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This Issue:

Jan/Feb 2015

  • courage
  • 2nd chances
  • not your Sunday tunes
  • and more!


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Keep the Faith

Charlie Deatrick, 19

When I feel down and all I want to do is quit, I read 2 Timothy 4:6–8. It reminds me that I must keep the faith and…

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Twentieth-Century Martyrs

Anne Crumpler

More Christians have died for their faith in the twentieth century than at any other time in the last two thousand years. At Westminster Abbey, in London, are…

01/22/15 at 08:25 AM

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Darren Wright

“In the Habit” session for use with devozine meditations for January 26–February 1, 2015.


“This is the most difficult theme for any youth ministry gathering—heck, any gathering…

01/21/15 at 10:28 AM


Wesley Overhults

Each one helps the other, saying to one another, “Take courage!”

Isaiah 41:6 (NRSV)

When I hear the word courage, I think of people who perform heroic deeds. I think of firefighters who leap into burning buildings or soldiers who travel overseas to…

01/21/15 at 07:24 AM

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“Your Love Is Strong”

Jon Foreman

In today’s devo, Jordan Taylor talks about how she had closed off parts of her life from others and from God, afraid of being hurt again. Recently, listening to…

01/20/15 at 07:41 AM

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Calling All Writers!

Next deadline: FEB 2. Check out the themes and guidelines for the Nov/Dec 2015 issue.

01/20/15 at 07:20 AM

Standing Up for Justice

Michael W. Waters

ADORNING THE WALLS of my pastoral study are pictures of such icons as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. Also included is a picture of…

01/19/15 at 10:19 AM

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From the Well

Youth Workers, welcome to From the Well, a new podcast from The Academy for Spiritual Formation®. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, this pilot…

01/19/15 at 09:40 AM

Together As One

Case Ayers, 15

If everyone cared a little bit more about one another, lives would be changed. Lives would be saved.

What if each of us loved our neighbors—not just the people who…

01/18/15 at 02:49 PM

Be the Change

Wesley Overhults

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” When we talk about injustices in the world, we often wish someone would come along and…

01/17/15 at 02:30 PM

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