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Finding the Way in Writing by Tina Yeager

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Finding the Way in Writing by Tina Yeager “’Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me . . . You know the way to the place where I am going.’  Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how […]

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Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich

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Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich “…and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2b, ESV). Woodworkers sometimes find the wood resists conforming to their purpose. My skilled friend once sanded an enormous plank he intended to craft into a dining room […]

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 […]

Value Versus Volume

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Value Versus Volume by Alice H. Murray   “But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents” (Mark 12:42, NIV).   My head drooped. My shoulders sagged. My posture screamed discouragement as I read about platform building on my laptop. The […]

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. […]

Not My Words

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Not My Words by Alice Murray   “I have put my words in your mouth” (Isaiah 51:16a, NIV).   My finger hovered over “enter” on my laptop’s keyboard. I hesitated to submit my work online. Once my piece was out in cyberspace, it was gone. It would still exist, but […]

Say Yes to the Best

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Say Yes to the Best by Diana C. Derringer   “Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come’” (Mark 1:38, NIV).   The smiling bride-to-be held a dress bag and a sign reading, I said yes to […]

Closed Doors and the Writer’s Call

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Closed Doors and the Writer’s Call by Tina Yeager   “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2, NIV).     The last rays of summer light hinted at the lateness of the hour. Hunger’s rising growl confirmed […]

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 […]