Plow a New Field

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Plow a New Field by Donna Mumma   “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind” (Isaiah 65:17,ESV).   My dad farmed. Every year I watched him plow a field on our dairy farm to prepare […]

The Wait

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The Wait by Renee Leonard Kennedy   “Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life” (Jude 21, ESV).   At last! Taillights beaming Christmas red, Mom’s station wagon headed up the hill to the Brockmans’ house. My […]

Gratitude Mindset

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Gratitude Mindset by Tina Yeager “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).   How do I serve the Lord on empty word count days? As I approach this season of thanksgiving, my cornucopia of harvested pages lays […]

No Room

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No Room by Yeny Maria Rowley   “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7, NKJV).   We all have varied backgrounds, making us unique and distinctive. […]

Vampires, Zombies, and Christian Writers

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Vampires, Zombies, and Christian Writers by Tina Yeager   “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other” (Galatians 5:14-15).   My son recently marveled at […]

A Time of Renewal

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A Time of Renewal by Linda Ray Center   “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Luke 12:25 (NLT)   Rick Warren, pastor, and author of The Purpose Driven Life says, “Time is our most precious gift because we only have a set amount of it.” […]

Groan-Free

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Groan-Free by Tina Yeager   “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life” […]

When Unstable, Remember the Stable

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When Unstable, Remember the Stable by Amarilys Rassler   “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6, NIV).     My […]

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Keys of Prayer and Thankfulness by Tina Yeager   “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ” (Colossians 4:2-3, NIV).     Garnet petals droop as the […]

The Best I Can Be

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The Best I Can Be   by Carl Colbert   “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24, KJV)   The 1984 […]