Tears in a Bottle

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Tears in a Bottle by Sharron Cosby   “You have seen me tossing and turning through the night. You have collected all my tears and preserved them in your bottle! You have recorded every one in your book” (Psalm 56:8, TLB).   Many nights I tossed and turned, worrying about […]

Waiting for Such a Time as This

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Waiting for Such a Time as This by Sharron K. Cosby   “Then he sent back an answer. He said, ‘You live in the king’s palace. But don’t think that just because you are there you are the only Jew who will escape. What if you don’t say anything at […]

Messengers of Divine Births

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Messengers of Divine Births by Tina Yeager   “So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at […]

On Pilgrimage

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On Pilgrimage by Karen Condit   “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage” (Psalm 84:5, NIV).   I am on pilgrimage. Not to Mecca, but a much harder journey. My pilgrimage heads through the land of writing. Some days land me in a […]

No Room

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No Room by Yeny Maria Rowley   “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7, NKJV).   We all have varied backgrounds, making us unique and distinctive. […]

Vampires, Zombies, and Christian Writers

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Vampires, Zombies, and Christian Writers by Tina Yeager   “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other” (Galatians 5:14-15).   My son recently marveled at […]

I Give Up!

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I Give Up! by Donna Mumma   “Indeed, we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful” (James 5:11, NKJV).   I recently received a rejection letter that hurt. Badly. […]

Numbers Versus Wordsmith

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Numbers Versus Wordsmith by Tina Yeager   “Every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.  I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine …   “Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the […]

Tune in to the Whisper

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Tune in to the Whisper by Doris Hoover   “And after the fire came a gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:12 NIV)   “Okay, let’s quiet down,” was a phrase I repeated all day long when I taught third grade. Results usually lasted for a few minutes before the noise level […]

He Reigns in the Storms

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He Reigns in the Storms by Tina Yeager   “A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger … He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm … ‘Who is […]