More than religion

Writer Jennifer Slattery: When my daughter was young, I spent a great deal of time shining up the inside and outside of our house. I wrapped so much of who I was in what others could see. Pretty ugly, huh? God thoughts so, and as I grew closer to Him, He redirect my heart to things of greater value—eternal value.

Kim Vogel Sawyer on worrying

In September of 2004, when God revealed the source of my many chronic illnesses, I knew I had to break my habit of worry. I claimed Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.”

Have you ever had a dream?

Today we have a guest post from author Morgan Busse. Have you ever had a dream?

Spring has sprung

Deuteronomy 32:2 says “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” Even though we didn’t have an intense winter this year in Georgia, I am thirsty for what spring has to offer. Spring makes me want to write and read and socialize and do all sorts of neglected projects around the house. God’s spring (His teaching) waters my soul just like the real dew nourishes the grass and plants.

Against the wind

Biosphere 2 is massive and interesting, but it was the discussion of one seemingly insignificant tree that got my attention. Just a twenty-plus-year-old tree, growing under glass. The tour guide alerted our attention to the bracing on its limbs.

The Hunger Games movie

My friend Jim Tudor watched the Hunger Games movie with no expectation. Here’s his take on the movie:

God rejoices over you with singing

A key scripture in my novel, Winds of Wyoming, is Zephaniah 3:17: “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Lessons from Fiction by Ada Brownell

Ever been amazed at how a person born in an author’s imagination becomes as real as your next-door neighbor? Novelists’ characters often seem to live and breathe, and many of them miraculously generate faith in the hearts of those affected by their stories—although readers know it’s fiction..

Fay Lamb on “the chive check”

Before you start your day, do you look into the mirror? It’s only natural. We want to see if anything needs to be fixed in order to make us fit to be seen. The mirror does not make us presentable. The mirror does not make us ugly or beautiful. Our reflection simply shows what we look like. Once we acknowledge what we see, we set about fixing whatever needs fixing. I call this a “chive check.”

Giving thanks by Joy DeKok

Sometimes I want a new miracle – a diet that works even if I don’t work it, a cure for female hair loss, a cure for diabetes, and politicians who will do what they promise. I want God to show me what He’s been up to.