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Encounter Thursday: Explore

The theme of this week’s encounter is exploring faith, and while I was thinking about what to write I remembered a drawer I have in my room holding old memories. It’s completely devoted to old Bible verses I loved, journals from Bible camps and missions trips, and other memories of …

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Encounter Wednesday: Exploring Forgiveness

There are many times in life when we need to come to terms and make amends with our past. This process is called forgiveness. This is difficult no matter the situation. Forgiveness isn’t only about others, but also your personal spiritual growth. People who are unable to forgive hold a …

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Quiet in the Ordinary

“Quiet down before God.” “Rest in The Lord.” “Be still.” “Be silent” “Surrender.” -Psalm 37:7- Sitting outside on my favorite place – the front steps, I am again found listening to the wind in the crisp leaves and looking up at the beautiful array of stars above me. I can …

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Getting Off the Couch

Life is unfair. Just turn on the TV, read the paper, or look at the stats on the ‘net. Murder, war, suicide, disease, slavery, it’s everywhere. It’s hard to ignore, but if anyone could be the best at ignoring it, it would be us, the North American population. Everyday we …

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They Deserve Better

“Lord, please help me see these people the way You do.” What a dangerous prayer. I often like to hide behind walls and let my own prejudices get in the way when it comes to the poor. However, when it comes down to it- they are my brothers and sisters. …

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Playing for Vision

“You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.” This morning I chose to play small. I walked in to my school, worried about small things. I was concerned about the mess on my desk. I wrestled with the power cord stuck under the front …

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Grey on a Page of White

Do you have a dream? Think hard for a second. Is there some place where you have felt a bit of your heart left behind in and you dream to make a difference there again? Is there someplace where you’d like to go back and serve? Is there some sort …

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A New Year Welcome

The first few days back in school are tough.  Take a few minutes to reflect on the highlights of Christmas break.  What are you most grateful for?  What do you want from next year?  Spend some time thinking about these questions as we ease back into the new year.  Then …

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The Example of the Magi

Imagine. You’ve just traveled a long journey. Through barren lands, over hills, facing storms of dust, all just to reach one humble destination. You’ve been called crazy, a maniac, after all, who follows stars, claiming that they will lead to the Messiah? Finally, you arrive. You come in and ask …

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How To Trust (Again)

Once trust is broken, how can anyone trust again? Is it even possible? I know when you trust someone so deeply, and you tell them many things, it’s hard to trust anyone besides them. But on the day they betray you and flood the world with your secrets, your heart …

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