Eight Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu

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8 Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NIV). Sometimes God’s words of affirmation slip from my memory when I face rejection letters, missed […]

Spring from Dead Hope

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Spring from Dead Hope by Tina Yeager   “Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead…Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded […]

A Cloud of Hope

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A Cloud of Hope by Doris Hoover   “So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees” (1Kings 18:42 NIV).   Boy, can I relate to Elijah! I see myself in […]

Willing to Suffer Rejection?

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Willing to Suffer Rejection? by Tina Yeager   “Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’” (Matthew 21:42, NIV).   Decades ago, the call to write stirred […]

Get Ready

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Get Ready by Alice H. Murray   “…you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them….” (Joshua 1:2, NIV)   My cursor hovered over the “publish” button. For hours I had struggled to create an author website. […]

What Are We Gonna Do with That Snake?  

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What Are We Gonna Do with That Snake? by Donna Mumma   “Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees” (Isaiah 35:3, ESV).   Although many people believe they serve an important role in nature, I fear snakes. I agree they have their place. Just not in my […]

A Final Perspective

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A Final Perspective by Nancy Kelley Alvarez   “Don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing […]

Words as Our Legacy

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Words as Our Legacy by Tina Yeager   “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord” (Psalm 102:18, NIV).     I gaze through my new home’s double-paned windows toward a city of strangers. Engines reverberate, their roars penetrate our walls when countless […]

Be Still

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Be Still by Diana C. Derringer   “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, NIV).   I doubt I’m alone in occasionally feeling like a hamster on a wheel, running as fast as I can but getting nowhere. Much of my busyness relates to family, church, and […]

Direct My Writing Paths

Direct My Writing Paths

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Direct My Writing Paths by Crystal Bowman “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).   Fresh out of college, with a math/science degree in education, I pouted as I drove […]