Winning Over Discouragement

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Winning Over Discouragement by Kelly Evans   “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, NKJV).   Tears streamed forth as I stared at the computer screen.  This differed from previous times […]

Honor for Divine Message Bearers

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Honor for Divine Message Bearers by Tina Yeager “‘At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,’ says the Lord” (Zephaniah 3:20, NIV).   […]

Loneliness: Working from Home

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Loneliness: Working from Home by Kara Silvers “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail” (Isaiah 58:11, NIV).   I yearned to work from […]

The Imposter

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The Imposter by Yeny Rowley “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33, ESV).   As a child, I saw a book on my mom’s nightstand. My eyes widened the day I learned to read its title, […]

Help for Writer’s Block

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Help for Writer’s Block by Maureen Miller “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” (Jeremiah 33:3, ESV).   There are times my mind feels as empty as the blank screen or page before me. Though I hold […]

Voices That Hinder Our Journey

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Voices That Hinder Our Journey by Sarah Schwerin   “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. […]

Turning Back to Say Thanks

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Turning Back to Say Thanks by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson Hayes   “And one of [the lepers], when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God. And fell down on his face at [Jesus’] feet, giving him thanks” (Luke 17:15-16, KJV).   My administrative […]

Messy Ministry

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Messy Ministry by Diana C. Derringer “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:3 NIV).   Ministry gets messy. All too often we expect a life of perfection when we follow Jesus. However, our world remains filled with turmoil, […]

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy by Tina Yeager “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5, NIV).   From isolated hearts to families and entire communities, darkness attacks our world. Our livelihoods and dreams of purpose reel from the blows of this brutal season. […]

Strength on Wilderness Paths

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Strength on Wilderness Paths by Tina Yeager   “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to […]