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SepOct 2016

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Surviving Suicide

Sarah Arthur

When a person dies, the loved ones left behind are called survivors. Well, that’s me. I’m a survivor. I was left behind when…

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Finding God in Solitude and Quiet

Helen R. Neinast & Thomas C. Ettinger

There is a sacred simplicity in not doing something— and not doing it well.
—Robert Fulghum, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It

“Inside yourself, you shouldn’t…

09/28/16 at 01:35 PM

Time for God

Deana Hadley

"I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."

Jeremiah 31:25

School is a huge part of my life. Homework, tests, friends, fitting in, and the latest fashion consume most of my time. Sometimes it is hard to find time…

09/28/16 at 07:50 AM

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Take Ten at Bedtime

Cristalei Polk, 18

I take ten minutes at bedtime to learn something new about God. I read the Bible,…

09/27/16 at 07:12 PM

DAILY TIME WITH GOD

Jordan Busby & Adam Rothrock

To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 8:6b (NRSV)

For me, silence means having no distractions, which is crucial to my time alone with God. I’ve discovered that a daily routine of spending 15–20 minutes with the Creator…

09/27/16 at 07:08 PM

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Grab Some Alone Time

Katy Steele, 21

Pick a day this week to enjoy half an hour of intentional alone time. Invite God to…

09/26/16 at 11:30 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.

09/25/16 at 03:52 PM

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The Ripple Effect

Who told you about Christ?

Who made a difference in your faith?

Make a…

09/25/16 at 02:12 PM

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LEARNING TO BE FAITHFUL

Matt Maher

I believe that having the “mind of Christ” means we make a conscious decision to surround ourselves with people and things that glorify God so that the things…

09/24/16 at 09:51 AM

AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

Katy Steele and Jason Gerringer

We are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us.

2 Corinthians 5:20a (NRSV)

Talking about Jesus can feel awkward. We worry about saying the right words, and we fear being shot down. But we have a story to tell that’s worth sharing:…

09/21/16 at 08:38 AM

GUIDELINES

Thomas Sullivan, 19 & Richard Lawton

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 (NRSV)

As teens, we encounter quite a number of gray areas that are not specifically discussed in the Bible, which can leave us with little guidance. Some people say the…

09/20/16 at 11:50 AM

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