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Following Your Joy: The Hobbit and God’s Call on Your Life

Sarah Arthur

Christian or Not?

Are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Christian stories? The stories don’t mention God or Jesus; but J. R. R…

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Saints: God’s Joyful Followers

John Gooch

Saints are people whose lives radiate such joy that people can’t help but follow Christ because of them.

 

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise…

12/14/17 at 08:03 AM

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Following Your Joy: The Hobbit and God’s Call on Your Life

Sarah Arthur

Christian or Not?

Are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Christian stories? The stories don’t mention God or Jesus; but J. R. R. Tolkien, the author, was a…

12/11/17 at 07:58 AM

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SURVIVING THE CRISIS

Erin, Danika, Wesley & Samuel

What gets you through the hard times?

REMEMBERING THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL
I love the story of Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:1–14). Just when Abraham and Sarah finally had their long…

12/10/17 at 02:33 PM

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Acholi Beads: Recycled Paper Recycles Lives

Ciona D. Rouse

In Kampala, Uganda, a group of women have recycled their lives by making jewelry from recycled paper.

War…

12/07/17 at 07:58 AM

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RICH IN FAITH

Taylor Gerlach, 16

Last winter, I was in Belize on a mission trip. The friends I made in Black…

12/06/17 at 11:51 AM

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SAINT NICHOLAS Day

Karin Mittman

On December 6, many countries in Europe celebrate the tradition of St. Nicholas. Every child cleans and polishes a shoe and places it outside his or her bedroom…

12/06/17 at 01:14 AM

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Barely Making It in North Carolina

Jennifer Calvin & Wesley Overhults

Sometimes, we believe that we are indestructible, invincible, and totally independent. We think we know more than our parents or teachers; and we don’t want anyone telling us…

12/05/17 at 02:01 PM

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NEED VS GREED

Sarah Arthur

THE HAVE NOTS

I spent one semester of college in Nairobi, Kenya. Three days a week I…

12/04/17 at 07:30 AM

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YOU CAN’T CRAM FOR THE FITNESS TEST

Dr. Wendy LeBolt

Because I’m a Christian in the fitness business, many people in the church come to me for advice. They’re smart, successful, capable, faithful people, who are committed to…

12/02/17 at 01:30 PM

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Working Out Together

Kate Gutierrez & Richard Lawton

Choose a workout buddy. Ask a good friend not only to keep you accountable, but also to join…

12/02/17 at 08:58 AM

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