Doorkeepers

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Doorkeepers by Tina Yeager   “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked” (Psalm 84:10, NIV).   Dead leaves pollute my front stoop. I’ve lost concern over the buried mat in this season of rare visitors. As uninviting […]

Wordsmithing for Love Alone

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Wordsmithing for Love Alone by Tina Yeager   “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14).   The sun beams through the windows of my Florida home, yet a wild storm rages against the walls of my soul. The […]

Messengers of Divine Births

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Messengers of Divine Births by Tina Yeager   “So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at […]

Accepting Advice

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Accepting Advice by Alice H. Murray   “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice” (Proverbs 12:15 (NIV)).   The chapel at the Christian writers’ retreat resonated with the sound of voices singing praise to our Creator. My brain was bursting with writing tips, […]

Unexpected

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Unexpected by Samantha Seidel   “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).   I sat in front of my computer. Another Tuesday. Same early wake […]

Groan-Free

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Groan-Free by Tina Yeager   “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life” […]

Waiting for Perfect

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Waiting for Perfect by Rachael M. Colby   “It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God” (2 Corinthians 3:5, NLT).   I was waiting for perfect, but it never showed up. So I decided I’d better start the […]

Service for One

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Service for One by Tina Yeager   “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  Do not cause anyone to stumble … For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved” […]