A Cloud of Hope

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A Cloud of Hope by Doris Hoover   “So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees” (1Kings 18:42 NIV).   Boy, can I relate to Elijah! I see myself in […]

An Entire World of Stories

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An Entire World of Stories by Michele Olson   “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written” (John 21:25, NIV).   When I read this […]

More Than Words

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More Than Words by Janice Mills   “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”  (Luke 6:45, NKJV). I’ve […]

Willing to Suffer Rejection?

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Willing to Suffer Rejection? by Tina Yeager   “Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’” (Matthew 21:42, NIV).   Decades ago, the call to write stirred […]

What Are We Gonna Do with That Snake?  

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What Are We Gonna Do with That Snake? by Donna Mumma   “Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees” (Isaiah 35:3, ESV).   Although many people believe they serve an important role in nature, I fear snakes. I agree they have their place. Just not in my […]

A Final Perspective

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A Final Perspective by Nancy Kelley Alvarez   “Don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing […]

Words as Our Legacy

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Words as Our Legacy by Tina Yeager   “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord” (Psalm 102:18, NIV).     I gaze through my new home’s double-paned windows toward a city of strangers. Engines reverberate, their roars penetrate our walls when countless […]

The With Factor

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The “With” Factor by Jan Powell   “Wherefore, comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as you also do” (I Thessalonians 5:11, KJV).   A grandmother returned home with her granddaughter from church, where they had each attended Bible classes. After lunch, the grandmother announced nap time. Though compliant […]

Be Still

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Be Still by Diana C. Derringer   “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, NIV).   I doubt I’m alone in occasionally feeling like a hamster on a wheel, running as fast as I can but getting nowhere. Much of my busyness relates to family, church, and […]

Direct My Writing Paths

Direct My Writing Paths

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Direct My Writing Paths by Crystal Bowman “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).   Fresh out of college, with a math/science degree in education, I pouted as I drove […]