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Regarding Spiritual Gifts...

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. ~Romans 12:6-8 My dream of becoming a published author was born when my parents invested in a set of World Book encyclopedias in the summer of my tenth year. While other kids were outside playing Capture the Flag in the parking lot of our apartment complex, I was seated at the dining room table, poring over the contents of those forest green- and cream-colored volumes. The amazing articles and color photos found on their pages would transport me to faraway destinations, help me to better understand a