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NovDec 2017

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Observing Advent?

It’s not too late to begin! Try a new practice each day of Advent.

12/10/17 at 12:03 AM

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SOLE2SOUL

Carolyn Caines

Knowing that a pair of shoes could change the life of a child, Amy Gowen and Mary…

12/09/17 at 02:15 PM

FINDING JOY IN CHRIST

Anthony Reyna, 18

[Jesus said to his disciples:] “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

John 15:11 (NIV)

The economy’s decline affects everyone. My family has been on the tightest budget in the history of budgets. My father was laid off in July 2008. By the grace…

12/09/17 at 09:27 AM

GOOD NEWS

Kristee Ravan

They crowd at my door, pushing,
eager to see what I will unpack.
I am the new and interesting one,
the wealthy American with four suitcases.
I hide my annoyance, try not to…

12/08/17 at 11:42 AM

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Abby Johanson

Teen Advisory Board Member

What is your favorite way to express yourself?

“Through writing. I find that not only do I express myself best in the…

12/08/17 at 07:56 AM

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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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Matthew Hatton

Teen Advisory Board Member

What important life lesson have you learned recently?

“That time is precious, and we have to enjoy where we are in our…

12/05/17 at 07:58 AM

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