Beyond Math

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Beyond Math by Jan Powell    “n him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise […]

Say Yes to the Best

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Say Yes to the Best by Diana C. Derringer   “Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come’” (Mark 1:38, NIV).   The smiling bride-to-be held a dress bag and a sign reading, I said yes to […]

Closed Doors and the Writer’s Call

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Closed Doors and the Writer’s Call by Tina Yeager   “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2, NIV).     The last rays of summer light hinted at the lateness of the hour. Hunger’s rising growl confirmed […]

Waiting on God

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Waiting on God by Dena Yohe   “In the morning I lay my requests before you     and wait expectantly” (Psalm 5:3, NIV).   I don’t like to wait. Most people don’t. One Christmas season my childhood impatience was put to the test. When my parents were busy, I found my […]

Call to Order

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Call to Order by Jan Powell “Redeeming the time because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16, KJV)   I’m the child of a “collector” father who kept all kinds of stuff in our burdened single-car garage. In his late eighties, he had a two-car garage so tightly packed that getting […]

Freedom from Ice-olation

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Freedom from Ice-olation by Tina Yeager “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24, NIV).   Isolation can chill even when we live with family. We hunker inside to avoid the invisible threat outside. Pandemic prevents us from gatherings with those […]

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 […]