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NovDec 2019

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

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WHO’D HAVE THOUGHT?

Katherine Briggs, Enid Adah Nyinomujuni & Hope Harle-Mould

Jesus calls us to love God and our neighbor (Matthew 22:37-39). When we follow these commands, God often surprises us with friendships we…

JESUS’ FRIENDS

Anna Solomon & Samantha McCrabb

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples.

Mark 2:15a (NIV)

In middle school, I was comfortable in my girl group and oblivious to anyone else. I spent a lot of time cultivating friendships. I’m a senior now, and I…

11/13/19 at 07:59 AM

Opposite Sex Friendships

David McCoy

A friend loves at all times.

Proverbs 17:17a (NRSV)

Boyfriends and girlfriends come and go. Sure, they have an impact on our lives—breaking our hearts or building them up, increasing or depleting our confidence, perhaps saying “I love…

11/12/19 at 03:40 PM

FRIENDS

Niki DiGaetano & Chelsey Smith

There is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28c (NRSV)

Being a tomboy myself, I’ve never understood why people make a big deal out of girls and guys being friends. Some people like to tease by declaring that a…

11/12/19 at 11:56 AM

Ada Stiglbauer

Teen Advisory Board Member

Where do you feel most relaxed?

“I feel most relaxed in the car, jamming to some throwback songs, having impactful…

11/12/19 at 07:58 AM

Best Friends

Chad Carroll, 15

Some people say that guys and girls can’t be best friends. They can be going out, or they…

11/11/19 at 11:45 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, and Australia.

11/10/19 at 03:47 PM

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Prayer for Our Bodies

Steve Matthews

Loving God, we have heard that we are made in your image. We have heard that we are…

11/10/19 at 01:26 PM

WHEREVER I GO

Rebecca Wu, 20

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

Because of God’s call, my family has experienced several moves—from a small move across Los Angeles county to a big move across the Pacific Ocean. Since before I was…

11/10/19 at 07:56 AM

In the Potter’s Hand



Andrea Adams

A wet glob of clay becomes an intricate vase or…

11/09/19 at 12:54 PM

CORE POWER

Steve Matthews

If you’ve ever been to a gym, taken an exercise class, or played a sport, you’ve probably done your share of sit-ups. Sit-ups are one way to strengthen…

11/09/19 at 08:53 AM

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