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Jul/Aug 2015

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

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Saying Yes, Going On

Katy Steele, 22

If we want to be like Jesus, we must be close to him, studying his word, talking and listening to him, loving people…

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WRITING PRAYERS

Rachel Starr Thomson & Alison Dyck

I sit in front of an empty page and wonder how to fill it. Where does inspiration come from anyway?

A summer breeze blows through the window, humid and…

08/30/15 at 02:27 PM

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Saying Yes, Going On

Katy Steele, 22

If we want to be like Jesus, we must be close to him, studying his word, talking and listening to him, loving people as he does. After I…

08/29/15 at 07:15 PM

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RUNNING PRAYERS

Lydia Grace, 20

As my feet pound the pavement, I feel the day’s stress roll off my shoulders. The troubles that have bottled up inside me all day are gone; and…

08/27/15 at 07:49 AM

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Try Prayer Beads

Mary Beth Vanlue

I have discovered that prayer beads help me to become more aware of God’s presence in my life. If you want to try this prayer practice, here’s one…

08/26/15 at 07:23 PM

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TANGIBLE PRAYERS

Zach Bechtold

Often, my prayers become stale and impersonal, and I have trouble connecting with God. In these times, I have found that making prayer tangible helps me to pray bold, honest,…

08/26/15 at 08:31 AM

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Meaningful Ways to Pray

Lindsey, Jennifer, Kathy, Deana, Doug, Karen, India, Donna & Michelle

Going Beyond “Hi”

When we first meet someone, we ask getting-to-know-you questions. As we become better friends, our talks become deeper. God also wants to get past the “Hi. How…

08/25/15 at 07:06 PM

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DOES PRACTICE MAKE PERFECT?

Chris Wilterdink

As a kid I wanted to be good at everything I did—the first time. When my friend Bryan invited me to go waterskiing, I hesitated. I had skied…

08/24/15 at 08:01 AM

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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

BEING ME

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

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Tearing Down to Rebuild

Amanda Southall

As in previous years, my youth group traveled to Belize with all the gear we needed to work with missionaries and the community on various construction projects. When…

08/16/15 at 02:17 PM

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