It’s Your Turn

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It’s Your Turn by Del Bates   “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Gal 6:9, NKJV). Writing is like anything in life; practice makes perfect. Year after year, I struggled to master the craft. […]

A Change in Plans

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A Change in Plans by Odell Sauls   “I will instruct you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 – (NIV) After I spent ten years laboring over an incomplete novel, I wrote a poem. And I smiled. I sat in […]

The Gift of Waiting

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The Gift of Waiting by Donna Mumma   “But if we hope for what we do not see, then we eagerly wait for it with perseverance” (Romans 8:25, NKJV).   I still remember my mother’s Christmas candy tray. Its plastic poinsettia shape included vibrant, festooned impressions of the flower. The […]

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. […]

Sound Words

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Sound Words by Nicole Lisa Schrader   “But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.  Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith […]

Warfare of Writing

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Warfare of Writing by Tina Yeager   “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? … Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then […]

Knockdown Roses

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Knockdown Roses by Tina Yeager   “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, ‘All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers […]

When Other Writers Succeed

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When Other Writers Succeed by Tina Yeager   “May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God” (Psalm 20:5).   After my first writers’ award ceremony thirteen years ago, I spent the final night in my room stifling tears of disappointment and […]

Like the Light of Dawn

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Like the Light of Dawn by Nicole Schrader   “But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day” (Proverbs 4:18, ESV).   Righteous. This word has confounded me for years. I understand I am in right standing before God because […]

A Supernatural Power

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A Supernatural Power by Kelly Ferguson   “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they […]