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MarApr 2018

  • Lost
  • Extravagance
  • Hidden Pain
  • and more!


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Calling All Writers!

Next Deadline: April 16. Check out themes and writer’s guidelines for the Jan/Feb 2019 issue.

Depression Depression

My Best Friend Committed Suicide

J. Brent Bill

My best friend killed himself. I found him lying on his bed with the right side of his head blown off, surrounded by a red-and-gray mess of blood…

03/24/18 at 02:49 PM

Keep the Faith

Charlie Deatrick, 19

When I feel down and all I want to do is quit, I read 2 Timothy 4:6–8. It reminds me that I must keep the faith and…

03/24/18 at 02:21 PM

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Tom Arthur

When I read the resurrection stories, I’m struck by how differently people respond to the empty tomb. John sees the empty tomb and simply believes (John…

03/24/18 at 09:59 AM

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Hope of Forgiveness

Jennifer Speight and Shauna Potrawski

In my senior year of high school, I first felt the pull: the sense that I was missing out. My peers’ casual conversation about parties and hooking up…

03/23/18 at 11:55 AM

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Mara Cobb

Teen Advisory Board Member

If given the opportunity to do one big thing for the world, what would you do?

“I would visit…

03/23/18 at 07:59 AM

Hope Lost

Lanny Farmer

I’ve lost all hope and lost all heart.
My days are walking in the dark.
Depression makes me want to hide
and conjures thoughts of suicide.

To take my life and leave this…

03/22/18 at 11:53 AM

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Dylan Green

On Sunday, March 11, 2012, I turned fifteen years old. I threw a birthday party with five of my closest friends, and I had the rest of the…

03/22/18 at 07:58 AM

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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…

03/21/18 at 08:01 AM

Your Faith in Me

Sudha Khristmukti

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13 (NRSV)

I get discouraged
when a goal
seems impossible
or a dream too distant.
I think I can’t, but you think I…

03/20/18 at 03:16 PM

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The Winter Season

Mary Beth Vanlue, 18

Spiritual winter doesn’t mean that I have lost my faith. It means my faith is changing and growing.


03/20/18 at 11:46 AM

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