Each devotion will be reviewed by the Spiritual Encouragement Initiative. The entire piece should be approximately 500 words and should focus on a Bible verse or a short Scripture passage of your choosing. The overall tone should be personal and reflective, using your own life or work experience to help others draw encouragement from the Scripture you’ve chosen. (Samples of previous devotionals are on the ACL Website on the Spiritual Tab.) We invite contributions that would be instructive or uplifting to a general Christian audience, avoiding doctrinal issues that are likely to be divisive.