Confident Joy in God-Goals

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Confident Joy in God-Goals by Tina Yeager “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of […]

How Do We Prepare for His Way

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How Do We Prepare for His Way by Jasmine C. Gatti  “… the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, […]

When Words Don’t Come

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When Words Don’t Come by Jasmine C. Gatti  “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether” (Psalm 139:4, ESV).   I open my blinds. Through the backlit openings, I admire the verdant kaleidoscope outside. Dry leaves swept to high piles on the curb […]

Christmas and the Message-Bearers

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Christmas and the Message-Bearers by Tina Yeager “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.’ … When they had seen him, they spread the word […]

Freedom From “Not Good Enough” Feelings

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Freedom From “Not Good Enough” Feelings by Elaine Creasman “…Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23, NIV).   I sat in my seventh-grade music class eagerly awaiting the chance to show my music teacher the instrument I had made. Several of my ideas failed, but I finally came up […]

Preparing the Way

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Preparing the Way by Rachel Blanchard “And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth […]

Letting Go

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Letting Go by Linda Summerford   “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You” (Psalm 56:3, NIV).   Grandma Elise always said, “Let go of circumstances you cannot control and never let hatred rule your heart. It will only cause you pain.” Though not something I wanted to […]

Blessings When You’re Stuck

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Blessings When You’re Stuck by Tina Yeager   “So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank […]

A Writer’s Recipe for Prayer

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A Writer’s Recipe for Prayer by Penny Cooke “Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart” (Luke 18:1, AMP). We sustained hurricane damage. My parents’ declining health resulted in their deaths. Complications arose […]

Winning Over Discouragement

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Winning Over Discouragement by Kelly Evans   “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, NKJV).   Tears streamed forth as I stared at the computer screen.  This differed from previous times […]