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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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Who is St. Patrick?

I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.  . . . Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.  (Psalm 119:15 NLT) Patrick was a normal boy living in fifth century England. He probably had a mom and a dad and maybe some siblings.  They might have had a farm with livestock to care ...

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On a Scale of 1 to 10, What am I?

Does my hair look okay? Is my make-up smeared? Do my clothes look cute enough? Are my curves in the “right” places? Self-doubt, self-image, and self-consciousness are the leading causes of depression in teens, and studies have shown that girls fall into depression easier than guys. You might often worry that how you look or what you do isn’t good ...

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Heartbreak Doesn’t Last Forever

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV) Every day, for 605 days, I prayed for God to send me a Christian friend. I felt alone and isolated at school due in part to the efforts of a group of mean girls. Their constant harassment and belittlement had made my life so miserable it was hard ...

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Relationships and the Glycemic Index?

 “Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, ‘I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.’  . . .  So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.” (Genesis 29:18,20 NIV) “So what does what I eat have to do ...

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True Maturity

“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God… Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Romans 12:2 MSG) If you’ve seen the movie “Grease,” then you probably remember ...

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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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Love Never Gives Up

“Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first”, doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of ...

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