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 […]

On Pilgrimage

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On Pilgrimage by Karen Condit   “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage” (Psalm 84:5, NIV).   I am on pilgrimage. Not to Mecca, but a much harder journey. My pilgrimage heads through the land of writing. Some days land me in a […]

I Give Up!

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I Give Up! by Donna Mumma   “Indeed, we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful” (James 5:11, NKJV).   I recently received a rejection letter that hurt. Badly. […]

Accepting Advice

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Accepting Advice by Alice H. Murray   “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice” (Proverbs 12:15 (NIV)).   The chapel at the Christian writers’ retreat resonated with the sound of voices singing praise to our Creator. My brain was bursting with writing tips, […]