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This Issue:

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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Will Penner

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


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

07/29/15 at 10:23 AM


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


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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