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May/Jun 2015

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God’s Reclaiming Business

Steve Harper

I was not prepared for the surprise that my three-year-old daughter, Katrina,…

MISSING OUT

Vicki Fourie

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Matthew 28:20b (NRSV)

I’m good at lip-reading, and I speak as a hearing person does; I don’t use sign language. Still, because of my hearing loss, I miss out on a lot.

Other…

05/27/15 at 08:00 AM

Summer in the Vineyard Summer in the Vineyard

Grab Some Alone Time

Katy Steele, 21

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

05/25/15 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 Botswana and Zimbabwe.

05/24/15 at 03:47 PM

YOU KNOW ME

Cary Knier Johannes

“Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 23:24a (NIV)

Junior high was a time of keeping secrets. It was a time of change—in my friends, my school, my body, and my feelings. It was the time when my…

05/24/15 at 02:03 AM

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What I Believe . . .

Jacob, Matthew, Wesley & Kate

About Our Faith

A creed is a statement of what we believe and reminds us what God has done for us. Some of my core beliefs come from the Apostles’…

05/22/15 at 12:51 PM

God Keeps Promises

Mary Lynn Johnson, 23

Promises seem simple enough when we make them, but sometimes we are pressured or tempted to break our promises. When God promises to provide for us, to protect us,…

05/21/15 at 03:00 PM

EMPTY WORDS

Wesley Overhults & Elizabeth Mann

Now you, my friends, are children of the promise.

Galatians 4:28a (NRSV)

We make promises to one another and to ourselves all the time, but we don’t always follow through. Doing what we say we will do is harder than we…

05/20/15 at 07:55 AM

WOULD YOU TELL?

Emily Doll and Heather Mead

“Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit.”

Job 7:11a (NIV)

If I had a burning, haunting secret
and I told you,
would you keep it?
Would you hold on to it inside your clenched fist,
tuck it away deep inside your heart,
think about…

05/18/15 at 02:45 PM

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A Measure of Respect

Karen Whiting

I have discovered that to be respected I must show respect. How do we start to show respect to God, to other people, and to creation? Here are…

05/17/15 at 07:31 PM

DISAGREEMENT OR DISRESPECT

Kate Underwood

For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.

Proverbs 5:21 (NIV)

He wasn’t listening to me. He wasn’t communicating in a kind way. He was throwing his opinion in my face as if it were absolute truth, ignoring my attempts…

05/13/15 at 07:39 AM

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