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Looking Beyond Despair

Helmut Wagabi & Kate Underwood

Sacred imagination sees God’s goodness in and beyond every human situation. Read Isaiah 55:6–13.

The post-election violence I witnessed in Kenya a few years ago left me in such despair that I could no longer visualize the goodness of the Lord. I was…

09/09/17 at 10:09 AM

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Alyssa Pauline Rivera, 24

I wasn’t at home the night Mom was robbed and shot. Several hours later, my siblings and I arrived…

09/04/17 at 08:01 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

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

09/03/17 at 03:48 PM

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Is God @ School?

Mary Haggard

Imagine a silent shield of prayer surrounding the place where knowledge and understanding are gained, where experiments are tried, where music is performed, where meals are shared, where…

09/02/17 at 09:57 AM


Elaine Creasman & Melissa Walker

Read about walking in faith in Matthew 21:28-31a.

The other night, as I was reading
a book about authentic Christianity,
a thought came to my mind:
God doesn’t want me
to act like a Christian.
I confess, Lord, that…

08/30/17 at 01:17 PM


Natalie Deiters & Alyssa Wolverton

Young people are prone to foolishness and fads; the cure comes through tough-minded discipline.

Proverbs 22:15 (The Message)

Being healthy is important. I love to run and hike, but I struggle with discipline. Getting up each day to run is hard for me. Before I started getting…

08/30/17 at 07:59 AM


Milea Schnall, 21

Walk with the wise and become wise.

Proverbs 13:20a (NIV)

In high school, my best friend and I shared a habit: healthy eating. As members of the cross country and track teams, we were expected to be in shape…

08/28/17 at 02:12 PM


Anna Garrett & Richard Lawton

Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Romans 12:11 (NRSV)

When I think of boldness, I associate it with passion. Passion drives boldness. Jesus Christ is the boldest and most passionate person in history. The passion that consumed him…

08/27/17 at 02:06 PM

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Step Out in Faith

Rachel Starr Thomson

My call didn’t come with a lightning strike. I discovered it by doing what was burning in my…

08/26/17 at 02:36 PM

Friend of the Outcasts

Shelby Hill

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)

You may think that in a Christian school everyone would accept one another and there would be no cliques. Wrong! In my Lutheran junior high, there were two cliques—the…

08/23/17 at 08:01 AM

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