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 […]

Pre-Prayer my Heart for Writing

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Pre-Prayer my Heart for Writing by Tina Yeager “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14, New International Version).   I skim through a Psalm while scarfing down my toast and java. The clock […]

The Tyranny of the Task List

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The Tyranny of the Task List by A.C. Williams “I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6, NLT).   Have you ever fallen asleep in a Zoom meeting? I don’t recommend it. You wake up […]

Voices That Hinder Our Journey

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Voices That Hinder Our Journey by Sarah Schwerin   “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. […]

Real, not Artificial

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Real, not Artificial by Jan Powell “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined […]

Excuses, Excuses

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Excuses, Excuses by Donna Mumma   “Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying ‘Write in a book for yourself the words that I have spoken’” (Jeremiah 30:2 NKJ).   We writers are a peculiar lot. A passion for words fills us. We observe the details and events surrounding us, […]

Yoked for a Balanced Life

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Yoked for a Balanced Life by Jan Powell   “They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (I Thessalonians 1:9b, NIV)   Our culture instills the desire to crave great things for ourselves. We’re told to achieve and bask in recognition. But […]