Help, I’m Lost!

By Emily J. One of the most terrifying experiences I've had happened when I was about 14 years old, visiting my family in Greece. It was the first time I had ever been there, and the first time I had met my Greek side of the family. It was a bit of a culture shock for me in my grandma’s tiny, shack-like house in Sparta, all the different food, loud music, and OPA! It probably wouldn't have been as much of a shock if any one of them spoke English or if any one of us spoke Greek. Most of the ti...
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Is God in Control?

By Taylor B As I prepared for college last year, I was torn between two universities. I had been planning on attending one of them most of my life, yet the more I looked into the two schools and thought about my applications the more I felt my view gradually shifting towards the other. I felt that maybe God was trying to tell me that I should rethink my plans. Well, I didn’t really want to listen to the thoughts and ideas God was giving me. I stubbornly continued with my application and tried...
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Do We Listen When God Answers Our Prayers?

By Mical C. I thought I had found the perfect job. I was about to complete my medical training and had been searching for a group to join in an area where my wife and children could be happy. I went on the first interview and found the partners in the group to be sincere, dedicated professionals. They enjoyed both the clinical aspects of their jobs as well as the opportunity to teach doctors in training. The community was fairly close to my parents and my wife’s parents. The environment was b...
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Do We Learn and Grow from Prayer?

By Brenna H. I was sitting in the living room of our apartment when Sarah, my roommate, ended the phone conversation with her brother. I remember hearing her crying in our room in the back. She had told me about her older brother who was going through some hard times. He had married in high school, against their parents’ wishes, and had divorced within a year of that marriage; he was uncertain of what to do with his life after this divorce. While we were freshmen in college, he had remarried ...
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Does God Answer Prayers?

By Tara H. I was always taught growing up that there is a God, our Loving Heavenly Father, and that he hears every prayer given from the lips of his children. I didn't realize how true that was until high school. I was a senior in high school. My sister was now in remission from fighting breast cancer. The world was finally looking brighter until my parents called us kids together one evening. We were told that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer and the doctors had...
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