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Deeply Rooted

We are all trees. Our bodies the trunks, our words, our actions, and our lives are the leaves, sprouting from us for everyone to see. But what’s under the dirt is just as important as what stretches towards the sky. “But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. They’re like trees replanted in ...

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My Life Before Christ?

I was born on June 9th, or at least that what my birth certificate says. I have no clue, and really, neither do my parents. My mother and father adopted me from a foster home, 6 weeks after I was born. My mom grew up going to church and my dad grew up hating church. When they started dating she ...

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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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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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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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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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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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