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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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Finding the Way in Writing by Tina Yeager

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Finding the Way in Writing by Tina Yeager “’Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me . . . You know the way to the place where I am going.’  Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how […]

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 […]

Enter His Joy

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Enter His Joy by Sharon Davis “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter the joy of your master’” (Matthew 25:21, NASB).   Wow, another post on social media celebrates […]

Growing Through Critique

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Growing Through Critique by Leigh DeLozier “Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance” (Proverbs 1:5, NIV).   When I began my writing journey, one piece of advice appeared everywhere I turned–join a critique group. Experienced writers said the perspective of others adds […]

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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 […]

What Are We Gonna Do with That Snake?  

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What Are We Gonna Do with That Snake? by Donna Mumma   “Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees” (Isaiah 35:3, ESV).   Although many people believe they serve an important role in nature, I fear snakes. I agree they have their place. Just not in my […]

The Rod of Writing

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The Rod of Writing by Elsie Bowman “So the Lord said to him, ‘What is that in your hand?’ He said, ‘A rod’”  (Exodus 4:2, NKJV).   Moses struggled to embrace his position and gifts as a man of God. Though raised in Pharaoh’s palace, he forfeited his royal position […]

Art of Slaying Monsters

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Art of Slaying Monsters   by Tina Yeager   “I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—  to make artistic designs” (Exodus 31:3-4, NIV).   My pastor friend sipped her decaf and asked, “What’s going on in your […]

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 […]