Upheld

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Upheld by Marcia Gunnett Woodard “But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’” (Matthew 14:30, NASB). Do you recall the childhood puzzle game, “What’s Wrong with This Picture?” Has God ever played this game with you? Not long […]

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 […]

Cheering for the Team Win

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Cheering for the Team Win by Tina Yeager   “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIV).   Warmed by powerful lighting through the award ceremony for the past two hours, every surface of the stage glowed. Dozens […]

Song of the Stars

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Song of the Stars by Maureen Miller “The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice […]

Loneliness: Working from Home

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Loneliness: Working from Home by Kara Silvers “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail” (Isaiah 58:11, NIV).   I yearned to work from […]

Don’t Waste a Day

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Don’t Waste a Day by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high” (Psalms 3:3 NIV). When my Bible-quoting daddy was first diagnosed with brain cancer, I threw my phone onto the passenger seat. The blinding Arizona sun […]

A Work in Progress

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A Work in Progress by Emily Marszalek “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV).   “Well that’s not very Christian-like,” my fiancé Nick told […]

Destination Publication

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Destination Publication by Penny Cook “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail” (Proverbs 19.21, NLT).   My hopes lay shattered before me. Had I read God wrong? Did I quit a job I loved for nothing?   I felt led to leave my career as an […]

The Rock of a Writer’s Path

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The Rock of a Writer’s Path by Tina Yeager “For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?  It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure” (Psalm 18:31-32, NIV) As I hiked over icy trails, I didn’t trust my footing on […]

Help for Writer’s Block

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Help for Writer’s Block by Maureen Miller “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” (Jeremiah 33:3, ESV).   There are times my mind feels as empty as the blank screen or page before me. Though I hold […]