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 […]

When My Plans Fall Apart

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When My Plans Fall Apart by Tina Yeager   “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17, NIV).   The opportunity to speak had arrived at last. As I practiced my talk for the evening one last time, the prop tumbled from my nervous fingertips […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Serving Light to the Shadows

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Serving Light to the Shadows by Tina Yeager   “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ … For our light and momentary troubles are […]

Rethinking Motivations

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Rethinking Motivations by Amy Rohrbaugh    “And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” […]

If You Love It, Then Marry It

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If You Love It, Then Marry It by Katherine Hutchinson Hayes   “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother […]

Eight Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu

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8 Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NIV). Sometimes God’s words of affirmation slip from my memory when I face rejection letters, missed […]