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JulAug 2017

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If I Were . . .

Amy Treece

If I were in God’s image,
how fitting it would be
to glance in the mirror each morning
and see God wink back at me!

To feel God’s presence with me,
not only in…

06/14/17 at 12:22 PM

Celebrate God’s Creation

Alan Thorimbert, 19

The sun rises in all its morning glory.
The salmon jumps upstream.
The rose unfolds to illustrate its beauty.
The oak stretches upward to heaven.
Sing of the deeds of Divine Love.
Shout across…

06/11/17 at 02:09 PM

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God Carries Me

Hannah Beaven, 15

One set of footprints in the sand,
a broken heart and empty hands,
I called out, but you were not there—
only loneliness and despair.
I bowed my head, looked down in defeat;
but…

06/11/17 at 06:20 AM

FAR GREATER THINGS

A. E. Thorimbert

Why do you call me to be an oak,
when I would rather be a willow?
I’d stand loosely and chaotically,
free to live on gentle winds.
But instead you call me to…

06/08/17 at 11:23 AM

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Try a Breath Prayer

For one week, avoid the mirror and don’t step on the scale. Silence negative thoughts by repeating this breath prayer based on Psalm 18:1, 19b (NIV):

06/01/17 at 02:12 PM

Christians Are . . .

Adrian Agachi

Christians are . . .
hymns of praise to God,
though their lives may seem ordinary.
the crown of creation,
though they may be despised, humble, and weak.
citizens of the kingdom of…

05/27/17 at 03:01 PM

Come, Follow Me

Angelina Palumbo, 15

Come, follow me; and you will see
how easily I’ll set you free.

Leave everything you have behind.
Come with me, and you will find
my yoke is easy, my burden light.
So live…

05/22/17 at 02:59 PM

A NEW HOLIDAY

Donny Ingraham

We need a holiday
free from remembering pain
I’m tired of remembering the fallen
people dying for no reason
fighting to achieve equality
We need a…

04/27/17 at 01:27 PM

Words Hurt

Dillon Harris

People don’t understand that words hurt.
A racist comment makes me feel like dirt,
like I’ve been spat upon
by people who think they’re better than me.
They’re joking, maybe.
But their words leave…

04/25/17 at 11:42 AM

IN THE DARK

Katy Steele

A town full of people in a land far away—
if you look really hard, you might find them someday.
They have everything we do and maybe much more:
malls, cars, and…

04/24/17 at 11:26 AM

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