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Nov/Dec 2014

  • enemies
  • hunger
  • everywhere God
  • and more!


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Be Loved

Will Penner

Just before Jesus entered his public ministry, two major events occurred: (1) He was baptized in the Jordan river, and (2) he was…

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Each Tear a Prayer

Tynea Lewis

Shedding tears makes our hearts feel lighter. When I was overwhelmed with the stress of school, upset about social situations, or grieving a loss, I found comfort when I…

12/19/14 at 01:46 PM

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No One Cries Alone

Gerrit Scott Dawson

Christmas is a time for bright lights, festive decorations, parties, and gifts. Everyone seems happy, maybe even you, although someone you love has died. Then unexpectedly, the grief…

12/18/14 at 11:10 AM

Transforming Grief

Jessica Lippe & Richard Lawton

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.

Psalm 126:5 (NRSV)

At the beginning of physical education class, I was running laps around the gym with other sixth-grade girls. Suddenly, the teacher blew her whistle and we all froze. In…

12/17/14 at 07:32 AM

Say a Prayer

God, creator of all there is, you have continually provided your followers with all they need. We trust you to provide for us as well. Bring to mind the…

12/14/14 at 08:10 PM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Togo.

12/14/14 at 03:47 PM

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Advent Prayers

The Third Week of Advent

Lord, help me to prepare my heart
to be open…

12/14/14 at 01:28 AM

Choose to Change

Juliana Jones

I realize that life is not about owning a lot of stuff. It’s about having God in my heart and sharing God’s light with others.

So I’ve made a conscious…

12/12/14 at 03:15 PM


Robin Gericke & Kate Underwood

Are you greedy for clothes, shoes, accessories? Check out 1 Peter 3:3–4.

At the end of the year, my family reviewed the money we had spent. Tracking every dollar, we found that I spent more on clothing than all the rest…

12/10/14 at 08:07 AM

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10 Ways to Refresh

Emily Gillett

Take a nap Go for a walk Create something Meditate Listen to soothing music Take a shower Read the Bible Write about…

12/07/14 at 01:17 PM

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Advent Prayers

The Second Week of Advent

Almighty God,
I sense that you are inviting me
to enter…

12/07/14 at 01:11 AM

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