Plans to Prosper

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Plans to Prosper by Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).   I adore having my grandson for sleepovers. I look forward to […]

Honor for Divine Message Bearers

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Honor for Divine Message Bearers by Tina Yeager “‘At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,’ says the Lord” (Zephaniah 3:20, NIV).   […]

Song of the Stars

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Song of the Stars by Maureen Miller “The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice […]

The Imposter

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The Imposter by Yeny Rowley “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33, ESV).   As a child, I saw a book on my mom’s nightstand. My eyes widened the day I learned to read its title, […]

Don’t Waste a Day

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Don’t Waste a Day by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high” (Psalms 3:3 NIV). When my Bible-quoting daddy was first diagnosed with brain cancer, I threw my phone onto the passenger seat. The blinding Arizona sun […]

Help for Writer’s Block

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Help for Writer’s Block by Maureen Miller “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” (Jeremiah 33:3, ESV).   There are times my mind feels as empty as the blank screen or page before me. Though I hold […]

Battling Imposter Syndrome as a Writer

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Battling Imposter Syndrome as a Writer by Dr. Mel Tavares “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings, but he will not stand before obscure men” (Proverbs 22:29, ESV).   I first heard the term ‘Imposter Syndrome’ while working on my Doctorate. Loosely defined, […]

Real, not Artificial

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Real, not Artificial by Jan Powell “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined […]

Messy Ministry

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Messy Ministry by Diana C. Derringer “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:3 NIV).   Ministry gets messy. All too often we expect a life of perfection when we follow Jesus. However, our world remains filled with turmoil, […]

When I Gave up Writing

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When I Gave up Writing by Christy Bass Adams   “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33, ESV).   I imagined being an elementary educator for life. The children captured my heart and teaching flowed through my […]