devozine cover

This Issue:

MayJun 2019

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


See Inside devozine hero


Jori, Hannah, Bekah & Aly

being perfect is exhausting

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


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


Rebecca West


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


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

devozine Bully FTR TS138018602 devozine Bully FTR TS138018602

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


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

devozine Tom & Kiki2 devozine Tom & Kiki2

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

To Order Devozine Magazine, call 1.800.972.0433.