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Metaphors and Faith by Olivia Oster

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Metaphors and Faith by Olivia Oster “And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life …’” (John 6:35a, NKJV).   I use metaphors often in my writing, but recently discovered how these literary devices may offer insights for my journey as a faith-centered wordsmith. I considered how this […]

Writing for a Post-Winter Bloom by Tina Yeager

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Writing for a Post-Winter Bloom by Tina Yeager “Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon. There the Lord will display his glory, the splendor of our God. With […]

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Fuzzy Blankets by Donna Mumma

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Fuzzy Blankets by Donna Mumma “But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it” (Deuteronomy 30:14, NKJV). I’ve developed a new obsession with fuzzy blankets. Not the full-sized covers made for a bed, but the smaller throws to snuggle while […]

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Worthy of Your Calling by Morgan Mitchell

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Worthy of Your Calling  by Morgan Mitchell “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” (Ephesians 4:1, ESV).   I apply perfectionism to many areas of my life. I like things to be just […]

Truth Be Told by Michael L. Anderson

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Truth Be Told by Michael L. Anderson “We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done” (Psalm 78:4, KJV). Hollywood prepared to film a documentary, Eighty Years After Pearl […]

For Such a Time as This by Maureen Miller

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For Such a Time as This by Maureen Miller “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as […]

Never Too Old by  Sharron K. Cosby

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Never Too Old by  Sharron K. Cosby   “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five […]

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 […]

Pre-Prayer my Heart for Writing

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Pre-Prayer my Heart for Writing by Tina Yeager “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14, New International Version).   I skim through a Psalm while scarfing down my toast and java. The clock […]