Fragrant Authenticity of Word Offerings

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Fragrant Authenticity of Word-Offerings by Tina Yeager “… God uses us to spread his knowledge everywhere like a sweet-smelling perfume. Our offering to God is to be the perfume of Christ that goes out to those who are being saved and to those who are being lost” (2 Corinthians 2:14-15, ERV). […]

Upheld

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Upheld by Marcia Gunnett Woodard “But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’” (Matthew 14:30, NASB). Do you recall the childhood puzzle game, “What’s Wrong with This Picture?” Has God ever played this game with you? Not long […]

Letting Go

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Letting Go by Linda Summerford   “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You” (Psalm 56:3, NIV).   Grandma Elise always said, “Let go of circumstances you cannot control and never let hatred rule your heart. It will only cause you pain.” Though not something I wanted to […]

The Tyranny of the Task List

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The Tyranny of the Task List by A.C. Williams “I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6, NLT).   Have you ever fallen asleep in a Zoom meeting? I don’t recommend it. You wake up […]

Blessings When You’re Stuck

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Blessings When You’re Stuck by Tina Yeager   “So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank […]

I Get It!

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I Get It! by Dr. Mel Tavares “I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (Psalm 32:8, NIV).   I’ve been in a season of searching for direction from the Lord, seeking which way to go […]

A Writer’s Recipe for Prayer

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A Writer’s Recipe for Prayer by Penny Cooke “Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart” (Luke 18:1, AMP). We sustained hurricane damage. My parents’ declining health resulted in their deaths. Complications arose […]

Winning Over Discouragement

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Winning Over Discouragement by Kelly Evans   “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, NKJV).   Tears streamed forth as I stared at the computer screen.  This differed from previous times […]

Cheering for the Team Win

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Cheering for the Team Win by Tina Yeager   “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIV).   Warmed by powerful lighting through the award ceremony for the past two hours, every surface of the stage glowed. Dozens […]

Waiting

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Waiting by Donna Mumma “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14 NKJ). I stand in a waiting period. Circumstances beyond my control have put a cherished writing project on hold. I hesitate to craft new […]