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May/Jun 2015

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You Don’t Have to Be Alone

Sierra, Michelle, Corinne, Tia & Amanda

Balance Solitude and Community

I’m an introvert. I like to spend time by myself. But as…

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Olivia Piazza

Teen Advisory Board Member

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing your generation?

“Communication skills. We have all this advanced technology today,…

05/29/15 at 09:51 AM

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“Therapy”

Relient K

In today’s devo, Anna Solomon quotes a line from this song—“Loneliness and solitude are two things not to get confused ’cause I spend my solitude with you”—to point…

05/29/15 at 07:34 AM

WHEREVER I GO

Rebecca Wu, 20

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

Because of God’s call, my family has experienced several moves—from a small move across Los Angeles county to a big move across the Pacific Ocean. Since before I was…

05/28/15 at 06:11 PM

SHE NEVER KNEW

Elizabeth Green, 16

She never knew they had her back.
She never knew they wouldn’t attack.
She never knew they cared how she felt.
She never knew they would’ve helped.

She never knew she wasn’t alone.
She…

05/28/15 at 03:01 PM

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Learning to Be with Me

Chris Hughes

My older sister Sylvia and I had different styles of studying. She was neat and organized, and she needed peace and quiet so she could concentrate. Sylvia hated…

05/28/15 at 07:33 AM

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“Never Alone”

Lady Antebellum

When you are feeling all alone, imagine God singing these words to you.

05/27/15 at 07:32 PM

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QUOTE DU JOUR

Will Penner

“In the Habit” session for use with devozine meditations for June 1–7, 2015.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

“As a high school honors English teacher, I try to instill in my…

05/27/15 at 10:31 AM

MISSING OUT

Vicki Fourie

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Matthew 28:20b (NRSV)

I’m good at lip-reading, and I speak as a hearing person does; I don’t use sign language. Still, because of my hearing loss, I miss out on a lot.

Other…

05/27/15 at 08:00 AM

Try a New Perspective

Tynea Lewis

Sometimes I sit in the silence,
wishing I were surrounded by noise.
The deafening stillness
makes me feel more alone,
as if no one cares
and I’m not…

05/26/15 at 04:38 PM

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Keri Pappas

Teen Advisory Board Member

Who is your role model? What have you learned from him or her?

“My sister, Johnna Hepola, and my mom,…

05/26/15 at 08:53 AM

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