Chisels and planer on a wood plank with curled shavings on top

Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich

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Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich “…and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2b, ESV). Woodworkers sometimes find the wood resists conforming to their purpose. My skilled friend once sanded an enormous plank he intended to craft into a dining room […]

God’s Good in Our Gray Mess

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God’s Good in Our Gray Mess by Cindy Carraway Williams “…for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13, NASB 1995).   I sat at my desk and typed a scene in my manuscript. A glance at […]

Overcoming Obstacles in Our Writing Race

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Overcoming Obstacles in Our Writing Race by Crystal Storms   “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised” (Hebrews 10:36, NIV). By design, obstacle courses include challenging features to increase the difficulty of the race. These twists […]

Falling in Love the Second Time

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Falling in Love the Second Time   by Jan Powell   “Who is this who shines like the dawn—as beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as an army with banners?” Song of Songs 6:10 (HCSB)   First love grips us with the perfections of our beloved. We […]