Sharpening Words

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Sharpening Words by Jan Powell   “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17 ESV).   Sharpening knives registers low on my list of fun things to do in the kitchen. Close to cleaning tiny crevices and scrubbing the floor. As a result, I neglect the task until […]

Call to Order

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Call to Order by Jan Powell “Redeeming the time because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16, KJV)   I’m the child of a “collector” father who kept all kinds of stuff in our burdened single-car garage. In his late eighties, he had a two-car garage so tightly packed that getting […]

Battling Overwhelm with a Pencil

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  Battling Overwhelm with a Pencil by Tina Yeager   “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, […]

Falling in Love the Second Time

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Falling in Love the Second Time   by Jan Powell   “Who is this who shines like the dawn—as beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as an army with banners?” Song of Songs 6:10 (HCSB)   First love grips us with the perfections of our beloved. We […]

Talent is a Seed

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Talent Is a Seed   by Rachael M. Colby   “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass” (Psalms 37:4-5, NKJV).   Talent is a seed. A seed hidden in a pocket […]

Stoplight Creativity

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Stoplight Creativity   by Jan Powell     ““Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret…” (Psalm 37:7, NKJV)   My daily travel by car is minimal. I have two jobs, but do both from home. Regular excursions to my church, my bank, my post office, and the […]

A No Pecking Zone

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A No Pecking Zone by Donna Mumma   “Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.” Proverbs 19:20 NKJ   A pair of mockingbirds nested in the oak tree outside our front door. I’ve enjoyed watching their dedication to protecting their unhatched eggs. […]