A Ready Writer

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A Ready Writer by Virginia Grounds “My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalm 45:1, NASB).   As a writer called to share God’s word with others, rejection’s sting daunts me. Yet, my passion […]

The Nagging Nudge

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The Nagging Nudge by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes   “This is what the Lord says—your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go’” (Isaiah 48:17, NIV).   In my senior […]

Without Fear

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Without Fear by Melinda Eye Cooper   “Write down for the coming generation what the LORD has done, so that people not yet born will praise him” (Psalm 102:18, GNT).   My co-worker complained to upper management about a supervisor who wouldn’t put anything in writing. Instead, he’d call her […]

The Reason I Write

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The Reason I Write by Barbara Latta “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, NKJV).   At times, the whispers of doubt about why I write taunt my mind. Why write […]

Answers to Distress Calls

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Answers to Distress Calls   by Tina Yeager   “When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me,” (Psalm 86:7, NIV).   Strained chirps erupted from the wee nest tufted behind the pillar of our front porch. A glorious finch eyed me until I backed out […]

My Vitamin C Deficiency

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My Vitamin C Deficiency by Faye Wilson Walton     “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful in building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29, NIV).   My iron, potassium, and B12 […]

Jewels in a Crown

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Jewels in a Crown by Tina Yeager   “The Lord their God will save his people on that day     as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land     like jewels in a crown” (Zechariah 9:16, NIV).   Silver and gold settings wink at me from […]

Responding to Redirection

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Responding to Redirection by Mel Tavares, DMin   “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28, NIV).   As writers, many of us have experienced the sting of rejection. I recall […]

Growing Through Critique

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Growing Through Critique by Leigh DeLozier “Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance” (Proverbs 1:5, NIV).   When I began my writing journey, one piece of advice appeared everywhere I turned–join a critique group. Experienced writers said the perspective of others adds […]

Clear Steps

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Clear Steps by Faye Wilson Walton   “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps” (Proverbs 16:9, NLT).   I have an issue. I love to make plans, but I also hate to make them because inevitably God determines my steps. As I write this piece, this […]