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Learning from One Another

Reverend J. Dana Trent

The rural town in which I grew up had little religious diversity. Baptist and Methodist churches lined the busiest streets, and one Catholic…

Become Like Christ

Matt Maher

Consider Mary’s prayer in Luke 1:38a (NRSV): “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then read Jesus’ prayer in…

12/15/17 at 11:58 AM

Joy in the Lord

Leah Bryan, 21

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

John 15:11 (NIV)

I am a confirmed giggler. If somebody tells a joke, makes a sarcastic remark, or hiccups in the middle of a yawn, I melt into silent smiles that inevitably…

12/13/17 at 08:15 AM

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15 Holiday Depression Busters

Sylvia Russell

1.  Babysit. Look at the child when he or she is asleep and imagine yourself as a baby. Think about the baby Jesus and remember that you are also…

12/12/17 at 11:36 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

12/10/17 at 03:30 PM

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Observing Advent?

It’s not too late to begin! Try a new practice each day of Advent.

12/10/17 at 12:03 AM

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SOLE2SOUL

Carolyn Caines

Knowing that a pair of shoes could change the life of a child, Amy Gowen and Mary…

12/09/17 at 02:15 PM

FINDING JOY IN CHRIST

Anthony Reyna, 18

[Jesus said to his disciples:] “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

John 15:11 (NIV)

The economy’s decline affects everyone. My family has been on the tightest budget in the history of budgets. My father was laid off in July 2008. By the grace…

12/09/17 at 09:27 AM

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Stuff to Do for Advent 2017

Anne Crumpler

Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, are days of waiting: waiting for the coming of Christ, newborn in a stable,…

12/04/17 at 12:01 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of  Myanmar and Thailand.

12/03/17 at 02:59 PM

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Be There

Kristin O’Connor, 19

Good listeners sit by your side while you pour out your feelings. They may comment every…

12/03/17 at 01:45 PM

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