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 […]

Destination Publication

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Destination Publication by Penny Cook “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail” (Proverbs 19.21, NLT).   My hopes lay shattered before me. Had I read God wrong? Did I quit a job I loved for nothing?   I felt led to leave my career as an […]

Called to Write

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Called to Write by Heather Popp “This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you. The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring […]

Messy Ministry

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Messy Ministry by Diana C. Derringer “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:3 NIV).   Ministry gets messy. All too often we expect a life of perfection when we follow Jesus. However, our world remains filled with turmoil, […]

You Are Not Alone

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You Are Not Alone by Sharron K. Cosby “This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit” (Lamentations 1:16a, NIV).   My husband, Danny, received a promotion that required relocation to another state. When we […]

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 […]

Strength on Wilderness Paths

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Strength on Wilderness Paths by Tina Yeager   “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to […]

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 […]

The Nagging Nudge

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The Nagging Nudge by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes   “This is what the Lord says—your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go’” (Isaiah 48:17, NIV).   In my senior […]