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GRIEF

Savannah Krazit, 18

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4 (NRSV)

I was fifteen and home alone with my mom, who was sick. Turning to leave her room after checking on her, I thought, Tell her you love her. It…

04/10/17 at 11:49 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.

04/09/17 at 03:30 PM

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Praying the Scriptures

In today’s devo, we are challenged to seek God by prayerfully reading scripture. Are you ready to take the challenge? Try one or more of these ways to practice praying the scriptures:

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04/09/17 at 02:30 PM

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BENEDICT OF NURSIA: LISTENING WITH THE HEART

Enuma Okoro

The sixth century monk, Benedict of Nursia, started a community for believers who wanted to seek and serve God through the daily practical habits of work,…

04/08/17 at 08:06 AM

More on Lectio Divina

If you enjoyed the weekend article “Praying the Scriptures,” take time to learn more about the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina.

04/08/17 at 07:13 AM

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Personalizing Scripture

This practice can lead us into a new depth of conversation with God. Try personalizing a scripture verse or passage by adding your name to the passage as you…

04/07/17 at 07:02 PM

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READING THE GOSPELS

Growing up in the church, I have always heard what a great friend we have in Jesus. But I had no idea what that meant. I pictured Jesus as…

04/07/17 at 02:45 PM

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Try a Bible Reading Plan

There are plenty of tools out there to help you read the Bible in an organized way. Here are some options and websites that provide reading plans. These sites…

04/06/17 at 06:30 PM

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The Study of God

Sarah Arthur

Have you asked a question about God? Then you’ve done theology. Theology is the study of God. It comes from two Greek words: theos (“God”) and logos (“word”…

04/06/17 at 08:00 AM

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SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES

Elizabeth Hobbs, 19

How could a good God allow evil in the world? If God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and…

04/05/17 at 03:56 PM

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