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Smokers Poison

Timing is everything, that is what young smokers think. They suppose that since they are so young they can smoke now and quit later. The chemicals effect you the same way as a 90 year old. Smoking is a killer. It kills 7 million people a year. It causes cancer and …

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Choices

Imagine if we all lived in the same mindset. If we all lived the same religion. If we all got along with one another. If we all lived the same life. Yes, it would seem peaceful, but it would eventually cause utter chaos. We are built as one, but cannot …

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Encounter Friday: Others

“You are who your friends are.” This phrase is a fundamental teaching in life; your friends shape you—they change you. Whether you like it or not, the people you value determine your character—the way you think, speak, and act. In fact, we have heard this advice from adults so constantly …

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Locked Rooms

If there is another knock on the door, will you open it? If you open it and there is a poor man begging to you on your doorstep, would you be generous to him, or simply close the door? What if God appeared. Would you let Him in, or shrug …

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Ramblings in the Aftermath

Encounter. Change. So what is all this stuff about anyways. To me, it’s God saying, “Hey Beautiful, when was the last time we spent some real time together?” When I walk into the sanctuary, it’s this overwhelming blast of God’s presence. It feels good, but it also makes me feel …

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Intentional Community

What is and how can we encounter God as a community? A few months ago, we had Encounter Launch at school. Personally, the two of us went into it not expecting much. We expected the usual boredom and the constant checking of the time until we were free to go …

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So This is Change

The older we get, the more we pay attention to the outside world. When we were still little kids, everything was always sunshine and rainbows. Now, we watch the news, stay updated online, and care about the world news. However, it’s still important to stay up to date on news …

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Encounter Thursday

Remember when you were younger? With your hands covered in blue paint, mud seeping through holes your shoes, and an exuberant amount of energy to burn. Innocent bliss. With a small mind, and a large heart, you dreamed of growing up to be someone important–a prima ballerina, an astronaut, a …

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Encounter Tuesday

Change. It surrounds us. Every day there are little changes in our schedules, new opportunities, new people and choices to be made. But change can be so much more. It can often be difficult to think about change. It can look like a mountain. An impossible task. Yet others can …

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Making a Difference

This subject has been on my heart quite a lot lately and I thought I would challenge you. How are you making a difference in your own life and others’ lives? What honestly breaks my heart is seeing my peers around me every day and knowing that some are struggling. Maybe …

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