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WIDENING THE CIRCLE

Loren Mitchell & Cindy Shanks

How can we welcome others as God welcomes us?

 

by offering radical hospitality

We had flown all night “across the pond” to stay with total…

Tearing Down to Rebuild

Amanda Southall

As in previous years, my youth group traveled to Belize with all the gear we needed to work with missionaries and the community on various construction projects. When…

10/21/19 at 11:57 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana,…

10/20/19 at 03:48 PM

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Daniel

Jacob Armstrong

The first time I met Daniel he was lying in my hammock, in my backyard, with my beagle snoozing on his chest. I didn’t want to interrupt their…

10/20/19 at 01:30 PM

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Broken or Beloved?

Will Penner

I have worked with teenagers with depression, Down syndrome, bipolar disorder, autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and anxiety disorders. I’ve counseled kids who cut themselves, abuse alcohol…

10/20/19 at 07:55 AM

BEING A FRIEND

Sierra Klotz & Dave Hagemann

Bear one another’s burdens.

Galatians 6:2a (NRSV)

During my sophomore year, a friend asked me if he would die if he jumped out the window. Another friend showed me scars that she had etched into her…

10/19/19 at 03:42 PM

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Coping with Depression

Here are some ideas to help you cope with depression—from people who have found them to be helpful in their own lives.

10/19/19 at 12:21 PM

The Ocean Called Depression

Jim Still-Pepper

“They say I am bipolar (a form of depression), but I think what that really means is that I am stuck in the ocean of life, waiting for…

10/19/19 at 08:56 AM

She Didn’t Die

Elizabeth Hobbs, 17

She has a haggard look about her.
She does not sleep anymore.
I dare not pester.
She’s fighting the urge to weep.

What should I say?
That it’ll all be…

10/18/19 at 03:47 PM

Turning Your Life Around

Ashton Stevenson, 18

Since I was young, I have never fit in. During fifth grade, some girls in my class started awful rumors about…

10/18/19 at 11:54 AM

Matthew Hosey

Teen Advisory Board Member

What would you call your generation?

“Our generation is passionate for answers to life’s questions. There are a…

10/18/19 at 07:52 AM

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