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 […]

Stress-Worn to Joyful

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Stress-Worn to Joyful by Tina Yeager   “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to […]

Show, Don’t Tell

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Show, Don’t Tell by Yeny Maria Rowley   “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty” (Job 5:17, NIV).   I appreciate the feedback I receive from writing critique groups. I treasure the fellowship with other writers who build me up with […]

Made for This

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Made for This by Tina Yeager   “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV).   I love the scent of simmering cranberries. The heat cures their best flavors until luscious juice-steam bursts […]