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This Issue:

MayJun 2018

  • I See You
  • Bitterness
  • Safe & Secure
  • and more!


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Facing Changes

Caleb Grimm

Days before the start of my senior year in high school, I learned that what I thought was important to my identity—concert choir,…


Heather Burcham, 22

There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24b (NIV)

Friendship is an awesome gift from God. People need love, and they enjoy finding other people to connect with, laugh with, and lean on when life gets tough.

I have…

05/23/18 at 03:25 PM

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Anthem Lights — “Outta My Mind”

Caleb Grimm of Anthem Lights says, “The lyrics of this song always…

05/23/18 at 08:27 AM

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In the Middle of Divorce

Ginny Owens

I was born a daddy’s girl. Fond memories from my early…

05/22/18 at 01:18 PM

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Alyssa Pauline Rivera, 24

I wasn’t at home the night Mom was robbed and shot. Several hours later, my siblings and I arrived…

05/21/18 at 11:41 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 Indian Ocean Islands: Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles.

05/20/18 at 03:48 PM


Tom Arthur

“Tell us what your new teaching is all about. We have heard you say some strange things, and we want to know what you mean.”

Acts 17:19b–20 (CEV)

In my senior year in high school, I got into an argument about God with a girl who was not a believer. I was confident that I was right,…

05/20/18 at 01:38 PM


Maria Hafer & Kristin O’Connor

Read the story of the prodigal in Luke 15:11-24.

Three years ago, I decided to take my own life. I had pushed God to the back of my mind, and I felt a void in my heart. I…

05/20/18 at 07:45 AM


Erin Burke

God found Israel in a wild land— in a howling desert wasteland— he protected him, cared for him, watched over him with his very own eye.

Deuteronomy 32:10 (CEB)

The Israelites’ trek through the wilderness came alive for me when I was at a conference with my youth group and the keynote speaker explained how the story is…

05/19/18 at 02:15 AM

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What I Believe . . .

Jacob, Matthew, Wesley & Kate

About Our Faith

A creed is a statement of what we believe and reminds us what God has done for us. Some of my core beliefs come from the Apostles’…

05/18/18 at 11:51 AM

Putting Good into the World

Wesley Overhults

I like the idea of putting good into the world, in large ways or small. I believe if we do, some of it will come back to us. It…

05/17/18 at 03:14 PM

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