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PRAYING IN RESPONSE TO TERROR

Lynne and Steve Taylor

Kia ora (hello) from Aotearoa New Zealand, a tiny country famous for beautiful scenery and being home to hobbits!

Sadly, New Zealand was in the…

WHEN FEARS BECOME REALITY

Rev. J. Dana Trent

I have always been anxious. My mother deemed me a “worrywart” at age six when my bedtime prayers became a desperate cadence of catastrophic scenarios: “Please God, no…

01/23/20 at 07:59 AM

TURN TO GOD

Alina Kanaski

I was devastated by the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in October 2018. I cried on and off all day. I was attending school in Pittsburgh and drove…

01/22/20 at 07:58 AM

THY KINGDOM COME

Rachel Starr Thomson

And the Lord will become king over all the earth; on that day the Lord will be one and his name one.

Zechariah 14:9 (NRSV)

When I was seven, my father took me to a barricaded road in Oka, a little town in Quebec. The barricades had been erected on one side by Mohawks…

01/21/20 at 01:02 PM

MOST INSPIRING MOVIE

Landen Swain

I never get tired of watching movies. Something about a beautifully constructed film that captures the emotions of an era, encapsulates the seriousness of a historical event, or…

01/21/20 at 07:59 AM

BROUGHT TOGETHER

M. Andrew Vance, 20

On February 27, 2012, three students died and another was paralyzed in a shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio.

We’ve been through pain and fear.
How can any good come…

01/20/20 at 11:40 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.

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01/19/20 at 03:52 PM

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I WONDER, GOD

Michelle Ankrum, 21

I wonder, God:

Why do we have excess food when so many are hungry?

Why are children abandoned?

Why are entire countries devastated…

01/19/20 at 01:15 PM

What If I Took Off the Mask?

Mary Davis

I’m glad that only God can see my true self; yet, if everyone could look at me through God’s eyes, they would see me in a different light. They…

01/19/20 at 07:59 AM

Are You God?

Carolyn Caines & Richard Lawton

A small and tattered beggar boy
stood looking down the street.
His clothes were mostly patches,
and no shoes were on his feet.

He came upon a bakery;
he stood and peered…

01/18/20 at 05:56 PM

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Questions God Asks Us

Trevor Hudson

Have you ever stopped to think about the questions God asks? For many years I missed them somehow—perhaps because I thought of the Bible as a book…

01/18/20 at 01:01 PM

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