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Mar/Apr 2015

  • where your ♥ is
  • pay it forward
  • backstabber
  • and more!

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PLEASE LOVE ME

Tynea Lewis

As a freshman in college, I developed an eating disorder. Looking back, I can see the first signs. Even in high school, I…

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Modern-Day Freedom-Bringer

Pastor Heidi McGinness & Pat Queen

The voice at the other end of the telephone was confident, crisp, and to the point. “Pastor McGinness?”

“Yes.”

“I hear you free slaves in the Sudan.”

“Yes.”

“I want to help…

04/17/15 at 08:20 AM

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From Russia with God’s Love

Max Kostryukov

Jonathan started with a few immature kids; but by the time he was ready to leave, our youth group had grown to include sixty strong disciples of Jesus…

04/16/15 at 07:54 AM

Putting Good into the World

Wesley Overhults

I like the idea of putting good into the world, in large ways or small. I believe if we do, some of it will come back to us. It…

04/13/15 at 09:14 PM

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Family of God

Dylan Green, 17

In the summer of my sophomore year, my youth group went on a mission trip to Jamaica, where we hosted a Vacation Bible School. We expected to meet…

04/09/15 at 07:58 AM

THE DARKNESS OF DEPRESSION

Kate Underwood & Wesley Overhults

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him.

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Nothing major had triggered my spiral into darkness. I simply lost interest in things I had once loved. Expectations and fear weighed me down. I felt like a robot, trudging…

04/02/15 at 07:01 AM

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The Radical Way of Jesus

Trevor Hudson

Did you know that on the first Palm Sunday, two processions came into Jerusalem? From the east, Jesus rode a donkey down the Mount of Olives, cheered on…

03/29/15 at 10:08 AM

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DEALING WITH BETRAYAL

Jackie Clark & Jim Still-Pepper

The betrayal was the worst kind. They were close friends, more like brothers. He’d invested countless hours, late nights, early mornings, long days. But more than time, he’d…

03/28/15 at 12:03 PM

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I Am With You in the Wilderness

Enuma Okoro

We are bound to have days, weeks, and months when life is not happening the way we had hoped, dreamed, or imagined. Maybe the person you thought loved…

03/27/15 at 10:10 PM

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No Turning Back

Brittney McCook

I felt as if knives were shooting through my chest. The feelings always came at the most inconvenient times. I had been betrayed by a friend I thought…

03/26/15 at 07:46 AM

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God and Money

Laura Allen

Jesus talked about love, kindness, forgiveness, the kingdom of God, heaven, and hell. He also talked a lot about money. In fact, Jesus talked about money more than…

03/17/15 at 02:20 PM

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