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MayJun 2019

  • Open to the Spirit
  • Great Expectations
  • It Could Happen to Me
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HANDS IN SERVICE

Caleb, Michelle, Kassidy & Sarah

Each of us can make a difference in the world. Most of us can use our hands to make, to serve, to help,…

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

Rebuilding Ruins

Sarah Arthur

I sit with my elderly neighbor on her front porch in Old East Durham, North Carolina.

“How long have you lived here, Ms. Emmy?” I ask.

She shrugs and…

06/15/19 at 09:10 AM

Acholi Beads: Recycled Paper Recycles Lives

Ciona D. Rouse

In Kampala, Uganda, a group of women have recycled their lives by making jewelry from recycled paper.

War and…

06/14/19 at 04:58 PM

The Music of the Heart

Ray Buckley

The drumbeat is the heart of our people. It binds us together—one heartbeat among many.

I recall my father lifting me to his lap. “Listen to my heart,” he…

06/14/19 at 11:55 AM

Alyssa Marquez

Teen Advisory Board Member

What are the top three qualities you look for in a friend?

“When I’m looking for friends, the top…

06/14/19 at 08:05 AM

More Ideas for Capturing the Moment

Shelby Hill

Art is a great way to document the moments of our lives. Paint a picture or write a poem, and instantly you have a reminder of where you’ve…

06/13/19 at 02:30 PM

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