Revelations at Chuck E. Cheese

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Revelations at Chuck E. Cheese by Emily Shanahan  “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all […]

You Are Not Alone

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You Are Not Alone by Sharron K. Cosby “This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit” (Lamentations 1:16a, NIV).   My husband, Danny, received a promotion that required relocation to another state. When we […]

When I Gave up Writing

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When I Gave up Writing by Christy Bass Adams   “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33, ESV).   I imagined being an elementary educator for life. The children captured my heart and teaching flowed through my […]

A Ready Writer

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A Ready Writer by Virginia Grounds “My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalm 45:1, NASB).   As a writer called to share God’s word with others, rejection’s sting daunts me. Yet, my passion […]

Jewels in a Crown

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Jewels in a Crown by Tina Yeager   “The Lord their God will save his people on that day     as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land     like jewels in a crown” (Zechariah 9:16, NIV).   Silver and gold settings wink at me from […]

Responding to Redirection

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Responding to Redirection by Mel Tavares, DMin   “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28, NIV).   As writers, many of us have experienced the sting of rejection. I recall […]

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 […]

Not My Vineyard

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Not My Vineyard by Christy Bass Adams   “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones” (Proverbs 14:30, NIV). My mind turned this week to the infamous King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. At the onset of one of his many horrible deeds, Ahab gazed at […]

Clear Steps

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Clear Steps by Faye Wilson Walton   “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps” (Proverbs 16:9, NLT).   I have an issue. I love to make plans, but I also hate to make them because inevitably God determines my steps. As I write this piece, this […]

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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 […]