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 […]

The Nagging Nudge

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The Nagging Nudge by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes   “This is what the Lord says—your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go’” (Isaiah 48:17, NIV).   In my senior […]

When My Plans Fall Apart

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When My Plans Fall Apart by Tina Yeager   “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17, NIV).   The opportunity to speak had arrived at last. As I practiced my talk for the evening one last time, the prop tumbled from my nervous fingertips […]

The Reason I Write

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The Reason I Write by Barbara Latta “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, NKJV).   At times, the whispers of doubt about why I write taunt my mind. Why write […]

From His Mouth

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From His Mouth by Yeny Maria Rowley   “For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6, NIV).   My daughter loves learning about different animals on YouTube videos. Because of this exposure, she favors one particular stuffed animal in her possession who she affectionately […]

Answers to Distress Calls

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Answers to Distress Calls   by Tina Yeager   “When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me,” (Psalm 86:7, NIV).   Strained chirps erupted from the wee nest tufted behind the pillar of our front porch. A glorious finch eyed me until I backed out […]

Always Faithful

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Always Faithful by Malissa Chapin   I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations (Psalm 89:1 ESV).   When my mother passed away last April, I lost my prayer warrior, best friend, and cheerleader. My emotions […]

Jewels in a Crown

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Jewels in a Crown by Tina Yeager   “The Lord their God will save his people on that day     as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land     like jewels in a crown” (Zechariah 9:16, NIV).   Silver and gold settings wink at me from […]

True Harmony

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True Harmony  by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes   “Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11, NLT).   I like […]

Growing Through Critique

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Growing Through Critique by Leigh DeLozier “Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance” (Proverbs 1:5, NIV).   When I began my writing journey, one piece of advice appeared everywhere I turned–join a critique group. Experienced writers said the perspective of others adds […]