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Nov/Dec 2014

  • enemies
  • hunger
  • everywhere God
  • and more!

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Enemies?

Tom Arthur

Right now, visiting Syria is probably not a good idea. Syria is a country torn in two by civil war. We’ve heard these…

Loving Our Enemies

Anne Crumpler

Reflect on Matthew 5:43–48. What images come to mind as you read? Why does Jesus tell us to love our enemies?

PRAY: Loving God: you have commanded us to…

11/23/14 at 01:07 AM

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Loving Your Enemies

This simple cartoon from Parkway Youth Ministry powerfully illustrates Jesus’ teaching about loving our enemies.

11/22/14 at 02:20 PM

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Loving Enemies: Living for God’s Kingdom

Anne Crumpler

The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5–7 is about the kingdom of God, a new way of living that God promises for the world. The kingdom of…

11/22/14 at 09:45 AM

Pray for Your Enemies

Anna Rivera

Dear Lord, please help me to live at peace with the people you have placed in my life, especially with my enemies. Show me ways to reach out to…

11/21/14 at 02:26 PM

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Lemuel Sanchez

Teen Advisory Board Member

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

“Focus on God, not on things…

11/21/14 at 08:09 AM

Learn to Forgive

K. S. Hardy

Learning to forgive—
a course that everyone
must sometimes take
and the hardest
subject to teach.
The text is…

11/20/14 at 02:33 PM

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The Gift of my Enemy

Gerrit Scott Dawson

I like to think about my enemies—about how stupid they are, about how I could slice them and dice them with my wit, about why I’m completely right and…

11/20/14 at 08:22 AM

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WE ARE FAMILY

Steven Lefebvre

“In the Habit” session for use with devozine meditations for November 24–30, 2014.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

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11/19/14 at 10:33 AM

FRENEMIES?

Katie Herath, 21

Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone.

Mark 11:25a (NRSV)

Think of someone who used to be your friend, who meant a great deal to you until you disagreed or quarreled; and suddenly, you weren’t friends anymore. You might…

11/19/14 at 08:07 AM

Me in the Mirror

Christina Spaeth, 16

Me
in the mirror.
All I see
I hate.
My own worst enemy.

Hair too…

11/18/14 at 12:15 PM

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