Word of the Year

Word of the Year

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Word of the Year by Tina Yeager   “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105, NIV).   The blank page glared. A void pierced my thoughts and burrowed, deepening the ache within my chest. Chapters, outlines, and scenes had eluded me this season, but […]

Value Versus Volume

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Value Versus Volume by Alice H. Murray   “But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents” (Mark 12:42, NIV).   My head drooped. My shoulders sagged. My posture screamed discouragement as I read about platform building on my laptop. The […]

Yoked for a Balanced Life

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Yoked for a Balanced Life by Jan Powell   “They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (I Thessalonians 1:9b, NIV)   Our culture instills the desire to crave great things for ourselves. We’re told to achieve and bask in recognition. But […]

Stress-Worn to Joyful

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Stress-Worn to Joyful by Tina Yeager   “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to […]

Show, Don’t Tell

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Show, Don’t Tell by Yeny Maria Rowley   “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty” (Job 5:17, NIV).   I appreciate the feedback I receive from writing critique groups. I treasure the fellowship with other writers who build me up with […]

Show Me the Way

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Show Me the Way by Diana Derringer   “Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life” (Psalm 143:8, NIV).   Written words have filled me with joy for as long as I can remember. My parents treasured reading, and we spent hours devouring books, magazines, […]

Scrooge

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Scrooge by Sharron Cosby   “It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself” (Proverbs 11:25, TLB).   Most of us know the story of […]

A Good Story Here

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A Good Story Here by Jamin Christian Baldwin   “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV).   I had no idea what to write. A writing slump enveloped me. I struggled for days trying to find inspiration […]

Steadfast Perseverance

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Steadfast Perseverance by Felicia Ferguson   “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58, NKJV)   I opened my email and there it was: my fifteenth “no.” I had heeded […]

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 […]