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Questions from Elisha by Jennifer Mills Barnes

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Questions from Elisha by Jennifer Mills Barnes   “Elisha said to her, ‘What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have [of value] in the house?’ She said, ‘Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a [small] jar of [olive] oil’” (2 Kings 4:2, AMP).   […]

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Your Writing Season by Tina Yeager

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Your Writing Season by Tina Yeager “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth” (Psalm 139:14-15, ESV). […]

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Jump off the Hamster Wheel by Rhonda Dragomir

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Jump off the Hamster Wheel by Rhonda Dragomir   “Faithful is he who has called you; it is he who shall perform it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24, HBPT).   Visits to the pet store always brighten my day. Colorful advertisements and images of cute animals line the store shelves. I admire […]

Watch Your Step by Diana Derringer

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Watch Your Step by Diana C. Derringer “Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you” (Jeremiah 36:2, NIV). Hiking can quickly change from breathtaking scenery to a breathtaking fall. We have to watch our steps in order to get where we want to go. If […]

Restore My Joy by Sharron K. Cosby

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Restore My Joy by Sharron K. Cosby “Restore to me the joy of your salvation  and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me” (Psalm 51:12, NIV).   The pulsing cursor on my laptop screen mocks me with each flashing vertical line. What’s wrong? What’s wrong? The cursor seems to taunt […]

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Un-Whined as a Writer by Tina Yeager

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Un-Whined as a Writer by Tina Yeager   “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky” (Philippians 2:14-15, NIV).   Several family members ventured with me […]

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Stand Firm by Karen Wingate

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Stand Firm by Karen Wingate   “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4, NIV).   Some would call it a bad week. A mild heart attack hospitalized […]

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Bread of Encouraging Words by Faye Wilson Walton

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Bread of Encouraging Words by Faye Wilson Walton   “A friendly discussion is as stimulating as the sparks that fly when iron strikes iron” (Proverbs 27:17, TLB).   Mark Twain said he could live off a compliment for two weeks. I wholeheartedly believe that. Words of affirmation are my love […]

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Laced with Grace, Liberty, and Rest by Becky Van Vleet

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Laced with Grace, Liberty, and Rest by Becky Van Vleet   “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29, NKJV).   My mother collected antiques. I inherited some of her pieces, […]