He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.” ~ C. S. Lewis | The Weight Of Glory It’s March, so there’s lots of “madness,” but here we’re continuing to march not only into some madness but also into some mystery… I began the previous post (Nearness & Folly) by quoting most of 1 …