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May/Jun 2016

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Summer Summer

More Than Chillin’

Kate, Lauren & Karin

Summer is a great time to chill and to enjoy, but it’s also a great time to stretch and grow, to reflect on…


Anna Worley & Heather Burcham

When you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me.

Jeremiah 29:12–13a (NRSV)

When I was younger, I believed that prayer was for times when I was upset or sick, and I asked God to relieve my troubles. As I have grown…

06/29/16 at 08:23 AM


Erin Kelly

I never stop being grateful for you, as I mention you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1:16 (CEV)

Because I am human, I tend to make a lot of mistakes. Unfortunately, many of these mistakes happen in my relationships with friends. A while ago, I hurt one…

06/28/16 at 11:31 AM

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True Friends

Cara Sanders, 18

Senior year has been full of changes. I have faced college applications and decisions, rounds of lasts (such as the last dance recital), and thoughts of leaving my…

06/27/16 at 08:09 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

06/26/16 at 03:52 PM

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When Your Power Isn’t Loud

Sarah Martindell

My pastor and I drove on the left side of the road, heading to a place I didn’t want to go. The fact that we were driving on…

06/26/16 at 01:55 PM

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Lord, Help Us

In a world of inequality
       Lord, help us bring your justice
In a world of hostility
       Lord, help us bring your peace
In a world of confusion

06/25/16 at 03:26 PM

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Small Steps

Becca Pippin, 21

Before I worked in a hospital in Cambodia, I did not realize how lucky I am to receive healthcare…

06/25/16 at 10:05 AM


David McCoy, 16

There will, however, be no one in need among you . . . if only you will obey the Lord your God by diligently observing this entire commandment that I command you today.

Deuteronomy 15:4–5 (NRSV)

In 2015, I will graduate from high school. While that is a huge milestone for my life, the United Nations has a bigger one. By 2015, the U. N.’s…

06/24/16 at 01:35 PM

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Sofia Villaveces

Teen Advisory Board Member

If you were given the opportunity, what big thing would you choose to do for the world?

“I would give every…

06/24/16 at 08:47 AM

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God of Compassion

God of all compassion,
we carry so many concerns,

06/23/16 at 11:33 AM

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