What Do You Do After the Storm?

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What Do You Do After the Storm? by Jan Powell “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2, ESV).   […]

Not My Own

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Not My Own by Tina Yeager   “His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love” (Psalm 147:10-11, NIV).   I gazed at the ceiling this morning. The pale […]

Give an Encouraging Word

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Give an Encouraging Word by Martin Wiles   “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NLT).   I ignored the call, assuming it just another spammer. Writers’ conferences wield a double-edged sword. I hang on every word from experienced […]

What Was I Thinking?

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What Was I Thinking? by Tracy Crump   “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV). […]

Eight Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu

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8 Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NIV). Sometimes God’s words of affirmation slip from my memory when I face rejection letters, missed […]

An Entire World of Stories

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An Entire World of Stories by Michele Olson   “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written” (John 21:25, NIV).   When I read this […]

A Final Perspective

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A Final Perspective by Nancy Kelley Alvarez   “Don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing […]

Be Still

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Be Still by Diana C. Derringer   “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, NIV).   I doubt I’m alone in occasionally feeling like a hamster on a wheel, running as fast as I can but getting nowhere. Much of my busyness relates to family, church, and […]

Direct My Writing Paths

Direct My Writing Paths

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Direct My Writing Paths by Crystal Bowman “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).   Fresh out of college, with a math/science degree in education, I pouted as I drove […]

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 […]