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50 Fun Things to Do This Summer

During the summer it is so easy to say, “I have nothing to do! I’m so bored.” So check out this list for some good ideas! Add your own–or have a few friends over and create your own list. Gather up a few friends and have a picnic in your backyard. Find a place to take a hike and get ...

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Rad Rev: How To Help A Hurting Friend

Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (NIV)   Grief is hard. Losing a loved one, a treasured pet, a house, or a cherished dream can slice deep. Even when it doesn’t happen to us, but rather to someone we care about. Have you ever had your own heart-break as you sat ...

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The Grinch Who Gave Christmas Back

Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength! (Nehemiah 8:10 NLT) Remember How the Grinch Stole Christmas, one of the fondest Christmas movies ...

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Passion for Writing

People milled about the room, almost everyone looking like they’d stepped out of a book. Actually, they had. I guessed that people costumes were dressed as a character from their book. Now why hadn’t I worn my costume? Ah well, at least I wasn’t the only one in normal clothes. Even though I wasn’t feeling like I was completely part ...

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Say What?

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16 NIV) “Do not go about spreading slander among your people.” (Leviticus 19:16 NIV) “But I tell you that men will have to give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.” (Mathew 12:36 NIV) Tears stream down your face onto your pillow as ...

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Deadlines

What is a writer to do with time constraints? By participating in NaNoWriMo last year, (National Novel Writing Month) I personally learned that I write best when I have a certain goal to accomplish each day. That goal helps me push myself to complete it. Even if I’m too tired or getting discouraged, I know I have a goal in ...

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The Sky is the Limit

Ya know, being a kid in high school and at the same time being a Christian in high school, is not easy. So what are Christian students supposed to do? Remain a Christian and pretend it’s not a serious thing? Just act natural? Or should we stick to our little youth group in church and forget the lost sinners who ...

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The Faith of a Child

“Let the little children come to me…for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14 NIV) We only knew each other for about five minutes, but we were already best friends. The only communication we had was my asking her what her name was and she responded with a twenty-five syllable name in Spanish that I could ...

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Teen Drivers? What About Adults? 10 Tips for ALL

The newspaper headline said, “Get your teen’s attention when teaching the dangers of distracted driving” but after I read the article, I knew it was for ALL drivers–teens and adults. The author stated that there are three types of distractions for teen drivers; visual–actions that require you to take your eyes off the road, manual–actions that require you to take ...

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