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This Issue:

Jul/Aug 2015

  • what an ego!
  • would Jesus judge?
  • invisible wounds
  • and more!


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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

08/23/15 at 03:52 PM

Shift Your Focus

Michelle Ankrum, 16

I’m beautiful!
I’m beautiful!
Wait. I am beautiful.
I am made in the image of an awesome God,
who loves me and cares for me.
I don’t wear the newest clothes or the cleanest…

08/23/15 at 01:27 PM

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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.


08/22/15 at 09:53 AM

Used and Fairly Traded

Rachelle Marek

Honor the Lord with your wealth.

Proverbs 3:9a (NIV)

I’m not really into fashion, but I am concerned about abolishing injustice and sustaining the earth. When I read Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution, my friends and I made…

08/21/15 at 01:37 PM

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Olivia Piazza

Teen Advisory Board Member

If you were given the opportunity, what big thing would you choose to do for the world?


“I would build…

08/21/15 at 07:57 AM


Samantha Trevino, 19

“Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

John 7:24 (NRSV)

I used to bully my peers based on what they wore. I remember picking out a specific person and criticizing him in front of everyone—and I remember how superior…

08/20/15 at 11:45 AM

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More about Artisans in the Andes

Did you know that in part of the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, each village is dedicated to a specific craft—tooling leather, weaving straw, making jewelry, sewing clothes, carving wood,…

08/20/15 at 11:38 AM

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Kara Oliver

“In the Habit” session for use with devozine meditations for August 24–31, 2015.


“I’m a writer. I also have the privilege of leading workshops for aspiring…

08/19/15 at 10:20 AM


Hunter McWhorter, 21

The angel said, “Get dressed and put on your sandals.” Peter did what he was told. Then the angel said, “Now put on your coat and follow me.”

Acts 12:8 (CEV)

Most of us don’t have someone telling us what to wear; but we have a lot of people telling us what not to wear. In Christian circles, we hear:…

08/19/15 at 07:52 AM


Ama Gozo McIntosh

Do you throw away old clothes? Some people do. Others give them to organizations like Goodwill or The Salvation Army. Then thrifty shoppers buy the clothes for a fraction…

08/18/15 at 11:38 AM

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