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Julie Wells

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JULIE WELLS: Dress up French toast with some peanut butter and jelly

It is time to break out a blank recipe card, folks. Today’s recipe is beyond easy, its ooey-gooey and it can be served any time of the day. Peanut butter and Jelly Stuffed French Toast, that is what’s on the recipe card for today.

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JULIE WELLS: Even in death, there is life through the blood of Jesus

A few scriptures in Pslams resonated with me this weekend as I received the news that my buddy, Jason Pugh, went home to be with the Lord.

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JULIE WELLS: Almond butter fudge makes for a chocolatey, sweet Valentine treat

THE RECIPE BOX: For many food fans, love at Valentines Day is the love for chocolate

While some of the retail chains are already displaying Easter products and candies, I’m just trying to focus on Valentine’s Day, which, by the way, is 10 days away.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Almond butter fudge makes for a chocolatey, sweet Valentine treat

While some of the retail chains are already displaying Easter products and candies, I’m just trying to focus on Valentine’s Day, which, by the way, is like 13 days away.

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JULIE WELLS: Move past your problems and find Jesus

Someone sent me a quote the other day that reads like this: “Don’t allow what has been done to you to become bigger than what Jesus did for you.” (author unknown)

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THE RECIPE BOX: Super Bowl sausage appetizer perfect mix of sweet and spicy

Most of you probably reference today’s featured recipe as cocktail sausages, but in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl game, we are calling today’s recipe Super Bowl Sausages.

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JULIE WELLS: Life isn’t about what we’ve done, but what Jesus has done for us

In this life, it isn’t what we’ve done, but it is what He has done.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Any way you slice it, this lemon Bundt cake is sure to please your guests

One of my favorite gifts I received this past Christmas was an original Bundt Cake pan.

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus reminds us He is always with us in our every day lives

Listen, although this crazy life is constantly reminding me that I am not in control like I’d like to think I am, that He is the beginning and the end, and that His word and His promises are written in red.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Skillet cabbage and sausage is hearty and a no fuss kind of meal

Skillet Cabbage and Sausage, that is whats on the recipe card for today.

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JULIE WELLS: God cares for you more than you’ll ever imagine

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said a thousand times, God is always right on time, all the time – even when we have no idea that His timing is greatly needed at a certain moment in our life.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Broccoli and cheese soup perfect for chilly winter day

When the instructions of a recipe include “melt a stick of butter and slowly stir in the cream cheese” … you know its going to be good. And that is how today’s featured recipe — Broccoli and Cheese soup begins.

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JULIE WELLS: Love God and He will lead you to love others in your life

Praise be to God for a new season!

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THE RECIPE BOX: Surprise your New Year’s guests with these delightful cucumber and tomato appetizer bites

Hopefully today’s recipe, Cucumber Tomatoes bites, will help you spend a little less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests.

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JULIE WELLS: Remember, especially at Christmas, that Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving all year long

The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when He gave a gift beyond words. The unspeakable gift of His son — as quoted by Robert Flatt.

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JULIE WELLS: God is awesome, and in control, even when our health is ailing

The Bible says that Jesus is our strength when we are weak. Amen to that.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Christmas breakfast casserole a time-saving meal for the holidays

Christmas casserole is what is on the menu today.

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Assemble these quick, easy treats to help celebrate the season with your family

Assemble these quick, easy treats to help celebrate the holidays

Christmastime is here and that is good enough reason for me get in the kitchen and whip up a bunch of sweet treats.

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JULIE WELLS: Hearing a child tell the story of Jesus’ birth reminds us all to be excited about this time of year

In case I haven’t stated this before: I absolutely love this time of year.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels add kick to holiday appetizers

Buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels can be made to be a spicy as you like them.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Blissful brownies can be made with Reese's or Oreos

Chocolatey goodness is whats on the recipe card for the day.

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JULIE WELLS: Keep Jesus, our Lord and Savior, at center of Christmas season

We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving with our families, and now on to Christmas, and the birthday celebration of our Lord and Savior.

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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.