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SepOCt 2019

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Into the Desert

Rachel Starr Thomson & Danika Cooley

It was early spring, hot and dry in the Arizona desert. I was hanging out on an Indian reservation, spending my free time in a friend’s trailer, cooling…

10/11/19 at 11:53 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…

10/09/19 at 07:59 AM

FINDING BALANCE

Erin Burke

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

Mark 1:35 (NIV)

In our society, we tend to celebrate extroverts because they are seen as fun-loving people who generally take more risks. Introverts are often viewed as shy and more likely…

10/08/19 at 11:55 AM

SLIPPERY WHEN WET

Dylan White

Nestled deep in the hills of East Tennessee is a park called Fall Creek Falls, where the outdoorsy-type can find endless hours of enjoyment. The park features multiple…

10/07/19 at 07:53 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Panama.

10/06/19 at 05:53 PM

Prayer in Action

S’ambrosia Wasike

It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Philippians 2:13 (NIV)

When I was a kid, my parents used to take me to prayer meetings with them every week. Observing various church members as they prayed, I attempted to model…

10/06/19 at 01:34 PM

MISSION AT HOME

“Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord.

Isaiah 57:19b (NIV)

“Do you want to go to Australia?” wasn’t the question I expected my Dad to ask; but he meant it. Soon I was joining an international organization that would…

10/04/19 at 12:59 PM

GREAT GRANDS

Kelsie Elsa Obregon & Kate Underwood

Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:17–18 (NRSV)

Like most grandparents, mine were full of stories. When I was a child, I would sit on my great-grandfather’s lap, fascinated as he drew amazing pictures and told me…

10/02/19 at 07:57 AM

AN OLD FRIEND

Andrew Garland Breeden

Several years ago I dog sat for a friend. My friend has many Jewish neighbors, and I would often see them walking from their homes to the synagogue…

09/30/19 at 07:57 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

09/29/19 at 03:52 PM

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