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Faith at the Fair

A couple weeks ago at a craft fair I went to with my mom, our neighbor, who was selling handmade Indian dream catchers, was talking with us. He was a friendly sort of guy, and always had something to say. At the end of the day, he gave me and my siblings a turkey feather and told us, "Now, you respect this feather, because if you do, you'll be able to give it power, and th...

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Expecting the Unexpected

The expected is always unexpected. When you first read this odd statement, what did you think? That it was strange? Maybe that it was out of the blue? Something you never thought about before? Yes, it is strange, yes it was indeed out of the blue, and yeah, maybe it was something you had never thought about before. Let's look at it this way. You're sitting on the couch ...

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"I am like an owl in the desert, like a little owl in the far off wilderness." Psalms 102:6 When I read this verse, it made me feel small, like I was this little owl that seemed to be lost. This verse humbled me and made me feel a little happy as well because in God's eyes, each one of us are like that little owl in the far off wilderness. Lost. Maybe even a little scare...

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Why Do You Believe in a God of Jealousy and Revenge?

Have you ever heard someone ask you "Why are you a Christian?" or "Why do you believe in a God of Jealousy and revenge?" The thing about these questions is that they have holes in them. Whenever the Bible talks about God being "Jealous" or "The God of Revenge," it's not talking about the evil kind. I have had a hard time understanding this for a while, and over about eig...

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I don't know if any of you have ever been drawn to a book to the point where you feel trapped in its words, its story, or its characters, but I know I have. If you know me, I always have a book with me, and it's been that way for a long time. But whenever I come across one of those books that pull me in right away, I always become lost to the world around me. It isn't rea...

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Opinions - We All Have Them

How many times a day do you hear about one of your friends being bullied? Or, do you hear people's whispered conversations from behind you? Those things hurt. Sometimes, we try to please others and get into the 'good crowd' or with the popular kids at school. Whatever it is, someone, somewhere, has an opinion of you. But we can know, that those opinions are only opinions...

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Dealing With Stress

My name is Emily-Rose Pappas. I am 14 years old and am homeschooled. I love drawing and reading and spending time with friends and family. Stress. One of the things we dread most of all. Going through our lives, we come across many "problems". The problems could be anywhere from school, that guy or girl you've had a crush on, or even problems within your family. But ...

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