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 […]

Via Dolorosa and title of piece, Writers and the Road to Golgotha by Tina Yeager

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 […]

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 […]

Write in the Most Excellent Way by Tina Yeager

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Write in the Most Excellent Way by Tina Yeager   “Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging […]

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 […]

Confident Joy in God-Goals

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Confident Joy in God-Goals by Tina Yeager “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of […]

There’s Room for Everyone in the Manger Scene

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There’s Room for Everyone in the Manger Scene by Donna Mumma “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold wise men from the East came to Jerusalem” (Matthew 2:1, NKJV).   I adore nativity scenes. I own four sets I display […]

When Words Don’t Come

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When Words Don’t Come by Jasmine C. Gatti  “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether” (Psalm 139:4, ESV).   I open my blinds. Through the backlit openings, I admire the verdant kaleidoscope outside. Dry leaves swept to high piles on the curb […]