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 […]

Loneliness: Working from Home

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Loneliness: Working from Home by Kara Silvers “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail” (Isaiah 58:11, NIV).   I yearned to work from […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Called and Held for New Things

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Called and Held for New Things by Tina Yeager   “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you … a light …  to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who […]

When I Gave up Writing

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When I Gave up Writing by Christy Bass Adams   “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33, ESV).   I imagined being an elementary educator for life. The children captured my heart and teaching flowed through my […]

Perfect Pen Plans

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    Perfect Pen Plans by Alice H. Murray “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord …” (Jeremiah 29:11a , NIV)   In elementary school, I reclined against the weeping willow tree in my front yard. Notebook in my lap and pen in hand, I furiously […]