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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 […]

Nature’s Lesson

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Nature’s Lesson by Delana Taylor   “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does […]

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 […]

Plow a New Field

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Plow a New Field by Donna Mumma   “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind” (Isaiah 65:17,ESV).   My dad farmed. Every year I watched him plow a field on our dairy farm to prepare […]

A Time of Renewal

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A Time of Renewal by Linda Ray Center   “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Luke 12:25 (NLT)   Rick Warren, pastor, and author of The Purpose Driven Life says, “Time is our most precious gift because we only have a set amount of it.” […]

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” […]