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This Issue:

Jul/Aug 2015

  • what an ego!
  • would Jesus judge?
  • invisible wounds
  • and more!


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Veronica Paver, 17

I wake up to another painful day.
I hear yelling and screaming, and I want to fade away.
I crawl out of the place where I feel safe—my bed,
as deceiving voices…

07/27/15 at 11:36 AM

Find New Strength

Tynea Lewis

Spreading my wings,
I must learn to fly.
I will take all I’ve been taught
to soar high in the sky.
Sometimes my fears hold me captive,
making me unable to…

07/26/15 at 02:08 PM

A Friend

Tynea Lewis

A friend is someone who
listens to our troubles,
cares about our days,
trusts it will all work out,
responds with advice,
hugs when we need…

07/13/15 at 02:36 PM

Uncovering a Friend

Jessica Tridle, 17

I can see what you’re trying to hide—
Underneath all that pride
There lies a very sad heart,
Maybe one that has been torn apart.
You’ve built up a wall
So that no one…

07/06/15 at 01:14 PM

Life as Prayer

K.S. Hardy

Make your life a prayer,
each day a giving,
each day a sacrifice,
each day a worship.
Live your life
so that those…

06/28/15 at 02:44 PM

Empty Words

India Cable & Hallee Gill

Mom, you say you care
and want to be there;
but in your eyes I do not find
anything but words, empty words,
ringing through my mind.

I’ve had dreams and castles in their…

06/15/15 at 03:50 PM


Elizabeth Green, 16

She never knew they had her back.
She never knew they wouldn’t attack.
She never knew they cared how she felt.
She never knew they would’ve helped.

She never knew she wasn’t alone.

05/28/15 at 03:01 PM

Try a New Perspective

Tynea Lewis

Sometimes I sit in the silence,
wishing I were surrounded by noise.
The deafening stillness
makes me feel more alone,
as if no one cares
and I’m not…

05/26/15 at 04:38 PM

God Is There

Tynea Lewis

In the midst of my loneliness and longing,
God is there.
In the midst of my disappointment and desperation,
God is there.
In the midst of my pain and fear,
God is…

05/25/15 at 07:03 PM

Count On God’s Promises

Tynea Lewis

The promises you’ve made, O Lord,
will never be broken.
Your word will always stand.
No matter what I face
or say or do,
your promises will be the…

05/23/15 at 04:38 PM

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