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Respect Yourself

Jim and Kathy McGinnis

“I can’t get no respect.” This over-used phrase from a comedian was his signature one-liner, but it raises a lot of interesting questions: What is respect? How do…

09/05/17 at 12:02 PM

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Alyssa Pauline Rivera, 24

I wasn’t at home the night Mom was robbed and shot. Several hours later, my siblings and I arrived…

09/04/17 at 08:01 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of  Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Togo.

09/03/17 at 03:48 PM

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Is God @ School?

Mary Haggard

Imagine a silent shield of prayer surrounding the place where knowledge and understanding are gained, where experiments are tried, where music is performed, where meals are shared, where…

09/02/17 at 09:57 AM

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Learning to Be with Me

Chris Hughes

My older sister Sylvia and I had different styles of studying. She was neat and organized, and she needed peace and quiet so she could concentrate. Sylvia hated…

08/31/17 at 08:33 AM


Elaine Creasman & Melissa Walker

Read about walking in faith in Matthew 21:28-31a.

The other night, as I was reading
a book about authentic Christianity,
a thought came to my mind:
God doesn’t want me
to act like a Christian.
I confess, Lord, that…

08/30/17 at 01:17 PM


Natalie Deiters & Alyssa Wolverton

Young people are prone to foolishness and fads; the cure comes through tough-minded discipline.

Proverbs 22:15 (The Message)

Being healthy is important. I love to run and hike, but I struggle with discipline. Getting up each day to run is hard for me. Before I started getting…

08/30/17 at 07:59 AM

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A Healthy Balance

Emily, Katelyn, Cary, Sarah, Perrie, Wesley, David, Anna & Doug

Healthiness is a lifestyle that makes the most of what God has given us: body, mind, and spirit. The mind functions at its best only when the body…

08/29/17 at 02:52 PM

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Sophia Bucud

Teen Advisory Board Member

What social issue are you passionate about?

“The education system. I…

08/29/17 at 08:08 AM


Milea Schnall, 21

Walk with the wise and become wise.

Proverbs 13:20a (NIV)

In high school, my best friend and I shared a habit: healthy eating. As members of the cross country and track teams, we were expected to be in shape…

08/28/17 at 02:12 PM

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