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It was the first Sunday of my mission trip to England. My team and I gathered in the home of our British leader, James, for a time of fellowship and to cook him a traditional American breakfast for dinner- pancakes and bacon. After we ate, James suggested we pair off and pray for each other as we begin our week of work in the school and church, as well as praying for any spiritual gifts we wanted to receive. Abigail more »

3 ways to maintain a long distance friendship (1)

Two handwritten letters changed my life. When I was in 7th grade my best friend (named M) wrote me a letter telling me that she and her family had to move to a different state for her dad’s job. I finished reading the letter and laid on my floor and cried and cried and cried. Summer after freshman year of college, I received a letter from my best friend who I had met at college (named R) saying she wasn’t more »

A Missional Testimony

Today’s Missions Emphasis Week guest post is by Andrea of stacking chairs blog (under construction). I stood on the roof with my bible resting open in front of me. I had been reading through the Psalms. The sun had risen just recent enough to leave a little pink hue in the sky, dancing with ambers and light blues. The smell of my coffee almost overpowered the scents from the streets below. A unique mixture of smells from sewage, fire pits, more »

Missions isn't a part of God's plan...

Today’s guest post is by Kimberly of Life by Me I don’t know who said it, or where I heard it but in my Bible, at the end of Matthew I have the following words written: “Mission’s isn’t part of God’s plan. It is God’s plan.” As I think about these words I can’t help but think how true they are and how the New Testament really shares this message. I think that it is important for us to first more »

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Hello lovelies! I’m so happy to introduce this new series with all of y’all! Myself and several other (completely amazing) bloggers are sharing posts with the goal to help all of us transition from awkward to awesome new adults.  You can find all the links to the posts in this series here. New To Adulthood series | Part 3 We are going on a class field trip, and my English teacher tells us bluntly not to bring any phones, iPods, or other electronic more »