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JanFeb 2018

  • Boiling Point
  • Courage
  • Be Still
  • and more!


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Calling All Writers!

Next Deadline: February 1. Check out themes and writer’s guidelines for the Nov/Dec 2018 issue.

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.

01/21/18 at 03:47 PM

What is Courage?

Jackie Montoya

Courage is accepting humility.
Courage is choosing the other path.
Courage is standing up for the weak.
Courage is being kind to the defenseless.
Courage is doing what it takes to be different.

01/20/18 at 02:06 PM

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Loving Those Who Are Different

Steve Matthews

Gracious God, it’s sometimes hard for me to understand or accept or love those who are different from me. I find myself wanting to change them so that they…

01/20/18 at 10:21 AM

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20, Kentucky

I am a junior in college working to become a speech-language pathologist. I enjoy attending church and strengthening my relationship…

01/19/18 at 07:57 AM

Cultivate Courage

Describe in your journal a few situations you will encounter in the next few weeks, in which you will need to trust the Lord and to cultivate a courageous…

01/18/18 at 01:43 PM

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Overcoming Fears about Witnessing

Elaine Creasman

Our high school mini-mester was coming up, and I had prayed a lot about where to go. (Mini-mester is short for “ministry semester,” a week off from school in…

01/18/18 at 07:56 AM

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Being There for Others

Brian West & Melinda Williams

A few years ago, I preached a sermon at my church. The title of the sermon was  “Awesome Christianity,”…

01/17/18 at 11:44 AM

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It’s Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day

But don’t give up! Find out how to keep the spark alive!

01/17/18 at 05:39 AM


Wesley Overhults

Each one helps the other, saying to one another, “Take courage!”

Isaiah 41:6 (NRSV)

When I hear the word courage, I think of people who perform heroic deeds. I think of firefighters who leap into burning buildings or soldiers who travel overseas to…

01/16/18 at 11:54 AM

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17, Missouri

A high school senior, I’m on the wrestling team and enjoy writing, doing devotions, and spending time with my…

01/16/18 at 07:59 AM

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