A Final Perspective

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A Final Perspective by Nancy Kelley Alvarez   “Don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing […]

Words as Our Legacy

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Words as Our Legacy by Tina Yeager   “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord” (Psalm 102:18, NIV).     I gaze through my new home’s double-paned windows toward a city of strangers. Engines reverberate, their roars penetrate our walls when countless […]

The With Factor

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The “With” Factor by Jan Powell   “Wherefore, comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as you also do” (I Thessalonians 5:11, KJV).   A grandmother returned home with her granddaughter from church, where they had each attended Bible classes. After lunch, the grandmother announced nap time. Though compliant […]

Be Still

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Be Still by Diana C. Derringer   “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, NIV).   I doubt I’m alone in occasionally feeling like a hamster on a wheel, running as fast as I can but getting nowhere. Much of my busyness relates to family, church, and […]

Direct My Writing Paths

Direct My Writing Paths

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Direct My Writing Paths by Crystal Bowman “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).   Fresh out of college, with a math/science degree in education, I pouted as I drove […]

A Dream and a Calling

A Dream and a Calling

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A Dream and a Calling by Edwina Perkins   “His word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it!” (Jeremiah 20:9, NLT).   Most people are familiar with Dr. Martin Luther […]

Stress-Worn to Joyful

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Stress-Worn to Joyful by Tina Yeager   “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to […]

Show Me the Way

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Show Me the Way by Diana Derringer   “Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life” (Psalm 143:8, NIV).   Written words have filled me with joy for as long as I can remember. My parents treasured reading, and we spent hours devouring books, magazines, […]

Scrooge

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Scrooge by Sharron Cosby   “It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself” (Proverbs 11:25, TLB).   Most of us know the story of […]

First Aid Kit

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First Aid Kit by Melanie Geenen   “The Ruach of Adonai Elohim is on me, because Adonai has anointed me to proclaim Good News to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those […]