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This Issue:

Jan/Feb 2015

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


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God in the Silence

Savannah Eubanks, 18

For many teens, silence is scary—like being alone in the dark. But I think God sees silence as a time of reflection, of communicating, of getting to know each…

02/21/15 at 02:27 PM

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A Solitary Retreat

Daniel Wolpert

Retreats take us away from our everyday hurried lives to focus on our relationship with God.

In the past, God asked several prophets and teachers to go into the…

02/21/15 at 10:17 AM

In the Silence

Lauren Porterfield

I know that you’re sitting in the silence of the night with me.
I begin to pour out my heart to you.
       I hear no reply.

02/20/15 at 11:51 AM

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Meet Keri Pappas, TAB Member

15, South Dakota

“I am a sophomore in high school. I love reading, writing, and hanging out with my friends and family…

02/20/15 at 08:03 AM

Don’t Avoid Silence

Alexander Gernatt, 18

Silence gives you time to yourself. Whether you’re hiking alone or sitting in your room at night, silence allows you to contemplate your life and to focus on what…

02/19/15 at 03:06 PM

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Silence Under the Surface

Devin Wieland

Trying Not to Panic

I sat, sweating and uncomfortable, in the back row of the van. I kept asking myself why I had agreed to do this. They had promised…

02/19/15 at 07:36 AM

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Will Penner

“In the Habit” session for use with devozine meditations for February 23–28, 2015.


“Each year, I am the keynote speaker for a confirmation retreat. The church is…

02/18/15 at 10:18 AM


Jordan Busby & Adam Rothrock

To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 8:6b (NRSV)

For me, silence means having no distractions, which is crucial to my time alone with God. I’ve discovered that a daily routine of spending 15–20 minutes with the Creator…

02/18/15 at 08:08 AM

Whole Again

Sudha Khristmukti

Alone with you
I am quiet and still.
the echoes of worldly pace
grow insignificant,
drift far away.
Undisturbed by call of…

02/17/15 at 03:47 PM

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Stations of the Cross

As Christians we are to follow the way that Christ has shown us and prepared for us. We are to follow him all the way to God by way…

02/17/15 at 10:02 AM

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