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 […]

The Nagging Nudge

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The Nagging Nudge by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes   “This is what the Lord says—your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go’” (Isaiah 48:17, NIV).   In my senior […]

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 […]

Willing to Suffer Rejection?

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Willing to Suffer Rejection? by Tina Yeager   “Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’” (Matthew 21:42, NIV).   Decades ago, the call to write stirred […]

It’s Your Turn

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It’s Your Turn by Del Bates   “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Gal 6:9, NKJV). Writing is like anything in life; practice makes perfect. Year after year, I struggled to master the craft. […]