Training Wheels

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Training Wheels by Sharron K. Cosby   “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NKJV).   At age six or seven, I received my first bicycle which included training wheels. The extra wheels caused […]

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 […]

Freedom From “Not Good Enough” Feelings

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Freedom From “Not Good Enough” Feelings by Elaine Creasman “…Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23, NIV).   I sat in my seventh-grade music class eagerly awaiting the chance to show my music teacher the instrument I had made. Several of my ideas failed, but I finally came up […]

Pre-Prayer my Heart for Writing

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Pre-Prayer my Heart for Writing by Tina Yeager “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14, New International Version).   I skim through a Psalm while scarfing down my toast and java. The clock […]

Enter His Joy

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Enter His Joy by Sharon Davis “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter the joy of your master’” (Matthew 25:21, NASB).   Wow, another post on social media celebrates […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letting Go

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Letting Go by Linda Summerford   “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You” (Psalm 56:3, NIV).   Grandma Elise always said, “Let go of circumstances you cannot control and never let hatred rule your heart. It will only cause you pain.” Though not something I wanted to […]