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This Issue:

NovDec 2019

  • (un)Certain
  • Better Together
  • Failure
  • and more!


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Tynea Lewis, Hope Harle-Mould & Lisa Luciano

Uncertainty can paralyze us. When we have a weighty decision to make, we might feel stuck, unable to move. But with God’s help,…

Waiting Grace

Sudha Khristmukti

Waiting with bated breath,
fingers crossed,
I pace back and forth;
and time moves so slowly, Lord!
I demand immediate answers—
Yes or…

12/06/19 at 05:18 PM


Loren Mitchell

Find yourself in the story of the prophet’s call in Jeremiah 1:4–10.

When God called the prophet Jeremiah, God assured him, “I have known you since before you were born, and I have plans for you.” God told Jeremiah that he…

12/06/19 at 07:59 AM

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Karin Mittman

On December 6, many countries in Europe celebrate the tradition of St. Nicholas. Every child cleans and polishes a shoe and places it outside his or her bedroom…

12/06/19 at 01:14 AM


To our readers,

There is no easy way to say this: After 25 years of partnering with young people to create a place to share your faith stories, to hear…

12/05/19 at 03:46 PM


Steve Matthews

Being self-employed can be great. Right now, I am sitting outside working on my computer while the cat lounges nearby and the dryer tosses my clothes through the…

12/05/19 at 07:53 AM

Write a Prayer of Thanks

Allison Morrow, 14

Dear God,

I’ve been so busy lately, but I felt that I needed to talk with you. I want to thank you for the things in life that are most…

12/04/19 at 03:15 PM

Homeless for the Holidays

Mary and Joseph fled to the land of Egypt. On the way, they rested. Mary found shelter in the arms of a sphinx, the symbol of another god…

12/04/19 at 11:18 AM


Taylor Gerlach & Tynea Lewis

“For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”

Habakkuk 1:5b (NIV)

Being human means having questions and doubts. Think about the disciples. How many times did they ask Jesus questions because they didn’t understand? I especially notice their questions in…

12/04/19 at 07:51 AM

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Weathering the Storm

Scott Taube

A few hours ago, I fell asleep to the pitter-patter of rain on the roof. Now I lie in bed, awakened by the rumble of thunder in the…

12/03/19 at 11:30 AM

Kassidy Cobb

Teen Advisory Board Member

What life lesson have you learned from a pet?

“My dogs have taught me, no matter what may…

12/03/19 at 07:56 AM

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