• Life is a race - Go and rest
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    Pit Stop – Take a rest during the race of life

    ‘And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,’ Writes the author of Hebrews. This is just one of the many times that the Bible refers to our lives as a race. Paul was especially fond of such references. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  – 1 Corinthians 9: 24 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  – 2 Timothy 4: 7 The list goes on and on. And it truly is an accurate analogy. Our life is a…

  • Finding Hope in the Big Picture
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    Joseph’s Story – Finding Hope in the Bigger Picture

    I love Joseph’s story. Starting in Genesis chapter 35, it follows the story of someone for whom everything seemed to go wrong. Sold into slavery by his own brothers, accused of a crime he didn’t commit, then thrown in jail for years, poor Joseph’s life seemed like a mess. In the end, however, God used Joseph’s trials to save a nation and reunite a family. It’s such a motivational and inspiring story, and it can be used to teach so many things. Forgiveness, God’s tendency to turn bad into good, in fact, it’s even something of a mirror of Christ’s story. However, today I’m going to focus on another aspect…

  • Encouragement for Teens from Teens
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    Weekly Encouragement – Inspired to Make a Difference

     Consistency is not one of my virtues. This is completely irrelevant to my post, I just thought it would be worth pointing out to anyone who hasn’t yet noticed.  *  *  * The teen years can be difficult. They often feel depressing. Confusing. Frustrating. Not all of the time, that is for sure. But when the times of conflict come, the world can seem a dark and forbidding place. The teen years can also be life changing. World changing. One of your greatest chances to make a difference, whether big or small, in the world. Yet this isn’t always easy to see, especially when the aforementioned darkness comes. There are…