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Jul/Aug 2014

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Learning from One Another

Reverend J. Dana Trent

The rural town in which I grew up had little religious diversity. Baptist and Methodist churches lined the busiest streets, and one Catholic…

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GOD ANSWERS

Katy Steele & Lizzie Cornell

I scream out questions, trembling in fear.
Then God whispers in my ear:
“You are my child, whom I hold dear.
Be still; I am God.
If you listen, you’ll hear.
I know you…

07/31/14 at 08:29 AM

IN THE WILDERNESS

Erin Burke

God found Israel in a wild land— in a howling desert wasteland— he protected him, cared for him, watched over him with his very own eye.

Deuteronomy 32:10 (CEB)

The Israelites’ trek through the wilderness came alive for me when I was at a conference with my youth group and the keynote speaker explained how the story is…

07/30/14 at 07:25 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 Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and…

07/27/14 at 03:52 PM

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The Right Road

Thomas Merton

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the…

07/27/14 at 02:03 PM

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PRACTICE IMAGINING A CHOICE

Ekaterina Hristova

Think about a choice you need to make—an important choice. Do you have one in mind?…

07/26/14 at 10:13 AM

PERFECTION?

Alina Kanaski, 22

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 5:48 (NIV)

Have you thought about Matthew 5:48? Being perfect as God is perfect seems absolutely impossible. I read the verse and want to give up. There’s no way I can…

07/23/14 at 07:43 AM

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Seek Wisdom for the Journey

Richard Woodard

In life are many paths,
but the signs aren’t always clear.
What seems good and clear ahead
may prove dangerous…

07/22/14 at 11:55 AM

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Keep God at the Center

Christina Martin, 16

In the silence of the night, I stare up at the ceiling or out my window, taking…

07/19/14 at 09:33 AM

“FOLLOW ME”

Katy Steele & Sierra Klotz

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also.

John 12:26a (NRSV)

I’ve got Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, WordPress, Tumblr, and a constant flow of text messages. With social media, I can talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime, all the time. Sound…

07/16/14 at 08:19 AM

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Connect with Jesus

Susie Banks

Pick 15 minutes when you can be alone. (You might even have to get up early!) Begin by reading Psalm 23 aloud.

Imagine yourself walking through a quiet, wooded park…

07/12/14 at 10:40 AM

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