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Stuff To Do During Lent

Anne Crumpler

LENT is a time to repent, to turn away from sin and…

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Hope of Forgiveness

Jennifer Speight and Shauna Potrawski

In my senior year of high school, I first felt the pull: the sense that I was missing out. My peers’ casual conversation about parties and hooking up…

02/15/18 at 07:55 AM

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Letting Go for Lent

Wessel Bentley

On Ash Wednesday we cut to the core of our existence. We are not what we eat. We are not what we do. We are not what we fear…

02/14/18 at 06:08 AM

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A Valentine’s Day Gift

Abigail Scott

My friend Hannah fumbled with her purse, stalling for time as she listened to the cruel words a man was saying to his date. It was Valentine’s Day,…

02/14/18 at 04:04 AM

RESISTING TEMPTATION

Trey Castellanos, 19

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

Matthew 26:41a (NIV)

Temptation is all around us. When confronted with it, we must try to resist. I experience temptation all the time. I live in the hood, and many of the…

02/13/18 at 07:49 AM

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Stuff To Do During Lent

Anne Crumpler

LENT is a time to repent, to turn away from sin and to turn toward the new…

02/12/18 at 07:50 AM

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Best Friends

Chad Carroll, 15

Some people say that guys and girls can’t be best friends. They can be going out, or they…

02/11/18 at 01:45 PM

JESUS’ FRIENDS

Anna Solomon & Samantha McCrabb

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples.

Mark 2:15a (NIV)

In middle school, I was comfortable in my girl group and oblivious to anyone else. I spent a lot of time cultivating friendships. I’m a senior now, and I…

02/09/18 at 11:49 AM

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Clique vs. Circle of Friends

Carol E. Lytch with Katie Lytch, 15

In the opening scene of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, a new boy is taken around the high school and oriented to the different social…

02/08/18 at 07:58 AM

HONEST FRIENDSHIPS

Erin Burke, 24

Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.

Proverbs 18:24 (NRSV)

Sometimes being fake seems harmless. We are trying to put on a good face. We are trying to make sure other people know we have it all together.

However, being…

02/07/18 at 01:50 PM

PRAYING FOR FRIENDS

Erin Kelly

I never stop being grateful for you, as I mention you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1:16 (CEV)

Because I am human, I tend to make a lot of mistakes. Unfortunately, many of these mistakes happen in my relationships with friends. A while ago, I hurt one…

02/07/18 at 07:51 AM

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