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Mar/Apr 2015

  • where your ♥ is
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  • backstabber
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TEASED

Aimee Espiritu

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Romans 12:14 (NRSV)

In school, one girl often stood in front of the class and cracked a joke. The class would laugh while I held back tears. I was the punch line.

Then…

03/25/15 at 07:19 AM

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On Being a TAB Member

“Serving on the TAB has allowed me to dive deeper in my faith, to help others grow in their…

03/24/15 at 02:46 PM

FRIENDS FOREVER?

Michelle Ankrum, 16

Humilated
broken
ruined—
that’s how I feel.
My “friend” did something I never thought would happen.
We’ve grown up…

03/24/15 at 02:33 PM

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Next deadline: APRIL 6. Check out themes and guidelines for the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.

03/24/15 at 08:01 AM

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Old Testament Treasures Quiz

Elizabeth Gray, 23

 Take the Quiz — Count Your Treasure!

1. As Lot and his family fled Sodom and Gomorrah, his wife was turned into a pillar of . …

03/22/15 at 01:31 PM

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Give Jesus Your All

Richard Lawton

Polycarp was born about thirty years after Jesus died. He became a Christian and was later appointed bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp was burned at the stake because he would…

03/21/15 at 12:55 PM

Letting Go

Tynea Lewis

I hold a treasure in my heart.
It has given me joy right from the start.
But then I hear a voice that’s calling,
“Let it go.” But I keep stalling.
I’m afraid…

03/20/15 at 02:35 PM

GOD’S WORD

Lori Z. Scott

Like a blanket, soft and warm,
God’s word I wrap around me.
Like a tender, loving hug,
God’s word I let surround me.
Like a clear and sunny day,
God’s word the truth…

03/19/15 at 02:49 PM

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Paying Attention

Wes Vander Lugt

When we are watching a good movie, talking with a close friend, or reading an exciting novel, we pay attention. We pay attention to what we believe is…

03/19/15 at 08:08 AM

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BACKSTABBER

Will Penner

“In the Habit” session for use with devozine meditations for March 23–29, 2015.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

“I get a weird sense of satisfaction when the bad guy in a book…

03/18/15 at 10:23 AM

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