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Serving Others

by Dave

by Dave

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“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and truth.” 1 John 3:18 When I was in college I remember a particularly frustrating me...

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Comparison Kills Contentment

by Elly

by Elly

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“Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again, and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored and he saw everything clearly” Mark 8:25 “Comparison Ki...

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The Need to Be Perfect

by Paige

by Paige

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“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 The pressures of society a...

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Who to Forgive

by Amy

by Amy

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“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for...

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Killing That Thing God Is Doing in Your Life

by Sarah

by Sarah

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“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves ...

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Encouraging Others

by Wimberly

by Wimberly

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“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Several years ago, a friend’s preschooler wen...

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A Friend Worth Waiting For

by Cecilia

by Cecilia

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“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 God made us to be relational people, hence the way He demonstrates His desire not...

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The Secret to Friendship

by Catherine

by Catherine

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“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Making friends seems so much easier at camp, right? All it takes is a “hi!” walking from Waterpark ...

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Friends

by Leland

by Leland

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“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Have you ever had a moment when you felt like you just nee...

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Friendship

by Margaret Ann

by Margaret Ann

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“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1...

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Being a Friend

by Anna Greene

by Anna Greene

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Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one shoul...

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Freedom Found in Confrontation

by Cecilia

by Cecilia

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“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest...

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Three Ways to Keep Community When We’re Asked to Keep Apart

by Mary Cate

by Mary Cate

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“…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty...

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Birthdays

by Margaret

by Margaret

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“‘For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-1...

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Give a Compliment

by Elizabeth

by Elizabeth

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“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” Proverbs 12:25 Think about the last time someone gave you a genuine, heartfelt compli...

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Bite Your Tongue

by Elizabeth

by Elizabeth

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“You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judge...

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Streaks

by Margaret

by Margaret

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“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thorough...

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Respond in Love

by Dave

by Dave

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“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 I remember one summer when I was on the men staff at Greystone, I g...

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How to be a Jesus Lovin' Pal

by Hilary

by Hilary

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“A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17 “Friendship is acting out God’s love for people in tangible ways. We were made to represent the love o...

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Accountability

by Blythe

by Blythe

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“By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.” Ecclesi...

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Love Like Jesus

by Milly

by Milly

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“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifi...

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I'm Sorry!

by Rob

by Rob

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“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins a...

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Toxic

by Heather Brown

by Heather Brown

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“Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 Have you ever stopped to ask yourself—like JimDaddy asked me back at Ca...

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False Testimony - 9th Commandment

by Lindsey Batte

by Lindsey Batte

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“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16 This command is pretty involved, and also has some similarities to the 6th ...

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Words are Magnetic

by Elizabeth Madden

by Elizabeth Madden

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“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Proverbs 16:24 My children love trivia. They recently told me ...

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Giving Back

by Anna Greene

by Anna Greene

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“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 As ...

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Speak Truthfully

by Dave

by Dave

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“Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” Matthew 5:37 We’ve all had conversations with other people whe...

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Putting Others First

by Anna Greene

by Anna Greene

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“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 This verse in Romans 12 comes as one of the most simple, yet p...

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Serve, Not be Served

by Elizabeth Madden

by Elizabeth Madden

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“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 For most of my years at cam...

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Getting the Credit

by Dave

by Dave

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“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He w...

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