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CALLED

Kindra Mazzuca & Tynea Lewis

During my senior year of high school, I went to South Africa on a medical mission trip…

11/05/17 at 01:39 PM

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Writing on the Prison Wall

Catherine O'Neill Thorn

“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” —William Carlos Williams

11/04/17 at 07:51 AM

IN HIS IMAGE

Pam Bostwick

[Jesus said,] “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 13:35 (NRSV)

Our church holds a Communion service at a local nursing home. In the few minutes before the service, I decided to visit Verna, a resident who didn’t have any…

11/03/17 at 01:01 PM

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Kayla Zeigler

Teen Advisory Board Member

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

“I want to travel…

11/03/17 at 07:55 AM

Following a Star

Gene Bradbury

They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising.

Matthew 2:9b (NRSV)

Amanda was a follower rather than a leader. She read celebrity magazines; she looked up to models and actors, who were stars in her world. The wise men in…

11/02/17 at 08:08 AM

PRAYING FOR FRIENDS

Erin Kelly

I never stop being grateful for you, as I mention you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1:16 (CEV)

Because I am human, I tend to make a lot of mistakes. Unfortunately, many of these mistakes happen in my relationships with friends. A while ago, I hurt one…

10/31/17 at 11:51 AM

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Best Friends

Chad Carroll, 15

Some people say that guys and girls can’t be best friends. They can be going out, or they…

10/30/17 at 11:45 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of Canada and the United States.

10/29/17 at 03:48 PM

HONEST FRIENDSHIPS

Erin Burke, 24

Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.

Proverbs 18:24 (NRSV)

Sometimes being fake seems harmless. We are trying to put on a good face. We are trying to make sure other people know we have it all together.

However, being…

10/29/17 at 01:50 PM

JESUS’ FRIENDS

Anna Solomon & Samantha McCrabb

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples.

Mark 2:15a (NIV)

In middle school, I was comfortable in my girl group and oblivious to anyone else. I spent a lot of time cultivating friendships. I’m a senior now, and I…

10/28/17 at 02:49 PM

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