Paper Missionaries by Alice H. Murray

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Paper Missionaries by Alice H. Murray   “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15, NIV).   The Christian and Missionary Alliance church my family attended when I was a teenager shaped my view of missions. Missionaries left home and […]

Training Wheels

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Training Wheels by Sharron K. Cosby   “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NKJV).   At age six or seven, I received my first bicycle which included training wheels. The extra wheels caused […]

Freedom From “Not Good Enough” Feelings

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Freedom From “Not Good Enough” Feelings by Elaine Creasman “…Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23, NIV).   I sat in my seventh-grade music class eagerly awaiting the chance to show my music teacher the instrument I had made. Several of my ideas failed, but I finally came up […]

Pre-Prayer my Heart for Writing

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Pre-Prayer my Heart for Writing by Tina Yeager “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14, New International Version).   I skim through a Psalm while scarfing down my toast and java. The clock […]

Enter His Joy

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Enter His Joy by Sharon Davis “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter the joy of your master’” (Matthew 25:21, NASB).   Wow, another post on social media celebrates […]

Blessings When You’re Stuck

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Blessings When You’re Stuck by Tina Yeager   “So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank […]

Our Words Have No Borders

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Our Words Have No Borders by Michelle Davis “But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer” (2 Corinthians 1:6, NASB).   […]

Plans to Prosper

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Plans to Prosper by Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).   I adore having my grandson for sleepovers. I look forward to […]

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, […]

A Work in Progress

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A Work in Progress by Emily Marszalek “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV).   “Well that’s not very Christian-like,” my fiancé Nick told […]