If You Love It, Then Marry It

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If You Love It, Then Marry It by Katherine Hutchinson Hayes   “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother […]

What Was I Thinking?

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What Was I Thinking? by Tracy Crump   “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV). […]

Eight Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu

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8 Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NIV). Sometimes God’s words of affirmation slip from my memory when I face rejection letters, missed […]

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 […]

Show, Don’t Tell

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Show, Don’t Tell by Yeny Maria Rowley   “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty” (Job 5:17, NIV).   I appreciate the feedback I receive from writing critique groups. I treasure the fellowship with other writers who build me up with […]

It’s Your Turn

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It’s Your Turn by Del Bates   “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Gal 6:9, NKJV). Writing is like anything in life; practice makes perfect. Year after year, I struggled to master the craft. […]

Writing from the Closet

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Writing from the Closet by Jan Powell   “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly” (Matthew 6:6, NIV).   Consistent secret prayer is commanded and […]

Message of Peace

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Message of Peace by Tina Yeager   “Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ … On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and […]

Just One More

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Just One More by Kathy Davis   “’How many loaves do you have?’ Jesus asked” (Mark 8:5, NIV).   After I wrote a faith-based article for my sorority’s newsletter, the editor asked me to share my experience with the “fruit of the Spirit” mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. I agreed. I […]

Tears in a Bottle

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Tears in a Bottle by Sharron Cosby   “You have seen me tossing and turning through the night. You have collected all my tears and preserved them in your bottle! You have recorded every one in your book” (Psalm 56:8, TLB).   Many nights I tossed and turned, worrying about […]