The Outdoor Alternative to Starbucks

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The Outdoor Alternative to Starbucks by Faye Wilson Walton   “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty […]

Is My Writing Futile or Fertile?

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Is My Writing Futile or Fertile? by Tina Yeager “The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps” (Psalm 85:12-13).   Many farmers plowed through their unsellable crops in recent months, reaping only […]

Just One More

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Just One More by Kathy Davis   “’How many loaves do you have?’ Jesus asked” (Mark 8:5, NIV).   After I wrote a faith-based article for my sorority’s newsletter, the editor asked me to share my experience with the “fruit of the Spirit” mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. I agreed. I […]

Hand Full of Seeds

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Hand Full of Seeds by Marcus Dawson   “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NIV)   During a season of my life I became convinced I’d lost my voice as a […]

Gratitude Mindset

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Gratitude Mindset by Tina Yeager “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).   How do I serve the Lord on empty word count days? As I approach this season of thanksgiving, my cornucopia of harvested pages lays […]

On Pilgrimage

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On Pilgrimage by Karen Condit   “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage” (Psalm 84:5, NIV).   I am on pilgrimage. Not to Mecca, but a much harder journey. My pilgrimage heads through the land of writing. Some days land me in a […]

I Give Up!

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I Give Up! by Donna Mumma   “Indeed, we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful” (James 5:11, NKJV).   I recently received a rejection letter that hurt. Badly. […]

Aha! Getting Past Writer’s Block

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Aha! Getting Past Writer’s Block by Susan Holt Simpson   “For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy” (Psalm 63:7, NASB). “Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound . . .” What’s that next line? I used to know every word. Mrs. […]

Fearing a Lack of Words

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Fearing a Lack of Words by Crystal Storms   “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away” (Matthew 25:29, NLT)   Tuesdays are […]

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Keys of Prayer and Thankfulness by Tina Yeager   “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ” (Colossians 4:2-3, NIV).     Garnet petals droop as the […]