Beyond Math

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Beyond Math by Jan Powell    “n him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise […]

Say Yes to the Best

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Say Yes to the Best by Diana C. Derringer   “Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come’” (Mark 1:38, NIV).   The smiling bride-to-be held a dress bag and a sign reading, I said yes to […]

Closed Doors and the Writer’s Call

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Closed Doors and the Writer’s Call by Tina Yeager   “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2, NIV).     The last rays of summer light hinted at the lateness of the hour. Hunger’s rising growl confirmed […]

Call to Order

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Call to Order by Jan Powell “Redeeming the time because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16, KJV)   I’m the child of a “collector” father who kept all kinds of stuff in our burdened single-car garage. In his late eighties, he had a two-car garage so tightly packed that getting […]

Freedom from Ice-olation

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Freedom from Ice-olation by Tina Yeager “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24, NIV).   Isolation can chill even when we live with family. We hunker inside to avoid the invisible threat outside. Pandemic prevents us from gatherings with those […]

The Outdoor Alternative to Starbucks

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The Outdoor Alternative to Starbucks by Faye Wilson Walton   “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty […]

Is My Writing Futile or Fertile?

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Is My Writing Futile or Fertile? by Tina Yeager “The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps” (Psalm 85:12-13).   Many farmers plowed through their unsellable crops in recent months, reaping only […]

Writing from the Closet

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Writing from the Closet by Jan Powell   “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly” (Matthew 6:6, NIV).   Consistent secret prayer is commanded and […]

Message of Peace

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Message of Peace by Tina Yeager   “Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ … On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and […]

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 […]