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  • July 19, 2023

    READ: PSALM 13; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18; HEBREWS 10:36-39 There are times when I get on my knees to pray, and I don’t feel like praying. There are times when I talk to God, and it doesn’t feel like He’s listening. There are times when I’m in a tough spot, and I feel like screaming, “God! [...]

  • June 18, 2023

    READ: GENESIS 3:1-9; ROMANS 8:14-17; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:16-18 Recently, as I was sitting on the porch enjoying the sunshine, I watched my dad start walking down the driveway. I instantly thought of running to catch up with him and join him as he walked. When I walk with my dad, I get to spend time [...]

  • April 16, 2023

    Prayer has never been easy for me. It's not that I don't know how to pray, but it takes a lot of discipline for me to stick to praying even when I don't feel like it. I've heard stories of people in the Bible and missionaries who had ground-shaking prayer lives but that's never happened [...]

  • March 24, 2023

    Heavy footsteps sounded from behind Skyla, and she turned to see Captain Solenar approaching. He gave her a nod, his jaw set in a grim line. . “All of our work ” Skyla's voice cracked as she looked out over the landscape in front of her. It had taken the group of extraterrestrial experts years [...]

  • March 23, 2023

    Practically every year, when spring weather rolls around I feel a burst of energy. Living in an area that gets long, cold winters for more than half the year, I always feel a sense of happiness when spring comes. And almost every spring, I love to enjoy the beautiful fresh air and new life by [...]

  • March 16, 2023

    Crawling into bed, I snuggled under the blankets as clouds filled my mind. "Another day I've messed up," I thought, tears filling my eyes. "When will I ever get it right?" Despair filled my mind, making sleep impossible. I wanted to pray, but I was too scared to do it. Why would God want to [...]

  • March 15, 2023

    Markus stumbled through the dense overgrowth, his breathing growing heavy. The weight of the illness inside him grew heavier with each step, but he knew he had to keep trekking his life depended on it. . Every person alive had been born with the same illness Markus had. Some didn't mind the dense feeling it [...]

  • March 3, 2023

    Faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit, and it's vital for every Christian, in every walk of life (Galatians 5:22). When we are faithful, we are rooted in motivations and desires that are in line with the Bible, and our feet are steady upon the solidness of God. But faithfulness is something I struggle with [...]

  • February 21, 2023

    My heart throbs with each bound I take, my breath growing heavy. "Run, run, run," a voice whispers, and I struggle to obey. When I'd found that I had once again veered from the path called straight and narrow, I knew I couldn't go back. Trying to leap over a rotting log, I feel my [...]

  • January 31, 2023

    Kyle hesitated as he came to the doors of the library before opening them and slipping inside. Book dust wafted in the air, illuminated by golden shafts of light that poured in from the tall windows. The rotunda of bookshelves surrounded a wooden desk, where an old woman sat in a wooden chair. . Kyle [...]