Hovering over Blank Pages

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  Hovering over Blank Pages by Veronica E. Berry   “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:2, NKJV).   I relish spending time with my granddaughters. […]

Fragrant Authenticity of Word Offerings

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Fragrant Authenticity of Word-Offerings by Tina Yeager “… God uses us to spread his knowledge everywhere like a sweet-smelling perfume. Our offering to God is to be the perfume of Christ that goes out to those who are being saved and to those who are being lost” (2 Corinthians 2:14-15, ERV). […]

Upheld

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Upheld by Marcia Gunnett Woodard “But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’” (Matthew 14:30, NASB). Do you recall the childhood puzzle game, “What’s Wrong with This Picture?” Has God ever played this game with you? Not long […]

Winning Over Discouragement

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Winning Over Discouragement by Kelly Evans   “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, NKJV).   Tears streamed forth as I stared at the computer screen.  This differed from previous times […]

Our Words Have No Borders

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Our Words Have No Borders by Michelle Davis “But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer” (2 Corinthians 1:6, NASB).   […]

Song of the Stars

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Song of the Stars by Maureen Miller “The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice […]

Don’t Waste a Day

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Don’t Waste a Day by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high” (Psalms 3:3 NIV). When my Bible-quoting daddy was first diagnosed with brain cancer, I threw my phone onto the passenger seat. The blinding Arizona sun […]

A Work in Progress

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A Work in Progress by Emily Marszalek “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV).   “Well that’s not very Christian-like,” my fiancé Nick told […]

The Rock of a Writer’s Path

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The Rock of a Writer’s Path by Tina Yeager “For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?  It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure” (Psalm 18:31-32, NIV) As I hiked over icy trails, I didn’t trust my footing on […]

Maximum Impact

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Maximum Impact by Tracy Smoak “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for” (Hebrews 11:1-2, NIV).   Today’s technology allows access to lots of information, but how much of it really matters? Social […]