Winter Rest

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Winter Rest by Wemi Omotosho   “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, ESV). In 2020, as the world stood gripped in the throes of a pandemic, words poured out of me in prose and verse. Some days I couldn’t sleep for […]

Turning Back to Say Thanks

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Turning Back to Say Thanks by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson Hayes   “And one of [the lepers], when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God. And fell down on his face at [Jesus’] feet, giving him thanks” (Luke 17:15-16, KJV).   My administrative […]

Called and Held for New Things

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Called and Held for New Things by Tina Yeager   “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you … a light …  to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who […]

Called to Write

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Called to Write by Heather Popp “This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you. The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring […]

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, […]

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy by Tina Yeager “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5, NIV).   From isolated hearts to families and entire communities, darkness attacks our world. Our livelihoods and dreams of purpose reel from the blows of this brutal season. […]

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 […]

Perfect Pen Plans

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    Perfect Pen Plans by Alice H. Murray “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord …” (Jeremiah 29:11a , NIV)   In elementary school, I reclined against the weeping willow tree in my front yard. Notebook in my lap and pen in hand, I furiously […]

He Works in the Waiting

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He Works in the Waiting by Betty Predmore “‘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 a hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).   Does any writer like waiting? Maybe you relate […]

A Ready Writer

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A Ready Writer by Virginia Grounds “My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalm 45:1, NASB).   As a writer called to share God’s word with others, rejection’s sting daunts me. Yet, my passion […]