All posts in category Faith — Inspirational

Victory Comes From the Lord 1/24/2023

by Robin MacKinley Have had days when it seemed like nothing went your way and everyone was against you? When those days happen, do as David did, trust in the Lord for your victory. But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Verse of the Day and Devotional 1/23/2023

Send to Kindle January 23rd, 2023 Scripture Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. – Acts 2:22 NIV Devotion Jesus proclaimed to the people of His day that He was “the way and the truth and […]

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Faith’s Checkbook: Rest is a Gift 1/17/2023

Send to Kindle“Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”   (Matthew I 1:28). We who are saved find rest in Jesus. Those who are not saved will receive rest if they come to Him, for here He promises to “give” it. Nothing can be freer than […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 1/16/2023

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes  Ps. 34:17 The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Sometimes we get so caught up in our circumstances of life that God seems so far away. The more suffering we experience, the more doubts we have that […]

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The Psychology of Getting to Know Characters 1/13/2023

by Staci Stallings So, my blog this month stems from a couple of questions I got from my Facebook group, Staci’s FAN-tastic Readers, The first comes from Christina Jay: “Maybe not much of a question, and it’s something you’ve talked about a bit here but you have really dug deep into psychology with the […]

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Faith’s Checkbook: Faith Sets the Bow 1/10/2023

by C. H. Spurgeon “And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud”   (Genesis 9:14). Just now clouds are plentiful enough, but we are not afraid that the world will be destroyed by a deluge. We see the rainbow […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: One generation to the next – it is so important to share life with one another

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Visiting with my 95-year-old aunt and her granddaughter, we talked about when they were young. I told her some stories about their childhood and she was amaze. Since she was one of the youngest siblings and my mother was one of the oldest siblings, she hadn’t heard those stories. […]

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Dressing Characters 1/6/2023

by Staci Stallings When readers think about the joy an author must feel when creating characters —the sheer exhilaration that here is a person under your complete control, that you can mold and form and make them do whatever you want (HAHA right!), I’m quite sure very few of them ever think about […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Beautiful Mercy 1/2/2023

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates “Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ What hell heaven would be if we all carried our grudges there! But God came with a beautiful mercy to show us how magnificent it can be. God asked the Israelites to set slaves free during the […]

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The Challenging Art of Weaving a Story 11/18/2022

by Staci Stallings Every book is a challenge. Some are more challenging than others, and some are challenging in different ways than others. For example, when I wrote a book about a dancer, I had to do lots of research about dance. I had to learn terms and how to put specific movements […]

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