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Jul/Aug 2015

  • what an ego!
  • would Jesus judge?
  • invisible wounds
  • and more!

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Visible to God

Nakia Gater, Charlotte Lee & Sudha Khristmukti

Sometimes all I want is someone to hear what is on my heart or a hug to let me know I’m loved, but…

The Wall

Vivian Shan

It began with just one brick,
laid to block myself from him,
his eyes, his love,
because I felt the weight of shame,
heavier than the bricks
I was using to build a…

07/30/15 at 12:48 PM

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Invisible Wounds Visible Healing

Jim Still-Pepper

What do you see inside an empty bottle? Nothing—I mean, it’s empty, isn’t it? Though we do not see anything in an empty bottle, the bottle is full…

07/30/15 at 08:18 AM

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WOULD JESUS JUDGE?

Will Penner

“In the Habit” session for use with devozine meditations for August 3–9, 2015.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

“I’ll never forget when it first dawned on me what I was saying…

07/29/15 at 10:23 AM

OPENING UP

Sam Driggers & Elizabeth Mann

You also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:3b (NRSV)

Pain comprises the walls that we build between God and ourselves. I hid my pain. I didn’t want the whole world to know my problems. I didn’t want anyone…

07/29/15 at 08:11 AM

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Post a Prayer

Take a moment today to pray for those who are struggling with pain they have hidden inside.

07/28/15 at 10:27 AM

SEE MY PAIN

Veronica Paver, 17

I wake up to another painful day.
I hear yelling and screaming, and I want to fade away.
I crawl out of the place where I feel safe—my bed,
as deceiving voices…

07/27/15 at 11:36 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint…

07/26/15 at 03:30 PM

Find New Strength

Tynea Lewis

Spreading my wings,
I must learn to fly.
I will take all I’ve been taught
to soar high in the sky.
Sometimes my fears hold me captive,
making me unable to…

07/26/15 at 02:08 PM

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Freedom and Respect

Sarah Keck, 18

All teenagers have one thing in common: parents. At some point, we argue with our parents about freedom and independence — or the lack of it. We yearn for the…

07/24/15 at 02:22 PM

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Kiera Suffel

Teen Advisory Board Member

What has been your greatest struggle, and how did you overcome it?

“The craziness that went along with my parents’ divorce…

07/24/15 at 07:52 AM

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