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Tearing Down and Building Up by Amy Dagit

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Tearing Down and Building Up by Amy Dagit   “So Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had told him. But because he was too afraid of his family and the men of the town to do it by day, he did it by night” […]

Enter His Joy

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Enter His Joy by Sharon Davis “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter the joy of your master’” (Matthew 25:21, NASB).   Wow, another post on social media celebrates […]

Doubt-Frozen in Writer’s Block

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Doubt-Frozen in Writer’s Block by Tina Yeager “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, […]

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Battle for Our Position

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Battle for Our Position by Tina Yeager “For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth … He chose our inheritance for us,     the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.” (Psalm 47:2-4, NIV).     Before I rose from bed, a predator emerged from the shadows. The ambush […]

What Was I Thinking?

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What Was I Thinking? by Tracy Crump   “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV). […]

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 […]