There’s Room for Everyone in the Manger Scene

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There’s Room for Everyone in the Manger Scene by Donna Mumma “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold wise men from the East came to Jerusalem” (Matthew 2:1, NKJV).   I adore nativity scenes. I own four sets I display […]

Endure

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Endure by Donna Mumma “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and had sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV).   As writers, we endure […]

Freedom From “Not Good Enough” Feelings

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Freedom From “Not Good Enough” Feelings by Elaine Creasman “…Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23, NIV).   I sat in my seventh-grade music class eagerly awaiting the chance to show my music teacher the instrument I had made. Several of my ideas failed, but I finally came up […]

Enter His Joy

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Enter His Joy by Sharon Davis “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter the joy of your master’” (Matthew 25:21, NASB).   Wow, another post on social media celebrates […]

Preparing the Way

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Preparing the Way by Rachel Blanchard “And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth […]

My Only Qualification as a Writer

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My Only Qualification as a Writer by Tina Yeager “Then I said, ‘Here I am, I have come—it is written about me in the scroll. I desire to do your will, my God…’  I proclaim your saving acts … I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and […]

Honor for Divine Message Bearers

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Honor for Divine Message Bearers by Tina Yeager “‘At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,’ says the Lord” (Zephaniah 3:20, NIV).   […]

The Imposter

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The Imposter by Yeny Rowley “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33, ESV).   As a child, I saw a book on my mom’s nightstand. My eyes widened the day I learned to read its title, […]

A Work in Progress

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A Work in Progress by Emily Marszalek “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV).   “Well that’s not very Christian-like,” my fiancé Nick told […]

Destination Publication

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Destination Publication by Penny Cook “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail” (Proverbs 19.21, NLT).   My hopes lay shattered before me. Had I read God wrong? Did I quit a job I loved for nothing?   I felt led to leave my career as an […]