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A Deer Writer’s Heart by Sharron K. Cosby

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A Deer Writer’s Heart by Sharron K. Cosby “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God”   (Psalm 42:1, NIV). My daughter sat alone in a deer stand, for hours on end, waiting and watching for the “big one.” She studied field […]

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A Tribute to Mom by Kim Robinson

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A Tribute to Mom by Kim Robinson “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6, ESV).   While Dad hovered over my brother’s every move in Little League, my mom took charge of her timid, gangly daughter with […]

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My Raggedy Writing Gift by Tina Yeager

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My Raggedy Writing Gift by Tina Yeager “While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them” (Luke 2:6-7, […]

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Is My Writing a Waste of Time? by Rose Noland

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Is My Writing a Waste of Time? by Rose Noland   “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5, NIV). I identify as a doer. I […]

Feast of Writing Flavors by Tina Yeager

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Feast of Writing Flavors 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 […]

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Achieving Author Success at God’s Side by Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

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Achieving Author Success at God’s Side by Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes   “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power, he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by […]

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Un-Whined as a Writer by Tina Yeager

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Un-Whined as a Writer by Tina Yeager   “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky” (Philippians 2:14-15, NIV).   Several family members ventured with me […]

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Stand Firm by Karen Wingate

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Stand Firm by Karen Wingate   “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4, NIV).   Some would call it a bad week. A mild heart attack hospitalized […]

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Bread of Encouraging Words by Faye Wilson Walton

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Bread of Encouraging Words by Faye Wilson Walton   “A friendly discussion is as stimulating as the sparks that fly when iron strikes iron” (Proverbs 27:17, TLB).   Mark Twain said he could live off a compliment for two weeks. I wholeheartedly believe that. Words of affirmation are my love […]

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Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich

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Potato Chip Plank by Laurie Herlich “…and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2b, ESV). Woodworkers sometimes find the wood resists conforming to their purpose. My skilled friend once sanded an enormous plank he intended to craft into a dining room […]