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Our World is in Chaos—Keep Your Eyes on the Cross

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My mom and I were at Fred Myer buying seeds for our garden. We both had masks on—and I was also wearing my sunglasses (for some reason, I had forgotten to take them off as we were entering the store). Now for some time, it had been my usual routine to verbally vent to those around me (usually my mom) about how my mask kept me from vital access to oxygen. “I can’t breathe!” I would exclaim...

2020 Is Not the Worst Year Ever

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2020 has been a terrible year. We’re only halfway through it, and I’ve already seen several articles, videos, and online forums label 2020 as “the worst year” of this century, of their lives, and even of all time. (Just Google “2020 is the worst year,” and you’ll see what I mean.) Based on what has already happened so far, I can see why. 2020 Unmasked This year boasts a...

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COVID-19 Is No Excuse: 3 Reasons Why You Still Need Fellowship, Even With Social Distancing

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Teens filter into youth group, smiling and waving at their friends. But no one talks. No Christian rock blasts in the background. No snacks are passed around. It’s difficult to have normalcy when youth group is through a screen. Online youth group is quite the experience, but it means the world to me to talk with my small group, learn about Jesus, and pray together. I never realized how important...

How to Start a Virtual Book Club

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Starting a Book Club When “Gathering” Is Difficult There are many reasons to start a book club. Maybe you love to read, and you want to participate in a book-focused social activity. Maybe you enjoy a unique genre of books, and you want to discuss them with somebody who understands. Or maybe you want to push yourself to read more, or read a wider variety of books, or read something that will grow...

Shaping Our Minds Through Scripture (During a Crazy Pandemic)

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“shaping our minds in the moment” This isn’t another article about how to use all the extra time you have during quarantine. Because honestly, many of us don’t have any extra time. In fact, ever since my college went to online classes, I felt like I had less time to spare (and I was taking the equivalent of nineteen credits this semester!). There’s a multitude of reasons for this. The...

Should Christians Watch Movies?

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What have you been doing during quarantine or the shelter at home orders? Many people have turned on their streaming services and checking out the newest Disney+, Netflix, or Amazon Prime show. But how should we, as Christians, use our time? Can we watch films? Should we be watching films as an escape from our current situation or is there a better way to honor God while watching films? I think...

The Second-Greatest Virtue We Need in a Pandemic

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Recently, hundreds of people gathered in my state and others to protest stay-at-home regulations put in place by the state government. Among the protesters were small-business owners struggling to maintain their businesses, parents out of work and ineligible for unemployment benefits, people awaiting care that has been deprioritized, and others who were simply unconvinced of the danger of COVID...

8 Things to Do to Stay Productive During Your Quarantine

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For the first couple weeks of my quarantine, everything was going great. I had a lot of time to relax since I didn’t have to run to extracurricular activities and classes. And, being homeschooled, staying at home a lot of the day was pretty normal. But then, I got hit with depression, lack of motivation, and boredom. Since I couldn’t get out of the house, I ran out of things to do! It was so easy...

How to Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit During the Coronavirus

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We’re all being directly affected by the Coronavirus, and many of us are homebound. We went from a busy schedule of church, school, work, and extracurricular activities to an empty social calendar and nowhere to go. With so much concentrated time together under pretty dire circumstances, it doesn’t take much to get on each other’s nerves. Siblings’ loud playtime during school hours, antsy pets...

How Will Your Life Transform During Lockdown?

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This is probably not the first time you’re  reading an article about glorifying God during the lockdown. And this probably won’t be the last time either. But have you ever stopped and thought about how your life has progressed during the lockdown? What have you accomplished? What have you done for God? While I often dream about doing great things for God, I easily get so caught up...

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