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May/Jun 2015

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You Don’t Have to Be Alone

Sierra, Michelle, Corinne, Tia & Amanda

Balance Solitude and Community

I’m an introvert. I like to spend time by myself. But as…

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You Don’t Have to Be Alone

Sierra, Michelle, Corinne, Tia & Amanda

Balance Solitude and Community

I’m an introvert. I like to spend time by myself. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found…

05/25/15 at 08:14 AM

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“As Sick as Our Secrets”

Will Penner

In our little church in Meridian, Texas, I sang in the choir until the day our choir director left. At that point, I became the choir director. I was…

05/23/15 at 10:08 AM

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An Extreme Promise

Will Penner

“Will you take me skydiving?” Katie asked.

“Sure,” I said, “when you turn eighteen.” My words spewed out before my mind had time to think.

It’s sad…

05/21/15 at 08:24 AM

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My Sister’s Secret

Rebecca Rogge

On a Saturday morning, I was in bed, cozy under the covers. My eyes were shut, but I could see the golden glow of the sun through the…

05/19/15 at 01:57 PM

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Habits of Truthfulness

Will Penner

“Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.” I was lying through my teeth when I said it—several times, as a matter of…

05/18/15 at 07:35 AM

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Take Me Seriously

Tom Arthur

I recently stopped by our youth-led weekly ministry, FYBY (For Youth By Youth), to ask the teens some questions about when, how, and why they have experienced adults not taking…

05/17/15 at 12:00 PM

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The Courtesy Quiz

Jeff Rasche

Rate each of the items below on a scale from 1 (Nice! I would like that to happen…

05/16/15 at 11:05 AM

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Respect Yourself

Jim and Kathy McGinnis

“I can’t get no respect.” This over-used phrase from a comedian was his signature one-liner, but it raises a lot of interesting questions: What is respect? How do…

05/14/15 at 08:00 AM

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Diss Respect?

Jeff Rasche

Here are a few sure-fire ways to let someone know you don’t respect them:

Roll your eyes when another person speaks. This is especially useful for parents, siblings, teachers,…

05/11/15 at 08:24 AM

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I SEE GOD IN YOU

Lara Landon

In the beginning, God formed human beings in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 (NRSV)…

05/09/15 at 08:21 AM

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