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Stop the drama

Friend and relationship drama may seem overwhelming—and unstoppable. But a Bible story brought this writer clarity on how she could be an agent of peace—and stop the drama once and for all.

Off to practice—trusting God

She’d planned to go to softball practice until pain threatened to get in the way. How could this athlete go forward? By trusting God as her source, step by step.

A healing at soccer camp

One year at camp, I dislocated my knee. I’d been shooting the soccer ball into the goal when a fellow cabinmate tried to block my shot.

The worst/best summer ever

I couldn’t stand anything that summer. The new city where my family had moved.

You can pray about loneliness

 Feeling lonely? You’re not alone. Though we’re more connected than ever (thanks, social media), many of us still feel isolated.

‘I asked God what to do’

One night at camp I was asked to “babysit” a cabin of young campers while their counselor was in a meeting. About ten minutes after I thought everyone was asleep, I looked up from my book to see one girl standing beside my bed crying.

You can pray about loneliness (part two)

Today, even though we’re more connected than ever, a lot of us still feel pretty lonely. Here’s how we can pray about loneliness—for ourselves and the world.

You can count on it

Her friend’s pastor had just the right words when her friend was struggling. Could she trust that her own pastor—the Bible and Science and Health—had the same power to speak, and the capacity to help?

Better than Google

Google may be your authority on most things. But when it comes to figuring out what we should be praying about, even when we’re dealing with alarming symptoms, God, not a search engine, is our best, most reliable source.

Into—and out of—the woods

It was a week before my high school’s performance of Into the Woods. There was a lot of talk among my fellow cast members about how people usually get run down and sick before performances.