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MayJun 2019

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

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EXPECTING THE BEST

Jori, Hannah, Bekah & Aly

being perfect is exhausting

I have always expected the best from myself. A perfectionist, I was not…

SCARED

Kristina Nicole Newbauer

I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. . . . I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.

1 Corinthians 2:1b, 3 (NRSV)

She walked into the crisis pregnancy center. Beneath her tough exterior, she was timid.

“I need a pregnancy test,” she said when she finally made eye contact with…

06/25/19 at 12:36 PM

LITTLE CHOICE BUT TO TRUST

Rebecca West

Trust.

We entrust our lives to others daily. Hourly really. Well, no, actually every minute of the day. To bus driver, teachers, parents, electricians, other drivers on the road,…

06/23/19 at 01:58 PM

BULLYING HAPPENS

Kristen O’Connor & Emily Acker

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops.

Matthew 10:27 (NRSV)

People are not always aware of bullying because they don’t see it happening. Yet, in my school, students were bullied on the bus, in the halls, in the middle…

06/22/19 at 01:54 PM

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Bullying: Code for Fear

Graham Douglass

New town, new home, new school, new friends, new impressions—Must. Fit. In.

I made fun of him. I called him biting names. Why? I didn’t even know him. I…

06/22/19 at 08:58 AM

LIVING IN FEAR AT SCHOOL

Jennifer, Allison & Juliana

Every year thousands of American students attend school in fear. Sometimes their worst nightmares come true.

 

 

Jennifer’s Story

I’m scared. I’m…

06/20/19 at 07:59 AM

Singing Through the Storm

Elizabeth Cumbest

My outlook on who I am and what God has called me to do changed because of a storm. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, I was…

06/18/19 at 11:54 AM

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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

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

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