Revelations at Chuck E. Cheese

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Revelations at Chuck E. Cheese by Emily Shanahan  “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all […]

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 […]

Strength on Wilderness Paths

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Strength on Wilderness Paths by Tina Yeager   “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to […]

He Works in the Waiting

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He Works in the Waiting by Betty Predmore “‘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 a hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).   Does any writer like waiting? Maybe you relate […]

Not My Vineyard

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Not My Vineyard by Christy Bass Adams   “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones” (Proverbs 14:30, NIV). My mind turned this week to the infamous King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. At the onset of one of his many horrible deeds, Ahab gazed at […]

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Battle for Our Position

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Battle for Our Position by Tina Yeager “For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth … He chose our inheritance for us,     the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.” (Psalm 47:2-4, NIV).     Before I rose from bed, a predator emerged from the shadows. The ambush […]

In Good Times and Bad

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In Good Times and Bad by Tracy Crump   “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks” (Luke 17:15-16, KJV).   My writing career started with […]

Not My Own

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Not My Own by Tina Yeager   “His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love” (Psalm 147:10-11, NIV).   I gazed at the ceiling this morning. The pale […]

Give an Encouraging Word

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Give an Encouraging Word by Martin Wiles   “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NLT).   I ignored the call, assuming it just another spammer. Writers’ conferences wield a double-edged sword. I hang on every word from experienced […]

Spring from Dead Hope

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Spring from Dead Hope by Tina Yeager   “Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead…Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded […]