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Failure is a Gift by Donna Mumma

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Failure is a Gift by Donna Mumma “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 1:24, NIV). Failure comes easy for writers. We spend years writing a book, only to be rejected […]

How Do We Prepare for His Way

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How Do We Prepare for His Way by Jasmine C. Gatti  “… the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, […]

Fresh Starts

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Fresh Starts by Jan Powell   “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to […]

He’s Doing a New Thing

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He’s Doing a New Thing by Kat Silverglate   “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19, ESV).   The restoration of an inner palace courtyard was underway in Portugal.  Docents guided us from the lowest floor in a spiral […]

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, […]

Groan-Free

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Groan-Free by Tina Yeager   “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life” […]