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MayJun 2019

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  • Great Expectations
  • It Could Happen to Me
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WHEN FEARS BECOME REALITY

Rev. J. Dana Trent

I have always been anxious. My mother deemed me a “worrywart” at age six when my bedtime prayers became a desperate cadence of…

LIVING IN FEAR AT SCHOOL

Jennifer, Allison & Juliana

Every year thousands of American students attend school in fear. Sometimes their worst nightmares come true.

 

 

Jennifer’s Story

I’m scared. I’m…

06/20/19 at 07:59 AM

SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY

Rebecca King, 22

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124:8 (NRSV)

On April 23, 2011, homes in Trenton, Georgia, were ripped in half. Roofs were missing from the tops of houses. Trees were splintered and hanging on power lines.

My…

06/19/19 at 07:56 AM

Singing Through the Storm

Elizabeth Cumbest

My outlook on who I am and what God has called me to do changed because of a storm. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, I was…

06/18/19 at 11:54 AM

Adebisi Amori

Teen Advisory Board Member

What was the last photo taken on your phone?

“It was a selfie I took in my dorm room. I…

06/18/19 at 08:03 AM

JUST A SMIDGEN

Richard Lawton

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth.

Genesis 6:5a (NIV)

Dear God, you already know what I am thinking; but writing in your presence may help me to sort out my own thoughts.

In Indonesia, several Australians were convicted of…

06/17/19 at 11:48 AM

Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of Malawi and Zambia.

06/16/19 at 03:48 PM

God’s Masterpiece

Katy Steele

So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27 (NRSV)

You created a masterpiece, a work of art into which you poured your soul. You gave it life. You saw that it resembled you, and you smiled. You were…

06/16/19 at 01:57 PM

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Passing Along God’s Gift

Tom Arthur

While I was growing up, Dad had an old Canon AE1 camera with all kinds of interchangeable lenses and flashes. He would take the camera to sporting events…

06/16/19 at 07:45 AM

FASHIONED FROM CLAY

Jessica Guillory, 20

Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.

Genesis 2:7 (NRSV)

During the summer, I tried my hand at polymer clay. I went to the craft store and bought fifteen packages of colored clay and other art supplies. The…

06/15/19 at 03:59 PM

In the Potter’s Hand



Andrea Adams

A wet glob of clay becomes an intricate vase or…

06/15/19 at 12:54 PM

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