Come On, I’ll Show You

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Come On, I’ll Show You by Sharron Cosby   “Jesus said to them, ‘When you pray, say this: ‘Father: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come. Give us day by day the food we need. Forgive us our sins, for we forgive everyone who does us wrong. And do not bring hard […]

Am I Wasting My Time?

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Am I Wasting My Time? by Tina Yeager   “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and […]

Strengthened by the Weight

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Strengthened by the Weight by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes   “If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28, CEV).   I have two daughters who ran track throughout high school. The youngest continues to run as a collegiate athlete. She […]

Fresh Starts

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Fresh Starts by Jan Powell   “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to […]

Doorkeepers

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Doorkeepers by Tina Yeager   “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked” (Psalm 84:10, NIV).   Dead leaves pollute my front stoop. I’ve lost concern over the buried mat in this season of rare visitors. As uninviting […]

Making the Grade

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Making the Grade by Jan Powell   “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own” (Philippians 3:12, ESV).   Learning drills in elementary school bored me. At metal desks with […]

Wordsmithing for Love Alone

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Wordsmithing for Love Alone by Tina Yeager   “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14).   The sun beams through the windows of my Florida home, yet a wild storm rages against the walls of my soul. The […]

Waiting for Such a Time as This

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Waiting for Such a Time as This by Sharron K. Cosby   “Then he sent back an answer. He said, ‘You live in the king’s palace. But don’t think that just because you are there you are the only Jew who will escape. What if you don’t say anything at […]

God-Sized Goals

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God-Sized Goals by Tina Yeager   “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21, NIV). I love making plans. New ideas flood my mind morning and night, each one glittering with apparent potential. Vision casting delights my heart and I […]

Plow a New Field

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Plow a New Field by Donna Mumma   “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind” (Isaiah 65:17,ESV).   My dad farmed. Every year I watched him plow a field on our dairy farm to prepare […]