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MayJun 2018

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Being There for Others

Brian West & Melinda Williams

A few years ago, I preached a sermon at my church. The title of the sermon was  “Awesome Christianity,”…

06/13/18 at 08:04 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of Botswana and Zimbabwe .

06/10/18 at 02:59 PM

JESUS’ FORGIVENESS

Kevin Barajas & Kristin Freer

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

Luke 23:34 (NRSV)

Jesus inspires me to forgive. No one has embodied forgiveness better than Jesus did. God brought him into a world full of evil to forgive sins. Although Jesus was…

06/10/18 at 02:41 PM

DEAL WITH IT

Jennifer Bushnell, 17

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Ephesians 4:31 (NIV)

In February 2012, there was a shooting at my school. Soon afterward, I believed I had forgiven the shooter, and I prayed for him every day. Nearly a year…

06/06/18 at 08:15 AM

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Prayer Stations

Ashley Latham & Greta Zefo

After experiencing a room full of prayer stations at a national youth gathering, my two friends and I have created a…

06/05/18 at 11:54 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.

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06/03/18 at 03:30 PM

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What a World It Would Be

Lanecia A. Rouse

Last fall, I pulled up to the coffee shop window, prepared to pay for my tall pumpkin spice latte. Imagine my surprise when the barista said, “No charge,…

06/03/18 at 01:48 PM

BLESSED WITH CREATIVITY

Addie Williams & Torie Seagraves

All shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.

Deuteronomy 16:17 (NRSV)

When my grandfather died, I grieved. Even now, I sometimes feel sad when I think of him; but believing that he is in heaven helps to ease my pain.

05/31/18 at 11:42 AM

FASHIONED FROM CLAY

Jessica Guillory, 20

Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.

Genesis 2:7 (NRSV)

During the summer, I tried my hand at polymer clay. I went to the craft store and bought fifteen packages of colored clay and other art supplies. The…

05/31/18 at 07:59 AM

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In God’s Imagination

Sarah Arbuckle, 17

Imagination. Why do we have it? Why did God give us the ability to think, hope, and dream? Why does God allow us to share in God’s creativity?…

05/31/18 at 07:53 AM

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