Say Yes to the Best

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Say Yes to the Best by Diana C. Derringer   “Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come’” (Mark 1:38, NIV).   The smiling bride-to-be held a dress bag and a sign reading, I said yes to […]

Closed Doors and the Writer’s Call

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Closed Doors and the Writer’s Call by Tina Yeager   “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2, NIV).     The last rays of summer light hinted at the lateness of the hour. Hunger’s rising growl confirmed […]

Called to Write

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Called to Write by Jan Powell   “Be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election” (2 Peter 1:10, ESV).   I have struggled many times with confirmation of my call to write. After suffering through these challenges, I learned steps of analysis to rise up from the […]

Is My Writing Futile or Fertile?

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Is My Writing Futile or Fertile? by Tina Yeager “The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps” (Psalm 85:12-13).   Many farmers plowed through their unsellable crops in recent months, reaping only […]

Come On, I’ll Show You

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Come On, I’ll Show You by Sharron Cosby   “Jesus said to them, ‘When you pray, say this: ‘Father: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come. Give us day by day the food we need. Forgive us our sins, for we forgive everyone who does us wrong. And do not bring hard […]

Morning Glories

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Morning Glories by Sharron K. Cosby   “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31, NIV).   My husband built a large garden box and planted morning glory seeds. We’ve enjoyed watching the seeds sprout and send […]

Wordsmithing for Love Alone

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Wordsmithing for Love Alone by Tina Yeager   “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14).   The sun beams through the windows of my Florida home, yet a wild storm rages against the walls of my soul. The […]

Battling Overwhelm with a Pencil

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  Battling Overwhelm with a Pencil by Tina Yeager   “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, […]

Who’s your Builder?

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Who’s your Builder by Amanda Garner   “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it” (Psalm 127:1 – NASB).   I attended my first writer’s conference this year and left feeling overwhelmed. What I had envisioned as a leap of faith into the realm of […]

He Reigns in the Storms

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He Reigns in the Storms by Tina Yeager   “A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger … He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm … ‘Who is […]