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JulAug 2019

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  • I Disagree
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Your Attention Please!

Jackie Clark & Jim Still-Pepper

Imagine driving in rush hour traffic. Your radio is blaring,…

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda.

07/21/19 at 03:47 PM

Home Again

Tim Peach

“You moved back here from Los Angeles?” I was asked this question a million times when I moved back…

07/20/19 at 12:57 PM

Alone with God: Your Own Personal Retreat

Ron DelBene

Our lives are so busy and filled with noise. We often don’t know how to handle silence and being alone with God. Here’s a mini-retreat to try on…

07/20/19 at 08:02 AM


Kristin O'Connor, 18

Our lives are busy, and we can easily become distracted when we take time to read scripture.

Before you read the Bible, pray this simple prayer: “Lord, open my heart and…

07/19/19 at 01:27 PM

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Start Your Day with God

Rebecca Schneller, 19

Morning devotions used to be a struggle for me. At first, I limited my devo time to ten minutes, which seemed like a long time. I glanced at the…

07/19/19 at 12:00 PM

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Gerrit Scott Dawson

Have you participated in a 24-Hour Famine where you had nothing to eat or drink except for a little water or juice? Many youth groups host this event…

07/18/19 at 11:30 AM

Learning to Be Alone

Andrew Garland Breeden

I spend a fair amount of time in the woods by myself. Whether I am sitting or walking, with or without a purpose, doesn’t much matter as long…

07/18/19 at 07:52 AM

Praying Simply

Taylor Gerlach, 17

Read what Jesus says about prayer in Matthew 6:5–13.

Jesus teaches us to be simple and humble in our prayers as well as in everyday life. Every once in a while, I talk with God in Spanish, my…

07/17/19 at 02:27 PM

Walking My Prayers

Richard Lawton

I have trouble sitting still to pray. My mind works better when my body is active. Every morning, I walk for an hour. For about forty-five minutes of that…

07/17/19 at 07:59 AM


David McCoy, 15

Discover God’s voice in the quiet in 1 Kings 19:11–13.

Silence is weird. I avoid silence by putting on music, texting a friend, or pulling up Angry Birds. Sitting still and doing nothing is not only unproductive, it’s strange…

07/16/19 at 11:21 AM

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