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This Issue:

Nov/Dec 2014

  • enemies
  • hunger
  • everywhere God
  • and more!


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Punched in the Gut

Jackie Clark & Jim Still-Pepper

When you hear the word grief, what comes to mind? Most people think of death. While death is a major source of grief,…


Megan Alsene, 16

Why do tears come with pain?
Wouldn’t laughter be better
to speed the healing?
Why do people cry in frustration and anger
when a cheerful countenance brings life?
What do tears…

12/18/14 at 02:40 PM

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No One Cries Alone

Gerrit Scott Dawson

Christmas is a time for bright lights, festive decorations, parties, and gifts. Everyone seems happy, maybe even you, although someone you love has died. Then unexpectedly, the grief…

12/18/14 at 11:10 AM

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“No Borders”

Ginny Owens

There is nothing quite as spectacular and special as love. When we are in love, we never tire of expressing how we feel to the object of our…

12/17/14 at 01:13 PM

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Kara Oliver

“In the Habit” session for use with devozine meditations for December 22–28, 2014.


“I have spent my years in ministry trying to point to God at work…

12/17/14 at 11:00 AM

Transforming Grief

Jessica Lippe & Richard Lawton

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.

Psalm 126:5 (NRSV)

At the beginning of physical education class, I was running laps around the gym with other sixth-grade girls. Suddenly, the teacher blew her whistle and we all froze. In…

12/17/14 at 07:32 AM

In Your Love

Adrian Agachi

I loved my grandma. She kept me in her arms
as you do when I am hurt.
I loved my grandpa. He used to chat with me
as you do when I…

12/16/14 at 03:31 PM

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Todd Cox

Teen Advisory Board Member

What quote or Bible verse is most meaningful for your life?

“1 Timothy 4:12. Even though I am…

12/16/14 at 08:12 AM

A World Falling Apart

Kendra Swager

When someone dies,
you can send a card
or go to the funeral;
and everybody cries with you.
But the things I’ve lost
       no one…

12/15/14 at 02:14 PM

Say a Prayer

God, creator of all there is, you have continually provided your followers with all they need. We trust you to provide for us as well. Bring to mind the…

12/14/14 at 08:10 PM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Togo.

12/14/14 at 03:47 PM

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