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This Issue:

JulAug 2016

  • compassion
  • addiction
  • blame game
  • and more!


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Working with Foster Kids

Rachel Crumpler

“You have to find the right one,” Ty said as he sifted through the stack of colored papers. He selected a piece of…

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

08/28/16 at 03:00 PM

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Following the Crowd?

Think about a person in your school who is an outcast. Have you taken time to know…

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Clique vs. Circle of Friends

Carol E. Lytch with Katie Lytch, 15

In the opening scene of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, a new boy is taken around the high school and oriented to the different social…

08/27/16 at 02:40 PM


Anna Garrett & Richard Lawton

Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Romans 12:11 (NRSV)

When I think of boldness, I associate it with passion. Passion drives boldness. Jesus Christ is the boldest and most passionate person in history. The passion that consumed him…

08/27/16 at 10:16 AM

A Lesson to Remember

Sudha Khristmukti

Mustaq had unkempt hair and smelly feet. He wore the filthiest school uniform I had ever seen and carried a torn and perpetually dirty schoolbag, which contained equally…

08/26/16 at 01:26 PM

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Teen Advisory Board Member

Who is your role model? What have you learned from him or her?

“My role models are definitely my parents and…

08/26/16 at 09:48 AM


Dallas Kepler & Hunter McWhorter

Discover what the Bible says about ranking in 1 Corinthians 12:14–26.

Cliques have been part of life since the beginning of time. We were created equal, but we are different too. Not wanting to feel different, we are often tempted…

08/25/16 at 11:52 AM

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Francesca Baker

We all know people we think are great because of their quick mind, kind demeanour, or creativity. But all too often, we take their strengths as an automatic…

08/25/16 at 08:00 AM

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The Plastics

Youth Workers, for “The Plastics” theme next week, you have a choice between three “In the Habit” sessions:


+  Two-Faced

+  So Fake

Decide which one best fits…

08/24/16 at 10:30 AM

Friend of the Outcasts

Shelby Hill

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)

You may think that in a Christian school everyone would accept one another and there would be no cliques. Wrong! In my Lutheran junior high, there were two cliques—the…

08/24/16 at 08:00 AM

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