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This Issue:

SepOct 2016

  • living in fear
  • the plastics
  • prayer spaces
  • and more!


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Jurgen Bucud

Teen Advisory Board Member

What is your favorite Bible verse? Why is it meaningful to you?

“Mark 5:36: “Don’t be afraid, just believe.” In times of struggle…

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When Bad Things Happen

Mary Lynn Johnson, 21

When we face tough situations, we want to know why bad stuff happens. Whether we lose someone we love, miss out on an opportunity, transition into a new situation,…

10/13/16 at 07:11 PM

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Facing Changes

Caleb Grimm

Days before the start of my senior year in high school, I learned that what I thought was important to my identity—concert choir, drama club, track team, youth…

10/13/16 at 07:45 AM

Overcoming Fear

Katy Barnes & Rachel Starr Thomson

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Fear plays a much larger part in our lives than most of us are willing to admit. All too often we allow fear to guide our decisions and our…

10/12/16 at 03:55 PM

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Youth Workers, for the “#faith” theme next week, you have a choice between two “In the Habit” sessions:

+  Faith Apps

+  Sacred Online Spaces

Decide which one best fits your…

10/12/16 at 10:30 AM


Jacob Jeans, 18

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV)

I was a football player. Football, for me, was not just a sport or something to pass the time; it was my identity. I had plans. I had offers…

10/12/16 at 08:03 AM

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Finding Confidence

Gerrit Scott Dawson

I’ll never forget my first day in a new high school. As I stood in line for the bus, I thought that I looked good in my new clothes…

10/11/16 at 04:48 PM

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Melanie Ho

Teen Advisory Board Member

What do you see yourself doing in 20 years?

“Hopefully, I see myself raising 2 kids of my own and having a…

10/11/16 at 08:14 AM

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10/10/16 at 09:07 PM

Change of Plans

Logan Smith, 18

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.

Isaiah 55:8 (NRSV)

I was answering a questionnaire, rating character traits from 1 to 4 based on how much they applied to me (1 if they didn’t apply, 4 if they applied a…

10/10/16 at 11:30 AM

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