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This Issue:

MayJun 2019

  • Open to the Spirit
  • Great Expectations
  • It Could Happen to Me
  • and more!


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Noelle Warfford, 15

I have loved you with an everlasting love.

Jeremiah 31:3b (NRSV)

Everyone my age seems to be dating—friends, people on TV, the most popular kids at school. Pressure to date is peer pressure at its best. When I’m not dating…

05/21/19 at 11:55 AM

Mackenzie Oswell

Teen Advisory Board Member

If you were asked to describe yourself using only 3 objects, what would they be?

> A…

05/21/19 at 07:58 AM


Madison Falk, Michelle Ankrum & Bailey Lane

I am the work of God’s hand.

I don’t even know who I am anymore, I thought as I got ready for the day. How did I get to…

05/20/19 at 06:56 PM


Melinda Williams

Who do you say that I am?
It’s a serious question,
requiring a serious answer.
Who do you say that I am?
Because I don’t think I know anymore.
Am I the image held…

05/20/19 at 03:54 PM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of  Indian Ocean Islands: Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles.

05/19/19 at 03:59 PM

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Practice Peace

Caitlin Cacciatore, 19

Begin to breathe slowly and deeply in order to slow down, to escape distractions, and to center yourself on God. Feel your inner turmoil calm as you look to…

05/19/19 at 02:19 PM

Practice Loving Yourself

Did you know that loving yourself can help you stand up to peer pressure?

05/19/19 at 08:05 AM

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Practice Forgiveness

The words I forgive her or I forgive him can be the hardest words we ever…

05/18/19 at 02:04 PM


Kevin Barajas & Kristin Freer

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

Luke 23:34 (NRSV)

Jesus inspires me to forgive. No one has embodied forgiveness better than Jesus did. God brought him into a world full of evil to forgive sins. Although Jesus was…

05/18/19 at 10:37 AM


Matthew, Sierra, Aidan, Laura & Lisa

Talk about Your Pain

When my parents divorced, I ignored my feelings and moved on. I should have…

05/17/19 at 04:48 PM

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