Scalding to Balding by M.L. Anderson

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Scalding to Balding by M.L. Anderson   “As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head, he is bald, but he is clean,” (Leviticus 13:40, KJV).   As a rebellious kid, I disdained rules and advice. When I turned ten, I demanded a new hygienic practice. I no longer desired […]

Paper Missionaries by Alice H. Murray

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Paper Missionaries by Alice H. Murray   “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15, NIV).   The Christian and Missionary Alliance church my family attended when I was a teenager shaped my view of missions. Missionaries left home and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Endure

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Endure by Donna Mumma “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and had sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV).   As writers, we endure […]

This Is the Way; Walk in It

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This Is the Way; Walk in It by Jasmine Chen Gatti  “And your ears shall hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21, (ESV).   Instead of heading south after […]

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 […]

My Only Qualification as a Writer

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My Only Qualification as a Writer by Tina Yeager “Then I said, ‘Here I am, I have come—it is written about me in the scroll. I desire to do your will, my God…’  I proclaim your saving acts … I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and […]

Hovering over Blank Pages

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  Hovering over Blank Pages by Veronica E. Berry   “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:2, NKJV).   I relish spending time with my granddaughters. […]

Fragrant Authenticity of Word Offerings

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Fragrant Authenticity of Word-Offerings by Tina Yeager “… God uses us to spread his knowledge everywhere like a sweet-smelling perfume. Our offering to God is to be the perfume of Christ that goes out to those who are being saved and to those who are being lost” (2 Corinthians 2:14-15, ERV). […]