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Sep/Oct 2014

  • dishonest
  • bullying
  • are we dating?
  • and more!

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It’s Personal

Kara Oliver

Thanks to some wise and faithful spiritual friends, I have discovered that no matter how clever the Bible study activity, there is a…

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…

10/01/14 at 08:15 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of the Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

09/28/14 at 03:52 PM

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Say a Prayer

 Then become part of the answer.

09/25/14 at 02:51 PM

LEARNING TO FORGIVE

Steve Stein

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Romans 12:14 (NRSV)

David was the quarterback, an all-star linebacker, and the leader of a bunch of eighth graders who loved to terrorize seventh graders. I, unfortunately, was a seventh grader.

I was…

09/24/14 at 08:06 AM

More Than Our Share

Steve Manchester

Out of ghettos comes the truth
of paupers sent to save
the world from all its evils,
which make each man a slave—
a slave to what he longs for,
to all that’s bought…

09/21/14 at 01:51 PM

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What Can I Do?

Robert Montgomery

Reflect on Philippians 4:13 (NRSV): “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” With God, the possibilities are limitless.

09/19/14 at 11:51 AM

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The Power of Green

Richard Lawton

Schoolies is about to begin. Each year thousands of teens celebrate the end of their high school years…

09/17/14 at 07:28 AM

DATING ABUSE

Katy Steele, 22

First Corinthians 13:5 says that love is not easily angered. Discover more characteristics of love in verses 4–8.

You may be in an abusive relationship if your boyfriend or girlfriend

+  harms you in any way, including slapping, pinching, shoving, or punching;
+  becomes easily angered or frequently raises…

09/14/14 at 01:12 PM

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GOD’S CHOICES

Katy Steele, 22

I haven’t dated anyone in two years. On some days, I see my singleness as a gift; life is an adventure, chasing after dreams. On other days, I want…

09/13/14 at 10:43 AM

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Who Walks with Me?

Michele Minehart

When we talk about dating, we often say, “I’m looking for the one who will complete me” or for “my other half.” Do we see ourselves as a shoe,…

09/12/14 at 03:19 PM

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