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Communication

Dale Lipscomb and Emma Stewart

Let your conversation be always full of grace.

Colossians 4:6a (NIV)

Growing up, I felt as if my parents didn’t understand anything I did. After years of fighting and being grounded, I agreed to join them in taking a serious…

02/12/20 at 01:05 PM

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Olivia Connolly, 22

Being a Christian, I hold beliefs that don’t always align with those of my friends. This can be intimidating, but we are called to be a light. So how…

02/12/20 at 07:59 AM

SALT AND LIGHT

Theron St. John, 22

Jesus calls us to be salt and light in Matthew 5:13–16.

To speak or not to speak? That seems to be the question when it comes to talking about our faith. We’re afraid of discussing our faith because we might be…

02/11/20 at 01:42 PM

THE REAL ME

Elaine Creasman

Lord, thank you for giving me
people with whom I can have
real conversations.
Thank you that when

02/11/20 at 07:57 AM

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Fruitful Conversation

Richard Lawton

I turn to Galatians 5:22–23 as a guide for my conversations. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,…

02/10/20 at 11:42 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.

02/09/20 at 03:48 PM

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The Ripple Effect

Who told you about Christ?

Who made a difference in your faith?

Make a…

02/09/20 at 02:12 PM

GUIDELINES

Thomas Sullivan, 19 & Richard Lawton

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 (NRSV)

As teens, we encounter quite a number of gray areas that are not specifically discussed in the Bible, which can leave us with little guidance. Some people say the…

02/09/20 at 08:00 AM

AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

Katy Steele and Jason Gerringer

We are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us.

2 Corinthians 5:20a (NRSV)

Talking about Jesus can feel awkward. We worry about saying the right words, and we fear being shot down. But we have a story to tell that’s worth sharing:…

02/08/20 at 01:38 PM

WHO TOUCHED ME?

Michelle McGaffin, 24

In Mark 5:25-34 a woman seeks Jesus against all odds.

Let’s call this woman Faith. For 12 years, Faith had been sick with a condition that…

02/07/20 at 07:51 AM

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