Made for This

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Made for This by Tina Yeager   “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV).   I love the scent of simmering cranberries. The heat cures their best flavors until luscious juice-steam bursts […]

No Minor Prophets

No “Minor” Prophets

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No “Minor” Prophets by Jan Powell “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23, NIV)   Does my writing voice count? Does yours? We peruse thousands of books and wonder where our words fit into the vast ocean […]

Steadfast Perseverance

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Steadfast Perseverance by Felicia Ferguson   “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58, NKJV)   I opened my email and there it was: my fifteenth “no.” I had heeded […]

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 […]

The Outdoor Alternative to Starbucks

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The Outdoor Alternative to Starbucks by Faye Wilson Walton   “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty […]

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 […]

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 […]