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Following Your Joy: The Hobbit and God’s Call on Your Life

Sarah Arthur

Christian or Not?

Are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Christian stories? The stories don’t mention God or Jesus; but J. R. R…

Become Like Christ

Matt Maher

Consider Mary’s prayer in Luke 1:38a (NRSV): “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then read Jesus’ prayer in…

12/15/17 at 11:58 AM

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Charlotte Lee

Teen Advisory Board Member

What is your prayer for your generation?

 

“That we will…

12/15/17 at 08:04 AM

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Going Caroling?

Next Wednesday, December 20th, is “Go Caroling Day.” Why not invite your friends and family or your youth group to take time out that day — or any day between now…

12/14/17 at 01:14 PM

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Saints: God’s Joyful Followers

John Gooch

Saints are people whose lives radiate such joy that people can’t help but follow Christ because of them.

 

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise…

12/14/17 at 08:03 AM

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PRAYER SPACES

Sally Chambers

Youth Workers, looking for an experiential program for Advent? Try “Spaces to Pray.”

“Spaces to Pray” introduces the use of prayer stations as a way to make…

12/13/17 at 10:35 AM

Joy in the Lord

Leah Bryan, 21

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

John 15:11 (NIV)

I am a confirmed giggler. If somebody tells a joke, makes a sarcastic remark, or hiccups in the middle of a yawn, I melt into silent smiles that inevitably…

12/13/17 at 08:15 AM

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15 Holiday Depression Busters

Sylvia Russell

1.  Babysit. Look at the child when he or she is asleep and imagine yourself as a baby. Think about the baby Jesus and remember that you are also…

12/12/17 at 11:36 AM

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Sophia Bucud

Teen Advisory Board Member

If you could thank God for one thing…

12/12/17 at 08:03 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

12/10/17 at 03:30 PM

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SURVIVING THE CRISIS

Erin, Danika, Wesley & Samuel

What gets you through the hard times?

REMEMBERING THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL
I love the story of Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:1–14). Just when Abraham and Sarah finally had their long…

12/10/17 at 02:33 PM

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