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Jan/Feb 2015

  • courage
  • 2nd chances
  • not your Sunday tunes
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Clique vs. Circle of Friends

Carol E. Lytch with Katie Lytch, 15

In the opening scene of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, a new boy is taken around the high school and…

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…

02/28/15 at 10:39 AM

RANKING

Dallas Kepler & Hunter McWhorter

Discover what the Bible says about ranking in 1 Corinthians 12:14–26.

Cliques have been part of life since the beginning of time. We were created equal, but we are different too. Not wanting to feel different, we are often tempted…

02/25/15 at 08:12 AM

Friend of the Outcasts

Shelby Hill

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)

You may think that in a Christian school everyone would accept one another and there would be no cliques. Wrong! In my Lutheran junior high, there were two cliques—the…

02/24/15 at 01:41 PM

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Clique vs. Circle of Friends

Carol E. Lytch with Katie Lytch, 15

In the opening scene of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, a new boy is taken around the high school and oriented to the different social…

02/23/15 at 07:40 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Germany and France.

02/22/15 at 06:53 PM

Hush, My Child

L. Joey Faucette

Be still, and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10a (NIV)

Last year I struggled to decide what I should remove from my life during Lent in order to invite the creative Spirit in. I needed something different, something other than…

02/22/15 at 02:15 PM

God in the Silence

Savannah Eubanks, 18

For many teens, silence is scary—like being alone in the dark. But I think God sees silence as a time of reflection, of communicating, of getting to know each…

02/21/15 at 02:27 PM

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A Solitary Retreat

Daniel Wolpert

Retreats take us away from our everyday hurried lives to focus on our relationship with God.

In the past, God asked several prophets and teachers to go into the…

02/21/15 at 10:17 AM

Don’t Avoid Silence

Alexander Gernatt, 18

Silence gives you time to yourself. Whether you’re hiking alone or sitting in your room at night, silence allows you to contemplate your life and to focus on what…

02/19/15 at 03:06 PM

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Silence Under the Surface

Devin Wieland

Trying Not to Panic

I sat, sweating and uncomfortable, in the back row of the van. I kept asking myself why I had agreed to do this. They had promised…

02/19/15 at 07:36 AM

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