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We Bring the Kingdom Come

Did you know that with every act of love you show–whether it’s helping a friend carry her books, baking cookies for your teacher, donating food to a pantry, or smiling at a stranger who looks sad–you are helping bring God’s

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Don’t Be A Busy Bee

  As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what

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We’re Collecting Dimes!

Do you have a jar of spare change or maybe a few dimes rolling around in the bottom of your backpack? Be part of something bigger by adding them to the Dime Drive collection! Help us bring music to The Esther

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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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Faith.

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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