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 […]

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 […]

Plans to Prosper

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Plans to Prosper by Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).   I adore having my grandson for sleepovers. I look forward to […]

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).   […]

Song of the Stars

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Song of the Stars by Maureen Miller “The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice […]

Loneliness: Working from Home

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Loneliness: Working from Home by Kara Silvers “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail” (Isaiah 58:11, NIV).   I yearned to work from […]

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, […]

Don’t Waste a Day

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Don’t Waste a Day by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high” (Psalms 3:3 NIV). When my Bible-quoting daddy was first diagnosed with brain cancer, I threw my phone onto the passenger seat. The blinding Arizona sun […]

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 […]