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 […]

One Tough Cookie

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One Tough Cookie by Diana C. Derringer   “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11, NIV).   As part of a friendship family to international university students, I became the unofficial interpreter for my husband’s frequent use of slang, idioms, and other unusual expressions. When students […]

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 […]

Tears in a Bottle

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Tears in a Bottle by Sharron Cosby   “You have seen me tossing and turning through the night. You have collected all my tears and preserved them in your bottle! You have recorded every one in your book” (Psalm 56:8, TLB).   Many nights I tossed and turned, worrying about […]

Gratitude Mindset

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Gratitude Mindset by Tina Yeager “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).   How do I serve the Lord on empty word count days? As I approach this season of thanksgiving, my cornucopia of harvested pages lays […]

Tune in to the Whisper

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Tune in to the Whisper by Doris Hoover   “And after the fire came a gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:12 NIV)   “Okay, let’s quiet down,” was a phrase I repeated all day long when I taught third grade. Results usually lasted for a few minutes before the noise level […]

He Reigns in the Storms

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He Reigns in the Storms by Tina Yeager   “A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger … He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm … ‘Who is […]

Keep Writing to the Glory of God

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Keep Writing…To the Glory of God   by Cindy Perkins   “I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do” (John 17:4, NLT).   I have a constant longing in my heart to write. But sometimes the fear of the critique of […]

Naked

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  Naked by Lesa Crisp   “He (Adam) answered, ‘I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.’” Genesis 3:10, NIV   Adam’s nakedness before a holy God reminds me of a popular reality TV series.  In the series, teams of two […]