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CALLED

Kindra Mazzuca & Tynea Lewis

During my senior year of high school, I went to South Africa on a medical mission trip…

11/05/17 at 01:39 PM

IN HIS IMAGE

Pam Bostwick

[Jesus said,] “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 13:35 (NRSV)

Our church holds a Communion service at a local nursing home. In the few minutes before the service, I decided to visit Verna, a resident who didn’t have any…

11/03/17 at 01:01 PM

Following a Star

Gene Bradbury

They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising.

Matthew 2:9b (NRSV)

Amanda was a follower rather than a leader. She read celebrity magazines; she looked up to models and actors, who were stars in her world. The wise men in…

11/02/17 at 08:08 AM

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…

10/31/17 at 11:51 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…

10/30/17 at 11:45 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…

10/30/17 at 07:52 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of Canada and the United States.

10/29/17 at 03:48 PM

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…

10/29/17 at 01:50 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…

10/28/17 at 02:49 PM

I BELONG!

Michael Persson, 18

Honor God by accepting each other, as Christ has accepted you.

Romans 15:7 (CEV)

We all want to belong and to be accepted. Our sense of belonging usually starts with our family. I am fortunate to have an awesome bond with my huge…

10/27/17 at 11:59 AM

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