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  • February 11, 2023

    When my friend invited me to her twelfth birthday party, I couldn't contain my excitement! I anticipated the fun we'd have—playing games, eating cake, and swimming in her backyard pool. There was just one problem. My Campfire group planned to see a movie that same day, and I wanted to go. I couldn't do both, [...]

  • June 14, 2021

    Have you ever seen someone get shamed in public? Scornfully pointing out people's faults or putting down their differences is a sad part of our broken world. Whether on the news, on the Internet, or at school, we've all seen someone be shamed. It may be for their beliefs, or a perceived wrong choice, or [...]

  • October 20, 2020

    Have you ever been talking to someone, only to notice them looking at their phone while you spoke? When this happens to me, I'm tempted to stop and ask, “Are you listening to me?” Because I wonder if my words matter to them. Listening is an important part of communicating, but we often take it [...]

  • June 1, 2020

    Have you ever asked God, “Lord, what is your plan for my life?” You're not alone. Becoming a young adult can be overwhelming, especially with all the unknowns ahead. A woman in the Bible named Hannah knew how it felt to face an unknown future. She didn't know if God would give her a child. [...]