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Questions from Elisha by Jennifer Mills Barnes

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Questions from Elisha by Jennifer Mills Barnes   “Elisha said to her, ‘What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have [of value] in the house?’ She said, ‘Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a [small] jar of [olive] oil’” (2 Kings 4:2, AMP).   […]

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Carving Canyons: A Testament to Perseverance by Marie Grace

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Carving Canyons: A Testament to Perseverance by Marie Grace “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9, NIV).   Once upon a time, a stream trickled along the desert floor in the […]

Heart Keeping by Jan Powell

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Heart-Keeping by Jan Powell “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23, NKJV). A spin on a familiar verse can bring fresh inspiration. I recently shared this thought with a friend. “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it […]

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Supernatural Victory in Your Hand by Tina Yeager

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Supernatural Victory in Your Hand by Tina Yeager “Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city.’ So Joshua held out toward the city the javelin that was in his hand” (Joshua 8:18, NIV).   Alien entities […]

Building Crews by Sharron K. Cosby

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Building Crews by Sharron K. Cosby   “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NLT).   Our Word Weavers group meets at a restaurant after our monthly critique session. We enjoy fellowship, discuss ideas, and bond as writing friends. […]

Keep Sowing; Don’t Give Up by Jody Armstrong

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Keep Sowing; Don’t Give Up by Jody Armstrong   “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us […]

Unflapped by Feelings by Elizabeth Lux

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Unflapped by Feelings by Elizabeth Lux   “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5, NIV).   The temptation to write only when inspired provides a great […]

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Do You Have Your Buddy? by Donna Mumma

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Do You Have Your Buddy? by Donna Mumma “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIV)   As a first-grade teacher I learned to handle a plethora of stressful situations. Unhappy parents, students who wedged objects into their […]

Picture Window by Gina Napoli

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Picture Window by Gina Napoli   “A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth” (Proverbs 17:24, NIV).   I have a picture window in my office. It’s a clear, plastic cubicle divider that reflects whatever is going on outside. If […]

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Writers and the Road to Golgotha

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Writers and the Road to Golgotha by Tina Yeager   “Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha)” (John 19:17, NIV).   Suffering daunts the writer’s journey. The world strips us of our financial status and scourges our backs with discouragement. Industry […]