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Why Do You Believe?

If someone asked you why you believed your hair would grow you would have an answer, right? There is a science behind it with chemicals and ratios and formulas involved. But if someone asked you why you believed in God

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Have you ever been skydiving or watched someone jump from a plane? It takes a lot of faith from the skydiver in the parachute and the tandem instructor that he or she will make it to the ground safely. Faith

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Have You Talked to Him, Today?

How often do you text, call, or just chat with your friends in a day? It’s probably a lot! Now think about how many times you stop to chat with God. That’s really what prayer is–talking to one of your

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How God’s Family Works

Your family is just the people you are related to, right? Wrong! Because you are part of God’s family! Check out this month’s video blog to learn more about God’s family and what it means to be part of it.

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All I See is Beautiful

If you could describe yourself in one word, what would you say? Do you know how God would describe you? He would tell you that you are beautiful. So why do we, so often, think differently about ourselves? In Song

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Be the Best You

How many times a day do you look in the mirror? I have to admit, I am guilty of multiple mirror peeks throughout the day. Mirrors aren’t bad in and of themselves, but when we let our appearance become something

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I Am Blown Away!

SHINE readers: you are amazing! You have blown me away with your dedication, your big hearts, and your ability to collect hundreds of thousands of soda tabs! Since reading the article about Manga in the November 2013 issue of SHINE brightly,

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An All-Inclusive Love

Jesus stirred up thoughts, ideas, and traditions while He was on earth. He ate with, spent time with, and loved on the so-called nobodies. And the Pharisees’ didn’t like it. The Pharisees said they obeyed God’s law, but they also

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The Last Thing You Want To Do

Yesterday was a terrible, very bad day. You heard Julie talking about you in science class. She was telling Makayla how you had to buy your clothes from Goodwill because your dad lost his job. While you had bought one

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Don’t Say Nothin’ At All

Gossip spreads like a virus–it’s contagious! In Ephesians 4:29 we are given advice on how to use our words to build others up instead of tear them down. Don’t catch the gossip bug–get control of your words before it’s too

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