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 […]

Waiting

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Waiting by Donna Mumma “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14 NKJ). I stand in a waiting period. Circumstances beyond my control have put a cherished writing project on hold. I hesitate to craft new […]

Our Words Have No Borders

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Our Words Have No Borders by Michelle Davis “But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer” (2 Corinthians 1:6, NASB).   […]

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 […]

The Imposter

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The Imposter by Yeny Rowley “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33, ESV).   As a child, I saw a book on my mom’s nightstand. My eyes widened the day I learned to read its title, […]

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 […]

Look Again!

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Look Again! by Kelly Evans “…and [Elijah] said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So, he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small […]