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JulAug 2016

  • compassion
  • addiction
  • blame game
  • and more!

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Writing on the Prison Wall

Catherine O'Neill Thorn

“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” —William…

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Can God Speak Sports?

Wendy LeBolt

On any given Sunday morning in my town, more folks are on the soccer fields than in the sanctuaries. Kids in brightly colored jerseys dash to and fro;…

08/20/16 at 09:45 AM

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My Rival, My Friend

Jeff Rasche

In Decatur, Illinois, where I grew up, the MacArthur Generals and the Eisenhower Panthers were high school sports rivals…

08/19/16 at 11:29 AM

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Seeing How the Game is Played

Brandon Dyce

Sara didn’t see the ball roar into the strike zone, nor did she see it fire off her bat. But she felt it; and when she did, Sara…

08/16/16 at 11:53 AM

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Running for Christ

Grace Langmade

The Corinthians participated in foot races that were similar to the Olympics. The runners went through strict training in order to win the prize—a wreath—that would eventually die and…

08/15/16 at 02:22 PM

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Stop Blaming

Wesley Overhults

Looking at the world and laying blame for its problems is easy. We see the blame game played almost everywhere…

08/13/16 at 09:22 AM

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Broken or Beloved?

Will Penner

I have worked with teenagers with depression, Down syndrome, bipolar disorder, autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and anxiety disorders. I’ve counseled kids who cut themselves, abuse alcohol…

08/11/16 at 09:50 AM

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Expressing Myself in Poetry . . .

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Makes Me Feel Alive

John Keating, Robin Williams’s character in Dead Poets Society, says that the sciences are noble pursuits and necessary to keep the human race alive, but the…

08/04/16 at 08:22 AM

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Creations of the Creator

Will Penner

“In the beginning was the Word,” according to John 1 (KJV), and “all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”…

08/03/16 at 03:10 PM

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Writing on the Prison Wall

Catherine O'Neill Thorn

“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” —William Carlos Williams

08/01/16 at 07:51 AM

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Through God’s Strength

Tynea Lewis

Fourteen-year-olds aren’t supposed to have heart and breathing problems. They aren’t supposed to visit cardiologists, where everyone in the waiting room has white hair, hearing aids, and a walker…

07/30/16 at 01:23 PM

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