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 […]

How Do We Prepare for His Way

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How Do We Prepare for His Way by Jasmine C. Gatti  “… the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]