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The Mess and the Mender

By: Tiffany Burlingame I was a master deflector My own prideful protector I denied the pain needed a resurrector So I became a neglector I refused to surrender to Jesus The only person with power to free us I was gripped by shame Until Jesus called me by name “Tiffany, you are a…
November 30, 2016
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You Call Yourself

By: Lauren Goderwis You call Yourself the Light This darkness makes it hard to see Please guide me through the shadows That I may continue on with Thee You call Yourself the Shepherd I'm prone to wander and to roam When I go to leave Your presence Break my legs…
August 8, 2016
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Facing the Son

By: Kaci Piccillo Wanting to fit in is a woe faced only by junior high schoolers, right? Ha. Certainly, it becomes less pronounced as you come to know and accept who you are as an individual, but the desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself— to belong—…
June 23, 2016
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Ready to Go

By: Katie Messer While seated at a table within a crowded restaurant in the Middle East, Kaw-Thar quickly adjusted her black hijab around her face to hide a stray hair that had come loose before nervously asking her next and most poignant question, “All this is interesting, but who do…
June 6, 2016
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More Than Reflections

By: Alyssa Spang “What would you do if they developed houses on this land?” I recently asked my sister. “I don't know—have a protest or something.” Beside my parents' house, there is an innocuous patchwork of cornfields and a rugged central Pennsylvania farm path. In middle and high-school, I used…
March 24, 2016
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Walking Leather

By: Katie Messer Have you ever gone through a time in your life that was so difficult, so truly straining that you wondered if you would make it through? Then once on the other side, you realize that you are not at all the same person whom entered the trial…
November 29, 2015
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Transitions and God’s Provisions

by Stephanie MayI walked through my apartment complex today, intentionally stepping on every crunchy-looking leaf that caught my eye.We had a friend over this evening and she gifted us with a basket full of delightfully ‘fall’ things. She brought us apples and cinnamon tea and the makings for spiced cake.I’ve…
October 1, 2012
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The Glory of Discomfort

by Kristen Leigh Evensen Photo by P.H. Fitzgerald “The grass is always greener.” Many of us have heard this phrase used countless times, as a response to our innate desire for something better, lovelier, or easier. Especially during moments when our circumstances seem too overbearing for words, who has not…
August 27, 2012
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Oh, Goodness!

by Samantha Madison I'm reading a fantastic book right now with my best friends called, "Grace for the Good Girl." I realized that I am a try-hard good girl. And let me tell you, this book is perfect for me, and it’s message is probably relevant for all you good…
July 17, 2012
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If Sin Is Like A Rotten Banana

by Christina Stolaas Most Christians know the Sunday school answer to dealing with temptation, the bible instructs us to flee. But let’s be real for a minute, sin is often astonishingly attractive in this fallen world we live in. My anger feels justified. My gossip tendency is disguised as informative…
July 6, 2012