Chisels and planer on a wood plank with curled shavings on top

Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich

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Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich “…and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2b, ESV). Woodworkers sometimes find the wood resists conforming to their purpose. My skilled friend once sanded an enormous plank he intended to craft into a dining room […]

Overcoming Obstacles in Our Writing Race

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Overcoming Obstacles in Our Writing Race by Crystal Storms   “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised” (Hebrews 10:36, NIV). By design, obstacle courses include challenging features to increase the difficulty of the race. These twists […]

Naked

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  Naked by Lesa Crisp   “He (Adam) answered, ‘I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.’” Genesis 3:10, NIV   Adam’s nakedness before a holy God reminds me of a popular reality TV series.  In the series, teams of two […]

When You Get That Sinking Feeling

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  When You Get That Sinking Feeling by Rebekah Love Dorris   “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who […]