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Shake It Off by Felicia Ferguson

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Shake It Off by Felicia Ferguson   “And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet” (Matthew 10:14, NKJV). My first writing rejection happened in the second grade. I distinctly remember our assignment about […]

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Blessed by Rejection by Regina Massey

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Blessed by Rejection by Regina Massey “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9, KJV).   During […]

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Failure is a Gift by Donna Mumma

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Failure is a Gift by Donna Mumma “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 1:24, NIV). Failure comes easy for writers. We spend years writing a book, only to be rejected […]

How Do We Prepare for His Way

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How Do We Prepare for His Way by Jasmine C. Gatti  “… the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, […]

A Writer’s Recipe for Prayer

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A Writer’s Recipe for Prayer by Penny Cooke “Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart” (Luke 18:1, AMP). We sustained hurricane damage. My parents’ declining health resulted in their deaths. Complications arose […]

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 […]

Perfect Pen Plans

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    Perfect Pen Plans by Alice H. Murray “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord …” (Jeremiah 29:11a , NIV)   In elementary school, I reclined against the weeping willow tree in my front yard. Notebook in my lap and pen in hand, I furiously […]

A Ready Writer

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A Ready Writer by Virginia Grounds “My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalm 45:1, NASB).   As a writer called to share God’s word with others, rejection’s sting daunts me. Yet, my passion […]

Responding to Redirection

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Responding to Redirection by Mel Tavares, DMin   “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28, NIV).   As writers, many of us have experienced the sting of rejection. I recall […]