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MayJun 2019

  • Open to the Spirit
  • Great Expectations
  • It Could Happen to Me
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PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT

Steve Matthews

My long-time friend Todd has always been a hard worker. He found success in two endeavors he truly enjoys—building homes and playing golf…

RIGHT THERE LOVING ME

Noelle Warfford, 15

I have loved you with an everlasting love.

Jeremiah 31:3b (NRSV)

Everyone my age seems to be dating—friends, people on TV, the most popular kids at school. Pressure to date is peer pressure at its best. When I’m not dating…

05/21/19 at 11:55 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of  Indian Ocean Islands: Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles.

05/19/19 at 03:59 PM

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Practice Peace

Caitlin Cacciatore, 19

Begin to breathe slowly and deeply in order to slow down, to escape distractions, and to center yourself on God. Feel your inner turmoil calm as you look to…

05/19/19 at 02:19 PM

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Practice Forgiveness

The words I forgive her or I forgive him can be the hardest words we ever…

05/18/19 at 02:04 PM

JESUS’ FORGIVENESS

Kevin Barajas & Kristin Freer

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

Luke 23:34 (NRSV)

Jesus inspires me to forgive. No one has embodied forgiveness better than Jesus did. God brought him into a world full of evil to forgive sins. Although Jesus was…

05/18/19 at 10:37 AM

PRACTICES THAT HELP BEAT DEPRESSION

Matthew, Sierra, Aidan, Laura & Lisa

Talk about Your Pain

When my parents divorced, I ignored my feelings and moved on. I should have…

05/17/19 at 04:48 PM

Gimme Sabbath

HOW AN ANCIENT PRACTICE HEALS MODERN WOES

Back-to-School Chaos

When the school year begins, I am confronted with a new reality. Gone are the long days…

05/17/19 at 11:50 AM

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Take Ten at Bedtime

Cristalei Polk, 18

I take ten minutes at bedtime to learn something new about God. I read the Bible,…

05/16/19 at 03:52 PM

Practice Living Worry Free

Davis Nelson

Too often we misinterpret Matthew 6:26 to mean: “If God takes care of the birds, how much more will God protect and care for me!” Given a closer look,…

05/16/19 at 02:43 PM

Practice the ACTS Prayer

Each day this week, let the ACTS prayer help you to express more fully what you would like to say to God. Come before God with prayers of Adoration, Confession,…

05/15/19 at 03:40 PM

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