Winning Over Discouragement

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Winning Over Discouragement by Kelly Evans   “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, NKJV).   Tears streamed forth as I stared at the computer screen.  This differed from previous times […]

Waiting

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Waiting by Donna Mumma “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14 NKJ). I stand in a waiting period. Circumstances beyond my control have put a cherished writing project on hold. I hesitate to craft new […]

Plans to Prosper

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Plans to Prosper by Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “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 adore having my grandson for sleepovers. I look forward to […]

The Imposter

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The Imposter by Yeny Rowley “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33, ESV).   As a child, I saw a book on my mom’s nightstand. My eyes widened the day I learned to read its title, […]

A Work in Progress

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A Work in Progress by Emily Marszalek “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV).   “Well that’s not very Christian-like,” my fiancé Nick told […]

Destination Publication

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Destination Publication by Penny Cook “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail” (Proverbs 19.21, NLT).   My hopes lay shattered before me. Had I read God wrong? Did I quit a job I loved for nothing?   I felt led to leave my career as an […]

Help for Writer’s Block

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Help for Writer’s Block by Maureen Miller “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” (Jeremiah 33:3, ESV).   There are times my mind feels as empty as the blank screen or page before me. Though I hold […]

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. […]

Battling Imposter Syndrome as a Writer

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Battling Imposter Syndrome as a Writer by Dr. Mel Tavares “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings, but he will not stand before obscure men” (Proverbs 22:29, ESV).   I first heard the term ‘Imposter Syndrome’ while working on my Doctorate. Loosely defined, […]

Look Again!

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Look Again! by Kelly Evans “…and [Elijah] said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So, he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small […]