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Julie Wells

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JULIE WELLS: Give praise to God this Thanksgiving season

As we approach the week of Thanksgiving I can’t help but ponder over the many things I’m incredibly grateful to your Lord and Savior for.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Cranberry Brie bites make lovely, tasteful dish for Thanksgiving

This dish is great for a beginner cook, and one that will simply impress your family and friends for Thanksgiving.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Try sweet potato medallions, instead of souffle, for Thanksgiving this year

When I think about Thanksgiving dinner, the very first thing that pops in my mind is of course the turkey. Next to follow is the sweet potato souffle and I’ll be honest, dessert quickly comes to mind after that.

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JULIE WELLS: Take time to pray for others in distress

We should pray for people when we seem them in distress, even if we don’t know them or their need, God does.

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JULIE WELLS: This holiday season, try a spiritual detox to make your heart right with God

As I was thinking about needing to go through a detox to get rid of all of the sugar I may or may not have consumed during the Halloween week, it made me think of how we often need to detox ourselves of “stuff” to be closer to God.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Creamy white chili perfect dinner for fall

If you are tired of the same old tomato-based soups and chilis, then you might be excited to try today’s featured recipe — Creamy White Chili.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Tomato stuffed zucchini is a healthy and flavorful dish to serve

Today’s recipe, tomato stuffed zucchini, is healthy, gluten-free and it is also a vegetarian dish

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JULIE WELLS: Read the Bible to draw closer to God

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8)

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THE RECIPE BOX: Serve sausage squares at holiday gatherings, parties, showers or as family meal

I’ve been saving today’s featured recipe — sausage squares — for a while now, in hopes of running it a little closer to the holidays.

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JULIE WELLS: A childhood with Jesus just the beginning of spiritual journey that takes us to heaven

What was just suppose to be a little drive in the car to try and get a two-year-old asleep, turned into a sweet and beautiful trip down memory lane.

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Semi-annual jewelry sale, hosted by the Newton Medical Auxiliary, ends today

The semi-annual jewelry sale at Newton Medical ends Wednesday.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Try pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween or Thanksgiving

Rice Krispie treats in the shape of a cute pumpkin are today’s featured recipe.

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JULIE WELLS: Let God into all the corners of your life, even the dark ones

We’ve been tightening up on our budget at home, and it caused me to have some old feeling well up in me from when I was a child, that I had not recognized that was still there.

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Hundreds attend annual Chili Cook Off at Ga. International Horse Park | PHOTOS

The Great Miller Lite Chili Cook Off was held Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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NHS crowns homecoming queen

NHS crowns homecoming queen

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JULIE WELLS: Turkey sliders can be small in size but big in flavor

Turkey sliders, today’s featured recipe, can be cooked on the stove-top, just in case some of you have already put up the grill since fall is officially upon us.

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JULIE WELLS: Let's not be so busy that we can't hear God speaking to us

Let God lead you, and the first real step in letting Him lead you is listening to Him.

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Portraits of Hope display fighters and survivors' stories of breast cancer

The portraits of breast cancer survivors and their stories will be posted in merchant windows around the Covington Square until Oct. 31.

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THE RECIPE BOX: No-bean chili an alternative for those not fond of legumes

Nobody cooks like mama cooks, that is for sure. And in my case, no one can cook like my mother-in-law, Janie Wells.

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JULIE WELLS: Pastors need our support and prayers to lead with strength

October is national Clergy Appreciation month, take the time to pray for your pastor.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Creamed spinach a heart-healthy, flavorful dish

Adding cream cheese to spinach helps cut some of the bitter taste of out the spinach and makes for a great side dish.

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JULIE WELLS: Good marriage requires grace, understanding, forgiveness and Jesus

As I celebrate five years of wedded bliss with my husband, Kevin, I’m reminded of that God’s word applies to marriage as well.

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Ready, set, shop! | PHOTOS

The semi-annual Tykes, Tots and Teens sale begins Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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Bazaar of books

The Newton Medical Auxiliary hosts their semi-annual Books are Fun book fair.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Vegetable bake a light, flavorful dish

A vegetable medley, a sauted onion and Italian diced tomatoes makes for a great vegetable bake.

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JULIE WELLS: Let Jesus fill emptiness in your heart

We need to allow Jesus to fill our empitness and then share with others how He blesses beyond belief.

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THE RECIPE BOX: ‘Frozen’ snack sure to please any fan

If there any Frozen fans in your home you might want to go ahead and grab the apron and get ready to mix up today’s recipe, Frozen-themed Chex Mix.

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JULIE WELLS: Blessings can come in all forms, even a rainbow

God’s promise to love us can be shown to us in many different ways, even in a rainbow.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Bite-sized banana and Vanilla Wafer treats

BaNilla cookies are breeze to whip up and are kid friendly too.

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JULIE WELLS: Showing compassion towards people is being like Jesus

We should show compassion towards people, no matter if we know their situation or not.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Mango salsa a flavor festival in your mouth

This recipe for mango salsa is full of tropical flavor.

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JULIE WELLS: God sees our inner beauty

Jesus’ opinion of you should be the one that matters the most to you in your life.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Gluten-free pizza a cheesy choice that doesn’t sacrifice taste

This almond-based gluten-free pizza can be made to order.

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JULIE WELLS: Camp meeting reminds us to worship together in one accord

Salem Camp Meeting was a great reminder of what it is like to worship together, no matter the denomination.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Maxwell Strange

Maxwell Jackson Strange was born on June 29 at Rockdale Medical Center.

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THE RECIPE BOX: You won’t sacrifice taste with these gluten-free brownies

A recipe for gluten-free brownies is a crowd-pleaser.

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JULIE WELLS: Avoid being distracted from worshipping Jesus

The distractions of this world often pull us away from keeping Jesus first in our lives.

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Salem Camp Meeting ends Friday | PHOTOS

Salem Camp Meeting continues through until Friday

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THE RECIPE BOX: Restaurant chicken wings don’t compare to homemade

Baked wings are made to order in your own home.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Try anchovies in your deviled eggs

This week’s recipe is summer staple, but mixed with a twist.

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Ready for Salem Camp Meeting

Twin sisters Alice Griffin Walker, left, and Becky Griffin Ramsey have been playing the piano at the Salem Camp Meeting for 43 years.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Watermelon cupcakes a healthy Fourth of July treat

Watermelon cupcakes are fun-festive July Fourth recipe.

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JULIE WELLS: Lead by example, as Christ does for us

We should be imitators of Christ in every area of our lives.

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus fulfills our needs just at the right time

God always knows what we need and when we need it.