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JulAug 2019

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The Gift of My Enemy

Gerrit Scott Dawson

I like to think about my enemies—about how stupid they are, about how I could slice them and dice them with my wit, about why I’m completely right and…

08/17/19 at 02:42 PM

MY PARENTS AREN’T CHRISTIAN

Tiffany, Jennifer & Lisa

Pain can run deep when parents do not value what is most important to you. How can you honor your parents if they don’t share your faith in…

08/17/19 at 08:31 AM

Romance or Friendship?

Wesley Overhults

Love each other as brothers and sisters.

Romans 12:10a (CEV)

A little over seven years ago, I “met” a girl from Canada. She ran across some short stories I had written and posted online and sent me an email…

08/16/19 at 11:58 AM

Tiana Franca

Teen Advisory Board Member

Where do you feel most relaxed?

“The library. Reading relaxes me because I get so lost in the book…

08/16/19 at 07:56 AM

CHANGE

Sierra Klotz & Elizabeth Mann

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you.

Deuteronomy 5:16a (NRSV)

Growing up, I had a high opinion of my parents and was always ready to defend them. Yet, as I got to know my parents better, I learned that…

08/15/19 at 01:06 PM

On My Own

Elizabeth Reumann

In France, we performed in front of large Parisian crowds, then had long spiritual conversations with the people who had watched us. True, mimes aren’t supposed to talk;…

08/15/19 at 07:51 AM

DISAGREEMENT OR DISRESPECT

Kate Underwood

For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.

Proverbs 5:21 (NIV)

He wasn’t listening to me. He wasn’t communicating in a kind way. He was throwing his opinion in my face as if it were absolute truth, ignoring my attempts…

08/14/19 at 07:59 AM

LOVE ABOVE ALL

Dana Bruxvoort, 24

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13:34–35 (NIV)

A non-Christian friend once told me that I was one of the reasons she didn’t believe religion was the root of all evil.

“Why is that?” I asked her, completely…

08/13/19 at 12:19 PM

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Living Artistically

Karin Mittmann

Because we are made in the image of God, our Creator, every one of us is creative. However, we may get lost in the mystique of art—its numerous…

08/11/19 at 01:15 PM

LOVING GOD AND THE WORLD

Shawna, Carrie, Michelle, Michael, Megan, Kaitlyn & Agbele

While driving down the road with a three-year-old, I switched the music to his favorite upbeat version of “Jesus Loves Me.” He smiled, but then he got upset:…

08/10/19 at 01:59 PM

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