Arise by Kathryn Howard

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Arise by Kathryn Howard   “Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it” (Ezra 10:4, ESV).   I don’t know if I want to write anymore. Author aspirations enter my thoughts, but then I clean my garage. I read books about writing […]

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Dormant Words Awaiting Bloom by Tina Yeager

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Dormant Words Awaiting Bloom by Tina Yeager “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near” (James 5:7-8, NIV). […]

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Small Beginnings by Sharron K. Cosby

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Small Beginnings by Sharron K. Cosby “Who dares despise the day of small things . . .” (Zechariah 4:10, NIV) Ping. Gmail alerts me to new mail. The monthly statement for my book sales teases me. I open the message and find an impressive total—$1.18. At least it wasn’t a […]

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Put the Pen Down by Jennifer Rosario

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Put the Pen Down by Jennifer Rosario  “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith … ” (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV).   Too often, I make life all about me–my plans, goals, dreams, and aspirations. I daily pick up the pen that writes the story of my life and, […]

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Time is Tick-Ticking by Kathryn Howard

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Time is Tick-Ticking by Kathryn Howard   “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12, NIV).   Last week I spent a day planning a writing schedule. I created a template, labeled each time slot, colored coded activities, and pushed print. Victory, […]

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Tearing Down and Building Up by Amy Dagit

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Tearing Down and Building Up by Amy Dagit   “So Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had told him. But because he was too afraid of his family and the men of the town to do it by day, he did it by night” […]

Write Away by Morgan Mitchell

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Write Away by Morgan Mitchell   “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22, NKJV).   When I embarked upon my writer’s journey, I read books and articles about the craft. I began with one. Then a friend recommended a writing website, my mom […]

A Little Goes a Long Way by Kathy Hendley, PhD

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A Little Goes a Long Way by Kathy Hendley, PhD “Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor”  (Ecclesiastes 10:1, NASB 1995).   Once upon a time, I lived in a small, rural town in Georgia. We owned a perfect new […]

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Patient Messenger by Sara Lewis

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Patient Messenger by Sara Lewis   “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant whom you desire, will come, says the LORD Almighty” (Malachi 3:1 NIV).   What would […]

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Shake It Off by Felicia Ferguson

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Shake It Off by Felicia Ferguson   “And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet” (Matthew 10:14, NKJV). My first writing rejection happened in the second grade. I distinctly remember our assignment about […]