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NovDec 2019

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  • Better Together
  • Failure
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Fertilizer for Spiritual Growth

Will Penner

“I believe; help my unbelief!” cried the father of the demon-possessed boy. (Read the whole story in Mark 9:14–29.) I love this passage. While…

12/07/19 at 08:25 AM


Loren Mitchell

Find yourself in the story of the prophet’s call in Jeremiah 1:4–10.

When God called the prophet Jeremiah, God assured him, “I have known you since before you were born, and I have plans for you.” God told Jeremiah that he…

12/06/19 at 07:59 AM


Steve Matthews

Being self-employed can be great. Right now, I am sitting outside working on my computer while the cat lounges nearby and the dryer tosses my clothes through the…

12/05/19 at 07:53 AM

Write a Prayer of Thanks

Allison Morrow, 14

Dear God,

I’ve been so busy lately, but I felt that I needed to talk with you. I want to thank you for the things in life that are most…

12/04/19 at 03:15 PM

Homeless for the Holidays

Mary and Joseph fled to the land of Egypt. On the way, they rested. Mary found shelter in the arms of a sphinx, the symbol of another god…

12/04/19 at 11:18 AM


Taylor Gerlach & Tynea Lewis

“For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”

Habakkuk 1:5b (NIV)

Being human means having questions and doubts. Think about the disciples. How many times did they ask Jesus questions because they didn’t understand? I especially notice their questions in…

12/04/19 at 07:51 AM


Kindra Mazzuca & Tynea Lewis

During my senior year of high school, I went to South Africa on a medical mission trip…

12/02/19 at 11:49 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for Myanmar and Thailand.

12/01/19 at 05:53 PM

Loving Those Who Are Different

Steve Matthews

Gracious God, it’s sometimes hard for me to understand or accept or love those who are different from me. I find myself wanting to change them so that they…

12/01/19 at 01:39 PM


Milea Schnall, 21

Walk with the wise and become wise.

Proverbs 13:20a (NIV)

In high school, my best friend and I shared a habit: healthy eating. As members of the cross country and track teams, we were expected to be in shape…

11/30/19 at 08:50 AM

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