Right Place, Wrong Time

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Right Place, Wrong Time by Diana C. Derringer   “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:6 NIV).   I packed our bags, prepared and practiced my workshop presentation, and checked that everything in the house was in order. […]

WHY-ning and Writing in Faith

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WHY-ning and Writing in Faith by Tina Yeager   “What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.” (1 Corinthians 2:12, NIV).   Aches clench my back, claw up over my shoulders, […]

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 […]

Not My Words

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Not My Words by Alice Murray   “I have put my words in your mouth” (Isaiah 51:16a, NIV).   My finger hovered over “enter” on my laptop’s keyboard. I hesitated to submit my work online. Once my piece was out in cyberspace, it was gone. It would still exist, but […]

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 […]

Writing Worthy Words

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Writing Worthy Words by Alice Murray   “If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman” (Jeremiah 15:19b, NIV)   My pen flew over the paper as I raced to jot down what I heard. Packed with tips and challenges for improving my writing, the webinar for […]

Sharpening Words

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Sharpening Words by Jan Powell   “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17 ESV).   Sharpening knives registers low on my list of fun things to do in the kitchen. Close to cleaning tiny crevices and scrubbing the floor. As a result, I neglect the task until […]

Waiting on God

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Waiting on God by Dena Yohe   “In the morning I lay my requests before you     and wait expectantly” (Psalm 5:3, NIV).   I don’t like to wait. Most people don’t. One Christmas season my childhood impatience was put to the test. When my parents were busy, I found my […]