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Jump off the Hamster Wheel by Rhonda Dragomir

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Jump off the Hamster Wheel by Rhonda Dragomir   “Faithful is he who has called you; it is he who shall perform it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24, HBPT).   Visits to the pet store always brighten my day. Colorful advertisements and images of cute animals line the store shelves. I admire […]

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Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich

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Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich “…and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2b, ESV). Woodworkers sometimes find the wood resists conforming to their purpose. My skilled friend once sanded an enormous plank he intended to craft into a dining room […]

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A Land of Milk and Honey? Contentment in Writing by Amy Dagit

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  A Land of Milk and Honey? Contentment in Writing by Amy Dagit “Isn’t it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the Israelite community and brought you near himself to do the work at the Lord’s tabernacle and to stand before […]

Compass for the Writer’s Calling by Tina Yeager

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Compass for the Writer’s Calling by Tina Yeager “Therefore, believers, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your […]

Sprawling Fig Tree in Desert region

Yes, I Have No Figs by Gina Napoli

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Yes, I Have No Figs by Gina Napoli   “The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people” (Zechariah 8:12, NIV).     In […]

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 […]

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, […]