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Welcome Welcome

A Life of Welcome

“We usually think of welcoming as greeting someone we know with hospitality. In these significant years of our lives, it means a lot…

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.

01/22/17 at 05:53 PM

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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 church sat on the outskirts…

01/21/17 at 10:15 AM

ADD

Ericah Johnson, 17

“People judge others by what they look like, but I judge people by what is in their hearts.”

1 Samuel 16:7b (CEV)

The path taken by a teenager with a mental disorder is definitely a road less traveled—and lonely. I have attention deficit disorder; and because I do, I sometimes space out,…

01/20/17 at 11:52 AM

CLOSE TO JESUS

Cassidy Cloer, 19

I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured.

Ephesians 3:19a (CEV)

Everybody’s talking about dating: Who likes whom? Who’s hot? Who’s not? Who broke up? For many of us, dating is a goal. We often move quickly through the stages…

01/15/17 at 01:44 PM

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Who Walks with Me?

Michele Minehart

When we talk about dating, we often say, “I’m looking for the one who will complete me” or for “my other half.” Do we see ourselves as a shoe,…

01/15/17 at 08:10 AM

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Journal Your Thoughts

•  What does God want for my life?

•  What kinds of relationships does God…

01/14/17 at 02:20 PM

TAKING OUR TIME

Sarah Klauda & Wesley Overhults

Do not stir up or awaken love until it is ready!

Song of Solomon 2:7b (NRSV)

My high school boyfriend was as much of a nerd as I was. He loved astronomy, was socially…

01/12/17 at 11:52 AM

RIGHT THERE LOVING ME

Noelle Warfford, 15

I have loved you with an everlasting love.

Jeremiah 31:3b (NRSV)

Everyone my age seems to be dating—friends, people on TV, the most popular kids at school. Pressure to date is peer pressure at its best. When I’m not dating…

01/10/17 at 03:15 PM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

01/08/17 at 03:48 PM

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Free Us, Lord

Lord Jesus, you said, “I have come to set the captives free.” We are captive and need Your healing touch. Free us, Lord, from our addictions, so that…

01/07/17 at 02:28 PM

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