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To Date or Not to Date

Kaylea Hutson

The decision to date or to pursue a deeper commitment is at the heart…


Tim Aldridge, 18

Tell the young men to have self-control in everything.

Titus 2:6 (CEV)

I have always been strong willed. I’m not easily pressured into doing something that I don’t want to do. A lot of my friends have gotten into drugs. Most…

09/20/17 at 08:23 AM

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Fruitful Conversation

Richard Lawton

I turn to Galatians 5:22–23 as a guide for my conversations. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity,…

09/19/17 at 11:42 AM

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Noel Wolfe

Teen Advisory Board Member

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


“. . . when someone talks over another…

09/19/17 at 07:58 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of  Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

09/17/17 at 03:48 PM


Charion Linwood & Jordan McCubbin

Each has a particular gift from God, one having one kind and another a different kind.

1 Corinthians 7:7b (NRSV)

Growing up, I never had to worry about being “too gifted.” No matter what I did, someone else was always more talented than I was. If I wanted to…

09/17/17 at 01:51 PM


Ian Kraft

I had climbed the tree so many times,
scaling up to the higher limbs.
Then one day I reached
a heavy, cracking, breaking branch
that swayed beneath me—
and I climbed…

09/16/17 at 01:48 PM


Fred Elsasser

One giver giving many gifts;
     the giver is our God.
God’s Holy Spirit touches us
     with matchless gifts of love.
We each serve God in different ways,

09/15/17 at 02:25 PM

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Kasey Miracle

Teen Advisory Board Member

What has been your greatest struggle, and how did you overcome it?

“I struggle a lot with self-image and self-worth. I am…

09/15/17 at 07:55 AM

In This Together

Danika Cooley & Richard Lawton

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)

The young men and women in my church recently held a Bible drive. One of our high school students presented the need and challenged the youth group to collect…

09/14/17 at 02:25 PM

Opportunities to Serve

Brittney McCook

Find out what you’re passionate about; and look for ways to use your gifts, talents, and passions to serve God and others. Learn from those you serve and from…

09/13/17 at 02:05 PM

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