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Metaphors and Faith by Olivia Oster

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Metaphors and Faith by Olivia Oster “And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life …’” (John 6:35a, NKJV).   I use metaphors often in my writing, but recently discovered how these literary devices may offer insights for my journey as a faith-centered wordsmith. I considered how this […]

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, […]

Writing for a Post-Winter Bloom by Tina Yeager

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Writing for a Post-Winter Bloom by Tina Yeager “Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon. There the Lord will display his glory, the splendor of our God. With […]

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Keep Believing by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

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Keep Believing by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see” (Hebrews 11:1, NLT). As a school principal, staff development presenter, and doctoral chair, I knew academia. Yet after the birth of my final child, a deadly […]

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 […]

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Writer Fellowship Transcends Words by Tina Yeager

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Writer Fellowship Transcends Words by Tina Yeager “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and […]