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NovDec 2018

  • Healing the Hate
  • Depression
  • Light of the World
  • and more!

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WORDS THAT HURT

Nicholas Hitt

No one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

James 3:8 (NRSV)

We’ve all heard the saying, Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. The Bible tells a different story. James 3:8 says that the…

02/06/19 at 01:54 PM

JESUS’ FRIENDS

Anna Solomon & Samantha McCrabb

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples.

Mark 2:15a (NIV)

In middle school, I was comfortable in my girl group and oblivious to anyone else. I spent a lot of time cultivating friendships. I’m a senior now, and I…

02/06/19 at 07:59 AM

PRAYING FOR FRIENDS

Erin Kelly

I never stop being grateful for you, as I mention you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1:16 (CEV)

Because I am human, I tend to make a lot of mistakes. Unfortunately, many of these mistakes happen in my relationships with friends. A while ago, I hurt one…

02/05/19 at 11:51 AM

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HANDLING HATE

Emily McMahon

When I was in middle school, everything was great. I had amazing friends, and we never fought. Then I learned that one friend was saying horrible things about…

02/04/19 at 07:58 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Andorra, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, and Vatican City.

02/03/19 at 04:00 PM

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TRUTH: YOU ARE LOVED!

Cindy Shanks

When we are self-critical and insecure, we often have difficulty discerning what the truth is. What would God say to you in these times? Perhaps something like this:

 

Dear________________,

I…

02/03/19 at 01:18 PM

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Speaking the Truth

When truth must be spoken, if possible, let us do it kindly, with a heart for the person to whom we speak. Even when friends have spoken difficult words…

01/29/19 at 11:52 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Western Sahara, and Tunisia.

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01/27/19 at 03:59 PM

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HEAL THIS WORLD

Ciona D. Rouse

Thank You, God, for having a plan far greater
than anything we can imagine.
You bring down walls of injustice that we build.
You loosen chains of addiction with
which we shackle ourselves.
You…

01/27/19 at 01:48 PM

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Saying Yes, Going On

Katy Steele, 22

If we want to be like Jesus, we must be close to him, studying his word, talking and listening to him, loving people as he does. After I…

01/26/19 at 04:15 PM

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