Scalding to Balding by M.L. Anderson

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Scalding to Balding by M.L. Anderson   “As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head, he is bald, but he is clean,” (Leviticus 13:40, KJV).   As a rebellious kid, I disdained rules and advice. When I turned ten, I demanded a new hygienic practice. I no longer desired […]

Paper Missionaries by Alice H. Murray

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Paper Missionaries by Alice H. Murray   “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15, NIV).   The Christian and Missionary Alliance church my family attended when I was a teenager shaped my view of missions. Missionaries left home and […]

Give Your Way to Success

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Give Your Way to Success by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson Hayes   “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you,” (Luke 6:38 NIV). Several […]

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 […]

When Words Don’t Come

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When Words Don’t Come by Jasmine C. Gatti  “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether” (Psalm 139:4, ESV).   I open my blinds. Through the backlit openings, I admire the verdant kaleidoscope outside. Dry leaves swept to high piles on the curb […]

Training Wheels

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Training Wheels by Sharron K. Cosby   “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NKJV).   At age six or seven, I received my first bicycle which included training wheels. The extra wheels caused […]

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 […]

This Is the Way; Walk in It

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This Is the Way; Walk in It by Jasmine Chen Gatti  “And your ears shall hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21, (ESV).   Instead of heading south after […]

Writing God’s Words

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Writing God’s Words by Amy C. Williams “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me” (John 10:27-28, NLT). I used to do quite a bit of ghostwriting and […]

God’s Good in Our Gray Mess

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God’s Good in Our Gray Mess by Cindy Carraway Williams “…for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13, NASB 1995).   I sat at my desk and typed a scene in my manuscript. A glance at […]