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  • Boiling Point
  • Courage
  • Be Still
  • and more!


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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


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


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

Celebrating Friendship

A friend loves at all times.

Proverbs 17:17a (NIV)

In my seventeen years, I have been blessed. I celebrate the friends I have and the friendships I have formed. I enjoy and look forward to being with my…

02/06/18 at 11:10 AM


Maria Hafer & Kristin O’Connor

Read the story of the prodigal in Luke 15:11-24.

Three years ago, I decided to take my own life. I had pushed God to the back of my mind, and I felt a void in my heart. I…

02/02/18 at 03:55 PM

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Be Who You Are

Wesley Overhults

Every single person on the planet is different from everyone else—right down to his or her DNA. So you can’t be like everyone else. You can be average or…

01/31/18 at 04:32 PM

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Getting to Know Myself

Eufer L. Pasion

In July 2007, I participated in a caravan mission trip for tribal Filipinos in a remote area of the Philippines. The aim of the mission was to help develop…

01/31/18 at 07:59 AM

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Give Your Anger to God

Perrie Tatum

Forgiving people who have hurt us is extremely difficult, yet God calls us to forgive as we have…

01/28/18 at 01:48 PM

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Open Door Policy

Rachel Starr Thomson

When I was twelve, I had my first real falling-out with a friend. We were on the phone, and my mother called me to dinner. My friend…

01/26/18 at 11:43 AM

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