Diane Virginia (Cunio) is the founder/director of VineWords: Devotions and More, the co-editor/co-compiler of Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing), and the author of The Kiss of Peace: A Contemporary Exploration into Song of Solomon (Mount Zion Ridge Press).

Homemade Bread

Like breadmaking, developing spiritual discipline requires effort. We have a choice as to how much time we are going to devote to our pursuit of God. We don’t earn our way into Heaven—eternal life is a gift from God the Father through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary’s cross. However, in order to experience the best life, spiritual growth must be intentional. This is not difficult when we realize the Bible is God’s love-letter to us. …

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Freedom forecaster

When we yoke ourselves to the Bridegroom Jesus Christ, He brings freedom in every area—extinguishing Satan’s traps, and teaching us to lean into the divine love and peace He intends for us to live in. He has reserved His best for His Bride. There is no lackluster with Him. His plans for you, His Bride, exceed any good plan we could imagine.

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The Friendship Pie

Evening approached, and as if on cue, a neighbor rang the doorbell. I careened into the kitchen, knowing I’d finally get a slice of Mother’s creation. After supper I got a second piece—of the cherry pie she’d sliced for the neighbor—the apple and berry remained on the counter, reserved for any other neighbor that might show up…

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