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Unplugging

Kaylea Hutson

The world is overwhelming and intense—24/7/365. From the news cycle that never stops to social media that never sleeps, our world is filled…

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Staying in Touch

Kaylea Hutson

As I sat talking to my friend Nicole, I felt as if we were sitting face-to-face in the same room. In reality, I was sitting in a storage…

10/17/17 at 11:39 AM

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Noel Wolfe

Teen Advisory Board Member

What is your prayer for your generation?

 

“I pray that my generation learns to put down technology and begins to interact…

10/17/17 at 08:02 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

10/15/17 at 02:59 PM

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Think about It

Tynea Lewis

I’ve felt pressure from my friends to act in certain ways—to gossip, to put other people down, to participate in unwholesome conversations. I’ve felt pressure to fit in, to…

10/15/17 at 01:28 PM

GOSSIP

Kristin O’Connor & Jessica Lippe

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Matthew 26:41 (NIV)

During a recent youth group meeting, a quote flashed across the screen: “Temptation. You will not steal my future. You will not steal my faith.” Those words struck me. At…

10/14/17 at 01:23 PM

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Sophia Bucud

Teen Advisory Board Member

How would you finish this sentence: My biggest pet peeve is . . .

“. . . someone who acts like the Grammar…

10/13/17 at 08:03 AM

LET PEOPLE TALK

Kate Elise Gutierrez

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.

Psalm 127:3 (GNT)

The girl was expecting a baby and starting to show. People were beginning to talk—and not the good kind of talk. Friends and family were not checking their calendars…

10/12/17 at 11:46 AM

JESUS’ FORGIVENESS

Kevin Barajas & Kristin Freer

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

Luke 23:34 (NRSV)

Jesus inspires me to forgive. No one has embodied forgiveness better than Jesus did. God brought him into a world full of evil to forgive sins. Although Jesus was…

10/12/17 at 11:41 AM

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Telling Stories

Gavin Richardson

When I went to summer camp as a child, they told me that if I peed in the pool, a purple ring would circle around me and everyone…

10/12/17 at 07:59 AM

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Sin Is . . .

Craig Mitchell

Most of us love to do the wrong thing—at least a little, some of the time. How much do you love . . .

10/11/17 at 11:43 AM

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