Turning Back to Say Thanks

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Turning Back to Say Thanks by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson Hayes   “And one of [the lepers], when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God. And fell down on his face at [Jesus’] feet, giving him thanks” (Luke 17:15-16, KJV).   My administrative […]

Strength on Wilderness Paths

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Strength on Wilderness Paths by Tina Yeager   “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to […]

He Works in the Waiting

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He Works in the Waiting by Betty Predmore “‘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 a hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).   Does any writer like waiting? Maybe you relate […]

When My Plans Fall Apart

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When My Plans Fall Apart by Tina Yeager   “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17, NIV).   The opportunity to speak had arrived at last. As I practiced my talk for the evening one last time, the prop tumbled from my nervous fingertips […]

The Reason I Write

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The Reason I Write by Barbara Latta “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, NKJV).   At times, the whispers of doubt about why I write taunt my mind. Why write […]

Answers to Distress Calls

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Answers to Distress Calls   by Tina Yeager   “When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me,” (Psalm 86:7, NIV).   Strained chirps erupted from the wee nest tufted behind the pillar of our front porch. A glorious finch eyed me until I backed out […]

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Battle for Our Position

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Battle for Our Position by Tina Yeager “For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth … He chose our inheritance for us,     the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.” (Psalm 47:2-4, NIV).     Before I rose from bed, a predator emerged from the shadows. The ambush […]

What Do You Do After the Storm?

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What Do You Do After the Storm? by Jan Powell “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2, ESV).   […]

Not My Own

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Not My Own by Tina Yeager   “His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love” (Psalm 147:10-11, NIV).   I gazed at the ceiling this morning. The pale […]

We Are Not Alone

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We Are Not Alone by Veronica V. Sutherland   “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5: 7, NIV).   My autistic daughter always stands behind me in the kitchen. Her proximity makes it impossible to turn around without bumping into her. She observes […]