Rise Again by Jan Powell

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Rise Again by Jan Powell “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again” (Proverbs 24:16a, NIV).   I love editing, but sometimes lose my affection for a project in the battle of the fifth and sixth revisions. Particularly if the manuscript has lingered in my computer and mind […]

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Jump off the Hamster Wheel by Rhonda Dragomir

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Jump off the Hamster Wheel by Rhonda Dragomir   “Faithful is he who has called you; it is he who shall perform it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24, HBPT).   Visits to the pet store always brighten my day. Colorful advertisements and images of cute animals line the store shelves. I admire […]

Watch Your Step by Diana Derringer

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Watch Your Step by Diana C. Derringer “Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you” (Jeremiah 36:2, NIV). Hiking can quickly change from breathtaking scenery to a breathtaking fall. We have to watch our steps in order to get where we want to go. If […]

Unflapped by Feelings by Elizabeth Lux

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Unflapped by Feelings by Elizabeth Lux   “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5, NIV).   The temptation to write only when inspired provides a great […]

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Do You Have Your Buddy? by Donna Mumma

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Do You Have Your Buddy? by Donna Mumma “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIV)   As a first-grade teacher I learned to handle a plethora of stressful situations. Unhappy parents, students who wedged objects into their […]

Training Wheels

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Training Wheels by Sharron K. Cosby   “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NKJV).   At age six or seven, I received my first bicycle which included training wheels. The extra wheels caused […]

God’s Good in Our Gray Mess

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God’s Good in Our Gray Mess by Cindy Carraway Williams “…for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13, NASB 1995).   I sat at my desk and typed a scene in my manuscript. A glance at […]

Maximum Impact

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Maximum Impact by Tracy Smoak “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for” (Hebrews 11:1-2, NIV).   Today’s technology allows access to lots of information, but how much of it really matters? Social […]

Excuses, Excuses

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Excuses, Excuses by Donna Mumma   “Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying ‘Write in a book for yourself the words that I have spoken’” (Jeremiah 30:2 NKJ).   We writers are a peculiar lot. A passion for words fills us. We observe the details and events surrounding us, […]

Without Fear

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Without Fear by Melinda Eye Cooper   “Write down for the coming generation what the LORD has done, so that people not yet born will praise him” (Psalm 102:18, GNT).   My co-worker complained to upper management about a supervisor who wouldn’t put anything in writing. Instead, he’d call her […]