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JulAug 2016

  • compassion
  • addiction
  • blame game
  • and more!

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Summer Summer

More Than Chillin’

Kate, Lauren & Karin

Summer is a great time to chill and to enjoy, but it’s also a great time to stretch and grow, to reflect on…

AN OUTDOOR HAVEN

Katy Steele, 22

The Spirit is like the wind that blows wherever it wants to. You can hear the wind, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going.

John 3:8b (CEV)

The garden wasn’t fancy by any stretch of the imagination, but it soon became my favorite place on campus. Tucked away from the main street, the community garden was…

07/23/16 at 09:39 AM

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Exploring God’s Universe

Esther M. Bailey

Try one of these ways to experience God in nature:

Plant a flower and watch it grow. Become a partner…

07/22/16 at 11:25 AM

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God’s Reclaiming Business

Steve Harper

I was not prepared for the surprise that my three-year-old daughter, Katrina, gave me during bedtime prayers. We…

07/21/16 at 08:40 AM

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COMMUNITY GARDENING

Tom Arthur

Living in the suburbs can be lonely. I can drive up my driveway, click the garage door opener, and enter the garage and my house without ever talking…

07/20/16 at 07:50 AM

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HEAL THIS WORLD

Ciona D. Rouse

Thank You, God, for having a plan far greater
than anything we can imagine.
You bring down walls of injustice that we build.
You loosen chains of addiction with
which we shackle ourselves.
You…

07/17/16 at 07:28 PM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Panama.

07/17/16 at 03:48 PM

DRAWING THE LINE

Tim Aldridge, 18

Tell the young men to have self-control in everything.

Titus 2:6 (CEV)

I have always been strong willed. I’m not easily pressured into doing something that I don’t want to do. A lot of my friends have gotten into drugs. Most…

07/16/16 at 01:53 PM

STRENGTH TO CHANGE

Christina Spaeth, 19

“Clean up your act—the way you live, the things you do—so I can make my home with you in this place.”

Jeremiah 7:3b (The Message)

Within a month, two young men, both about eighteen, accidentally killed themselves. One was under the influence of heavy hallucinogens. The other had a blood alcohol level of…

07/15/16 at 04:30 PM

WORTH MORE

Anonymous

The Lord disciplines those he loves.

Proverbs 3:12a (NIV)

I never wanted to admit that I had an addiction, but I did. And it almost cost me my family, my freedom, and my life.

A friend introduced me to…

07/13/16 at 02:39 PM

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TOUGH LOVE

I see you through my tears—
my little brother,
my friend;
but you don’t see me.
You scream and rage and fight,
deny your…

07/13/16 at 08:01 AM

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