U.S.S MentorSHIP

I was dead in the water. My life was absolutely terrible until my friend reached through the murky water and pulled me out. That friend was and is my Mentor. I once heard a pastor say “Christianity is ALWAYS a generation away from extinction” If you don’t find someone to mentor you, than you may find yourself making bad decisions that ...

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Devotional by Lily Merritt

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 As teens, we all know what hard times are like. We face them each and every day. We are in the process of finding out who we are in a short period of ...

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The World’s Game Submission

Spoiler Alert In Ender’s Game, the hero catches the eyes of his instructors at a young age. Mr. Wiggins’ amazing tactical mind soon advanced him to the most prestigious branch of the military academy, and to the test which, if he passed, would designate him as the leader of the entire army. It was a simulation in which his objective ...

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Finding the Right College

It’s senior year and you’re approaching your last days as a high school student… Looking to the future, there are some big decisions to make. What college do you want to go to? What major would you like to study? Finding the “right fit” is important. With more than 16,000 colleges and universities worldwide, there is a variety of options. ...

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Interview with Christian Chapman

Many times in my life, I have heard many different inspirational speakers and pastors. I often would sit in church, but never realized the meaning of one true sermon. When I heard Christian for the first time, I was immediately interested in his testimony and the lesson that he had to share about what he learned about his walk with ...

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Give God Your Hands… Not Your Plans

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says The Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV) Flames engulf a stone building, a ravenous dragon destroying everything standing in the way. You emerge from the smoke, a crying baby in your arms… You hear the ...

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Music Review: Water & Guns – Aaron Sprinkle

Aaron Sprinkle releases his fifth solo album after working with such bands as Anberlin, Emery, Project 86, Rose Blossom Punch, and others. With such a diverse taste in music Sprinkle so greatly captures the essence of modern music in Water & Guns. With notes of tranquility alongside hints of progressive Electronica, Water & Guns brings a mix of Silversun Pickups ...

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Book Announcement: Fields of Fatherless

In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by British troops. Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by ...

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Book Announcement: Purple Moon

 Selena’s life isn’t turning out to be the fairy tale she imagined as a kid.     That hope seemed to vanish long ago when her dad kicked her and her mom out of the house. This summer might finally hold the chance of a new beginning for Selena … but having to live with her snobby cousin in Lake ...

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