What Was I Thinking?

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What Was I Thinking? by Tracy Crump   “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV). […]

Scrooge

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Scrooge by Sharron Cosby   “It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself” (Proverbs 11:25, TLB).   Most of us know the story of […]

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. […]

Come On, I’ll Show You

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Come On, I’ll Show You by Sharron Cosby   “Jesus said to them, ‘When you pray, say this: ‘Father: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come. Give us day by day the food we need. Forgive us our sins, for we forgive everyone who does us wrong. And do not bring hard […]

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 […]

Proper Perspective

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Proper Perspective by Alice H. Murray   “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9, NIV).   I fidgeted while waiting to speak with the writing coach at the conference. I had never utilized […]

We’ll Get You

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We’ll Get You by Sharron Cosby   “All my prayers for you are full of praises to God! When I pray for you, my heart is full of joy because of all your wonderful help in making known the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it […]

Who’s your Builder?

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Who’s your Builder by Amanda Garner   “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it” (Psalm 127:1 – NASB).   I attended my first writer’s conference this year and left feeling overwhelmed. What I had envisioned as a leap of faith into the realm of […]

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 […]

A Bad Habit we Need to Stop

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A Bad Habit we Need to Stop by Dena Yohe     “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13, ESV).   The writer’s conference started in two days. I bit my lip as I pondered what to bring for the critique group. Not that one; […]