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 […]

On the Way to Publication

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On the Way to Publication by Tina Yeager “So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them …  Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will […]

Upheld

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Upheld by Marcia Gunnett Woodard “But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’” (Matthew 14:30, NASB). Do you recall the childhood puzzle game, “What’s Wrong with This Picture?” Has God ever played this game with you? Not long […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Words Have No Borders

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Our Words Have No Borders by Michelle Davis “But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer” (2 Corinthians 1:6, NASB).   […]

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 […]

Help for Writer’s Block

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Help for Writer’s Block by Maureen Miller “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” (Jeremiah 33:3, ESV).   There are times my mind feels as empty as the blank screen or page before me. Though I hold […]