Called to Write

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Called to Write by Jan Powell   “Be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election” (2 Peter 1:10, ESV).   I have struggled many times with confirmation of my call to write. After suffering through these challenges, I learned steps of analysis to rise up from the […]

Is My Writing Futile or Fertile?

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Is My Writing Futile or Fertile? by Tina Yeager “The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps” (Psalm 85:12-13).   Many farmers plowed through their unsellable crops in recent months, reaping only […]

A Mountain Called ‘So Much Yet to Learn’

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A Mountain Called ‘So Much Yet to Learn’ by Elise Kay   “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil” (Ecclesiastes 2:24, NIV).   I struggle with many things as a developing writer: the craft, business aspects, freelancing discipline, and […]

Come On, I’ll Show You

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Come On, I’ll Show You by Sharron Cosby   “Jesus said to them, ‘When you pray, say this: ‘Father: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come. Give us day by day the food we need. Forgive us our sins, for we forgive everyone who does us wrong. And do not bring hard […]

One Tough Cookie

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One Tough Cookie by Diana C. Derringer   “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11, NIV).   As part of a friendship family to international university students, I became the unofficial interpreter for my husband’s frequent use of slang, idioms, and other unusual expressions. When students […]

Writing from the Closet

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Writing from the Closet by Jan Powell   “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly” (Matthew 6:6, NIV).   Consistent secret prayer is commanded and […]

Message of Peace

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Message of Peace by Tina Yeager   “Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ … On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and […]

Just One More

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Just One More by Kathy Davis   “’How many loaves do you have?’ Jesus asked” (Mark 8:5, NIV).   After I wrote a faith-based article for my sorority’s newsletter, the editor asked me to share my experience with the “fruit of the Spirit” mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. I agreed. I […]

Nature’s Lesson

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Nature’s Lesson by Delana Taylor   “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does […]

Doorkeepers

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Doorkeepers by Tina Yeager   “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked” (Psalm 84:10, NIV).   Dead leaves pollute my front stoop. I’ve lost concern over the buried mat in this season of rare visitors. As uninviting […]