Just One More

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Just One More by Kathy Davis   “’How many loaves do you have?’ Jesus asked” (Mark 8:5, NIV).   After I wrote a faith-based article for my sorority’s newsletter, the editor asked me to share my experience with the “fruit of the Spirit” mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. I agreed. I […]

Tune in to the Whisper

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Tune in to the Whisper by Doris Hoover   “And after the fire came a gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:12 NIV)   “Okay, let’s quiet down,” was a phrase I repeated all day long when I taught third grade. Results usually lasted for a few minutes before the noise level […]

A Bad Habit we Need to Stop

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A Bad Habit we Need to Stop by Dena Yohe     “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13, ESV).   The writer’s conference started in two days. I bit my lip as I pondered what to bring for the critique group. Not that one; […]

When Other Writers Succeed

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When Other Writers Succeed by Tina Yeager   “May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God” (Psalm 20:5).   After my first writers’ award ceremony thirteen years ago, I spent the final night in my room stifling tears of disappointment and […]

We Do Not Lose Heart

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We Do Not Lose Heart   by Nicole Schrader   “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart… For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:1,5 ESV).   Two years ago, I attended my first […]

Art of Slaying Monsters

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Art of Slaying Monsters   by Tina Yeager   “I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—  to make artistic designs” (Exodus 31:3-4, NIV).   My pastor friend sipped her decaf and asked, “What’s going on in your […]

Confessions of a Former Word Dragon

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  Confessions of a Former Word Dragon By Tina Yeager   “Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: JESUS OF NAZARETH: THE KING OF THE JEWS. Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and […]