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Why Not Me?

Gerrit Scott Dawson

Jealousy is a powerful, overwhelming emotion; and we’ve been plagued with it from the beginning of time.

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of France, Germany, and Monaco.

02/19/17 at 02:59 PM

God Is There

Tynea Lewis

In the midst of my loneliness and longing,
God is there.
In the midst of my disappointment and desperation,
God is there.
In the midst of my pain and fear,
God is…

02/19/17 at 01:33 PM


Katy Steele & Sierra Klotz

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also.

John 12:26a (NRSV)

I’ve got Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, WordPress, Tumblr, and a constant flow of text messages. With social media, I can talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime, all the time. Sound…

02/18/17 at 10:09 AM


Katie Bower and Wesley Overhults

For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind.

James 3:16 (NRSV)

In seventh grade, I started to compete with another girl in my class. We competed for the better grade, the teacher’s approval, and the honor society. Eventually, she became…

02/17/17 at 11:45 AM


Von Mitchell

How do we love our enemies when we don’t even like them? Thankfully, we don’t have to have warm, fuzzy feelings for other people in order to love…

02/16/17 at 02:30 PM

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Handle Jealousy?

Katrina Cassel

Does the green-eyed monster have a grip on you? Circle the response that comes closest to what you would do…

02/16/17 at 07:59 AM

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Youth Workers, for the “HEAR MY PRAYER” theme next week, you have a choice between three “In the Habit” sessions:

My Prayers

Everyday Prayer

Prayer 101

Decide which one…

02/15/17 at 10:23 AM

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Matthew Hatton

Teen Advisory Board Member

In what unlikely place have you seen the face of God?

“I’ve seen God in simple acts of kindness that seem…

02/14/17 at 11:34 AM

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A Valentine’s Day Gift

Abigail Scott

My friend Hannah fumbled with her purse, stalling for time as she listened to the cruel words a man was saying to his date. It was Valentine’s Day,…

02/14/17 at 05:04 AM

A Lesson in Confidence

Mackenzie Leonard

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant.

Psalm 34:4-5a (NIV)

There she was again, strolling through the room, looking so sophisticated, so confident. She wasn’t gorgeous, tall, or super-skinny. She wasn’t dressed in expensive clothes, and she didn’t seem…

02/13/17 at 11:33 AM

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