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Here’s another post from the discussion board at insightmagazine.org:
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Girl with no hair
I’d been moaning and groaning about spending my vacation with Grandpa and my 10-year. . .
Miranda Writes: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!
Ah, summertime in Georgia! By my estimation, there should be absolutely no sinners left in the st. . .
Miranda Writes: Be a Cookie-cutter Christian!
Romans 12:21 says: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (NIV).1 . . .
Miranda Writes: “I’m Into Me . . . and I Love It!”
A hhh, summertime in Georgia! By my estimation there should be absolutely no sinners left in the . . .
Miranda Writes: Bone or Steak?¹
I just looked out of my living room window and watched my neighbor’s two dogs ignore a food. . .
Miranda Writes: A “Perfection” Problem
I’m 13 and my brother is 17. We used to have an awesome relati. . .
Miranda Writes: The Ugly Green Monster, Part 2
Last week I began our time together e-mail discussing the topics of pride, jealousy, and covetous. . .
Miranda Writes: The Ugly Green Monster, Part 1
Hi, Omar. I’m hoping you can help me with two problems I’ve been having with my be. . .
Miranda Writes: Confused and Hurt
I’m writing you because I just got my feelings crushed by someone who . . .
Miranda Writes: Going Through the Motions
I am physically and mentally exhausted. I feel as if my relationship wi. . .
Miranda Writes: “Is There Anyone Out There Like Me?”
Here’s a post from the Insight discussion board that caught my attention:
&l. . .
Miranda Writes: Falling for “Mr. Wrong”
Ladies, have you ever fallen for the wrong guy? You’re not alone. Check out this post from . . .
Miranda Writes: Your Replacement Is Here!
I knew it was coming, and now it’s upon us: we’re finally being replaced! I’ll . . .
Miranda Writes: Stop, Drop, and Roll!
I remember where I was and what I saw the first time I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I. . .
Miranda Writes: You’re Not Lazy, Right?
Lately I’ve been trying to go through a lot of papers that my wife wants me to go through, . . .
Miranda Writes: It’s War, Part 2
Miranda Writes: It’s War, Part 1
In the middle of the night I got up because our neighbor’s dog wouldn’t stop barking.. . .
Miranda Writes: Magic Soap Madness!
Hey, everybody! I just read this scary article a second ago from the Web site WebMD.com. I wanted. . .
Miranda Writes: The Tofu Principle
[Editors’ note: Here’s another article that’ll be good for both you and your pa. . .
Miranda Writes: “Daddy, That Lady’s Immodest!”
[Editors’ note: This week’s column has something for both you and your parents to che. . .
Miranda Writes: College—DAZED and Confused!
Here’s a prayer request I came across on the Insight Web site:
Ple. . .
Miranda Writes: Marriage-minded
My name is Shanny, and I am 20 years of age and my boyfriend is 25 years of age. We have been tog. . .
Miranda Writes: Closed-minded Christian
Hi! This week I want to respond to something interesting that a guy named Ryan posted on the Insi. . .
Miranda Writes: Friends With Benefits—No Benefit at All!
Hello again! On my latest turn around the Insight magazine Web site I happened across this post. . . .
Miranda Writes: Rotten Fruit Means Rotten Root! Part 2
Last week we began our time by addressing an honest and anxious reader by the name of “Stru. . .
Miranda Writes: Rotten Fruit Means Rotten Root! Part 1
Hello again. I was on the Insight Web site several days ago and came across this prayer request t. . .
Miranda Writes: An Idle Mind Is . . . Healthy?
My grandmother always used to tell me, “Omar, an idle mind is the workplace of the devil!&r. . .
Miranda Writes: Spiritual Physical, Part 6
Well, you made it! This is our last week together discussing this very important topic of living . . .
Miranda Writes: Spiritual Physical, Part 5
Welcome back. We’ve been spending the past several weeks talking about the importance o. . .
Miranda Writes: Spiritual Physical, Part 4
Over the past several weeks we’ve turned our attention to a very important subject—al. . .
Miranda Writes: Spiritual Physical, Part 3
Over the past two weeks we’ve been talking about the importance of making sure that we live. . .
Miranda Writes: Spiritual Physical, Part 2
Last week we began our discussion of the importance of taking our relationship with God seriously. . .
Miranda Writes: Spiritual Physical, Part 1
When I was a kid, I hated to have alcohol put on my cuts. It stung! But I knew that in the end, i. . .
Miranda Writes: God Wants Us to Eat Meat!
When did you become a Christian? Years and years ago? A couple of years ago? This year? Thi. . .
Miranda Writes: Say Uncle! Part 2
Last week we began talking about the importance of submission and obedience to God as the way to . . .
Miranda Writes: Say Uncle! Part 1
When I was a kid, I used to get into all kinds of fights with my two brothers—over all kind. . .
Miranda Writes: The Price of Love, Part 2
Last week we looked at what happens when teens go looking for love and belonging through the wron. . .
Miranda Writes: The Price of Love, Part 1
I read this sad story on January 19, 2012, for the first time. I cried. The Centers for Disease C. . .
Miranda Writes: Standing Firm
Here’s another post from the discussion board at insightmagazine.org:
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Miranda Writes: The “Hookup” on Hooking Up
Here’s a question I came across recently on the discussion board at insightmagazine.org:
Miranda Writes: All Grown Up?
Here’s a question I came across on the discussion board at insightmagazine.org:
Miranda Writes: Singly Focused
Here’s another question I came across on the discussion board at insightmagazine.org:
Miranda Writes: To Honor and Obey
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Miranda Writes: Its Like Superglue
Another of my field trips through the insightmagazine.org discussion board turned up this interes. . .
Miranda Writes: Kiss and Tell? Part 2
Last week we began discussing the important posted question: “Is kissing before marriage OK. . .
Miranda Writes: Kiss and Tell? Part 1
Pretty regularly I surf Insight magazine’s online discussion forum to see what teens are de. . .
Miranda Writes: Living for an Audience of One, Part 2
For the past two weeks we’ve been talking a lot about the importance of being connected to,. . .
Miranda Writes: Living for an Audience of One, Part 1
Last week we talked about the importance of being “yoked up” or connected in the righ. . .
Miranda Writes: The Yoke’s on You!
The following question was posted on the Insight magazine Web site discussion board (insightmagaz. . .
Miranda Writes: Respecting Others Means First Respecting God!
The following is a question that was posted by a reader on the insightmagazine.org discussion boa. . .
Miranda Writes: Lit Up: Glowing for Jesus, Part 2
Last week I told you a true but cheesy story about me using my cell phone to get ready for bed. I. . .
Miranda Writes: Lit Up: Glowing for Jesus, Part 1
In May 2008 I was speaking at a conference. Usually I try to take my family on as many speaking e. . .
Miranda Writes: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
I was perusing the Insight magazine discussion board online today when I came across this interes. . .
Miranda Writes: Black (and Blue) Friday, Part 2
Last week we talked about the age-old and life-altering issue of each of us having a hole in our . . .
Miranda Writes: Black (and Blue) Friday, Part 1
“It was like the running of the bulls in Spain!” my wife told me with a quivering voi. . .
Miranda Writes: Unapologetic About Apologetics, Part 4
Hey, I’m glad you returned for our last installment of this most important series on apolog. . .
Miranda Writes: Unapologetic About Apologetics, Part 3
We’ve been talking about apologetics these past two weeks, and today is our second-to-last . . .
Miranda Writes: Unapologetic About Apologetics, Part 2
Last week we began our discussion about apologetics and talked about how it’s important for. . .
Miranda Writes: Unapologetic About Apologetics, Part 1
I remember the first time I talked with somebody about what I believed who didn’t agree wit. . .
Miranda Writes: Worldview Wars, Part 2
Last week we talked about the importance of worldviews and looked at what a worldview is and how . . .
Miranda Writes: Worldview Wars, Part 1
Last week we used a term that might be new to you: “worldview.” What does that mean? . . .
Miranda Writes: Why Are You a Firework?
“ ’Cause, baby, you’re a firework,” my daughter belted from the other roo. . .
Miranda Writes: Dirty Diapers and Difficult Daily Decisions
“Boo, boo!” my 2½-year-old son ran up to me screaming. He was frantically claw. . .
Miranda Writes: Who You Are and Whose You Are
Here’s a question we received at Insight, and my response:
I just . . .
Miranda Writes: Are You Dull? Part 3
Last time, I discussed the importance of accountability in relationships (specifically in the con. . .
Miranda Writes: Are You Dull? Part 2
My street name used to be “Karate Man.” Many years—and many pounds—ago I . . .
Miranda Writes: Are You Dull? Part 1
Last week we completed a series on sex and porn addiction. I wanted to follow up and share with y. . .
Miranda Writes: Porn Doesn’t Have to Be the Norm, Part 2
Last week we began our talk discussing the important issue of pornography and addiction. Today I . . .
Miranda Writes: Porn Doesn’t Have to Be the Norm, Part 1
Lately I have been answering a lot of e-mails and posts from teens that tell me they’re afr. . .
Miranda Writes: Intervention 101
Back in June someone posted the following question in the discussion forum at Insight’s Web. . .
Miranda Writes: Stinking Thinking
Over the past several weeks we’ve been talking about how not to be a fool. We learned about. . .
Miranda Writes: How Not to Be a Fool, Part 2
Last week we began to explore what the Bible has to say about being a fool—or more specific. . .
Miranda Writes: How Not to Be a Fool, Part 1
“Son, I’m so glad you graduated today,” exclaimed my father as he wiped away te. . .
Miranda Writes: The Brady Bunch Doesn’t Live Here Anymore! Part 4
For the past several weeks we’ve been discussing the difficult and often devastating occurr. . .
Miranda Writes: The Brady Bunch Doesn’t Live Here Anymore! Part 3
We’ve been talking about divorce for the past two weeks. This week we’re going to lea. . .
Miranda Writes: The Brady Bunch Doesn’t Live Here Anymore! Part 2
Last week we began looking at the important and devastating topic of divorce. We briefly discusse. . .
Miranda Writes: The Brady Bunch Doesn’t Live Here Anymore! Part 1
The Brady Bunch was a popular television series on ABC from 1969 to 1974. I remember watching rer. . .
Miranda Writes: What to Do When You’re Not Sure How to Share Your Faith, Part 2
Last week we discussed the importance of understanding that God wants us to share the good news&m. . .
Miranda Writes: What to Do When You’re Not Sure How to Share Your Faith, Part 1
This week I want to talk about the second-most-important thing we’re supposed to do while w. . .
Miranda Writes: Purposely Sinning for a Long Time—What to Do? Part 4
The Psalms were written by several different people, and in some cases we’re not sure who w. . .
Miranda Writes: Purposely Sinning for a Long Time—What to Do? Part 3
Last week we began looking at King David’s sins of lust, adultery, and murder and how his c. . .
Miranda Writes: Purposely Sinning for a Long Time—What to Do? Part 2
Last week we looked at how consistently living with a secret si. . .
Miranda Writes: Purposely Sinning for a Long Time—What to Do? Part 1
For the past three weeks we’ve talked about Abraham and Sarah and the kind of issues they h. . .
Miranda Writes: What to Do When God Asks You to Give Up Your Dream, Part 3
We’ve been following the life story and faith journey of Abraham and his wife Sarah in thei. . .
Miranda Writes: What to Do When God Asks You to Give Up Your Dream, Part 2
Last week we began looking at the question “What do we do when God asks us to give up our d. . .
Miranda Writes: What to Do When God Asks You to Give Up Your Dream, Part 1
Last week we talked about what to do when you don’t know what to do. We looked at four larg. . .
Miranda Writes: Life’s Curveballs
“I don’t know what to do, Mr. M! I just don’t know what to do.” Sheri&sup. . .
Miranda Writes: The Secret to Contentment, Part 3
This week we’ll be looking at the last of three secrets to contentment. Last week we looked. . .
Miranda Writes: The Secret to Contentment, Part 2
This week we’ll be looking at the second of three secrets to contentment. Last week we look. . .
Miranda Writes: The Secret to Contentment, Part 1
“I can do all things, all things, all things, I can do all things through Christ who streng. . .
Miranda Writes: Too Little Too Late
Billy Ray Cyrus, father of actress and pop singer Miley Cyrus, admitted that he was a bad father . . .
Miranda Writes: Facing Homosexuality, Part 8
Last week we began the discussion on how to lovingly and clearly convey our concern and the facts. . .
Miranda Writes: Facing Homosexuality, Part 7
In this last installment of this series, we’ll discuss how we as Christians should respond . . .
Miranda Writes: Facing Homosexuality, Part 6
This week we’ll be discussing two important issues: How do you get out of a lifestyle of ho. . .
Miranda Writes: Facing Homosexuality, Part 5
This week we’ll look at the question Is homosexuality damaging? If so, then in what ways&md. . .
Miranda Writes: Facing Homosexuality, Part 4
This week we’re going to be looking at the questions and the research behind the questions:. . .
Miranda Writes: Facing Homosexuality, Part 3
This week we’re going to talk about how our culture views homosexuality. Then we’re g. . .
Miranda Writes: Facing Homosexuality, Part 2
Last week we started talking about the topic of homosexuality. We began by establishing that ther. . .
Miranda Writes: Facing homosexuality, Part 1
Editors’ note: We at Insight understand that the topic of homosexuality is a tough one to d. . .
Miranda Writes: You Have Hope!
I read something the other day that really concerned me. My daughter is 9, and her mother and I t. . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 9
A lot of teens ask me questions related to dating and relationships, but probably the number one . . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 8
This week we’re going to talk about flirting in relation to modesty. Flirting can take plac. . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 7
The other day my wife was telling me how difficult it is for her to find modest clothes for my 7-. . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 6
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from teenage girls is “Mr. Miranda, I think . . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 5
Now that we understand how the brain works when it comes to attraction, attachment, bonding, sex,. . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 4
Today I’d like us to turn our attention to how attraction, attachment, and bonding happen a. . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 3
Now that we understand how we are created, let’s take a look at the basic differences betwe. . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 2
Last week I introduced to you the topic of dating and relationships and why it was important that. . .
Miranda Writes: Relationships, Part 1
In my 20 years of dealing with teens, I have not seen one issue as destructive to the lives of te. . .
Tats and Piercings
In 2005 Karolyne Smith, a Salt Lake City, Utah, woman, auctioned off her forehead—that&rsqu. . .
Miranda Writes: Walking the Talk
Have you ever unthinkingly said “Hi, how are you?” to someone, and their response has. . .
Miranda Writes: I’ve Got Only Two of Them!
How would you respond to someone who was bullying you? I’m just going to be honest: my firs. . .
Miranda Writes: Disney World Death
I grew up in central Florida in the town of Apopka, which is near Orlando. We lived quite close t. . .
Miranda Writes: The Cosmic Conflict
The Super Bowl is about the two best teams in pro football going at it head-to-head. You expect t. . .
The Ultimate Mission Trip
This week we’re talking about mission trips, specifically Ultimate Workout 20, which took p. . .
Miranda Writes: “There’s Nothing You Can Do to Make Me Stop Loving You!”
“Son, I’m so glad you graduated today,” exclaimed my father as he wiped away te. . .
Miranda Writes: Dead Man Walking, Part 2
Last week, we talked about making two New Year’s resolutions: (1) to love God with all our . . .
Miranda Writes: Dead Man Walking, Part 1
Last week I talked about my—and hopefully, your—two New Year’s resolutions: (1). . .
My New New Year’s Resolutions
Whew! I’m tired! Are you? I love Christmas and New Year’s. My tree and all my other h. . .
Miranda Writes: Be a Cookie-cutter Christian!
Romans 12:21 says: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (NIV).1 . . .
Miranda Writes: What Influence Are You Under
I’m sure you’ve all seen or heard the alcohol ads on TV, radio, and the Internet with. . .
Miranda Writes: It’s All About Me . . . and I’m Miserable!
“Mr. Miranda, I’m so depressed!” Callie (not her real name) exclaimed in exaspe. . .
Miranda Writes: What’s Wrong With Harry?
“Give it back!” We all heard anguished screaming and arguing echoing down the once-pe. . .
Miranda Writes: About Cutting
“I’m going to be suspended, ain’t I? Did you really have to call my parents? I&. . .
Coolness Versus Kindness
I had a crush on a boy named Brandon. He seemed like the perfect guy to me—tall and handsome. I t. . .
“I lost my best friend because of jealousy,” Dawn said. “We were best friends f. . .
The 24/50 Project
Our ninth grade/tenth grade class was doing a project three days before school was out for the su. . .
The score was five to four. Unfortunately, we were down, and there were approximately 45 seconds . . .
The Remixed Christian
(Continuation of the article on pages 4 and 5 of the October 9, 2010, issue of Insight magazine)<. . .
I Am Different
“I can’t believe you don’t like pepperoni,” I often heard them say.. . .
On Fire for Christ!
There were 606 of us guys from all over South Carolina at Boys State in Charleston. Each of. . .
A Lesson in Forgiveness
It was difficult to see through my tears, but I blinked quickly to clear my vision. The pai. . .
What Not to Wear
The M word
An Unsung Hero
When I was a baby, I was abandoned in an orphanage in Romania. Thankfully, I don’t re. . .
I cringed. My boss had asked that qu. . .
Top 10 Ways to Reach Out to Non-Christians
1. Pray for them. What can we do on our own strength? Don’t forget that prayer. . .
Do I Deserve This Award?
Why do people win awards, plaques, and trophies? Why are people recognized for the deeds th. . .
The Few Minutes That Took Forever
July 16 dawned sunny and hot, and I smiled. What better weather could I have wished for to . . .
Trouble in Paradise
My sister sat on the curb. Actually, she collapsed onto the curb. Tears fell down her face,. . .
Angel on a Dirt Bike?
“Where did they go?” I asked my brother, Tyler, who was sitting behind me on ou. . .
The Top 10 Worst Summer Vacation Ideas
Snorkeling Scare in Aruba
With my hair still dripping wet from the shower, I bit into a cold bagel smothered in cream. . .
Giving the Clothes off My Back
It was as if a supernatural force had overtaken me. My muscles jittered as a distant glaze . . .
Landing in My Angel’s Hand
“Daddy, I’ve been hit by a car!”
Seek God This Summer!
Summer is finally here! It’s time to relax, forget about school, and have a carefree . . .
“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father a. . .
The Cure for Complaining
I live in a family of seven, and we take turns doing jobs like laundry and cooking. It used. . .
Time Is Ticking Away, or Is It?
Now that high school graduation is almost behind you, what are you going to do next? That&r. . .
This week’s Web bonus story started in Insight magazine. Here’s a quick summ. . .
Gift Given Back
When I was a little kid growing up, I watched high school teenagers in awe. I couldn’. . .
I sat on the kitchen stool, tears streaming down my cheeks. “Nobody’s ever goin. . .
Personalize Your Devotions!
If you’re a typical teenager, you probably enjoy personalizing your stuff: your compu. . .
If five years ago you had told me that one day I’d stand on my church platform and pr. . .
“Help,” Steven said without much urgency in his voice. He’s always trying. . .
The Wake-up Call
I tossed and turned in my bed.
The “Gospel” According to Hollywood
What do the movies Wall-E, 300, The Truman Show, Pleasantville, V for Vendetta, and the Mat. . .
Picture of a Miracle
As I walked down the path through town, the brisk ocean breeze hit my face. After riding fo. . .
“They have room checks every night? At 10:30 p.m.?” I was outraged. It was the . . .
What’s the Rush?
Like most females in today’s society, I love to shop. No doubt about it, some of my m. . .
Searching for Answers
“How do I know for sure that God exists?” I asked my boyfriend Nick. It was a c. . .
Standing Up Under Pressure
P ressure. Some people thrive on it. Others crumble. These 2010 Olympic Winter Games will fi. . .
God Surprised Me at a Concert
I’ve always loved going to concerts, whether it be to hear Relient K, Switchfoot, The. . .
While a friend of mine suffered from a chronic disease, a person who didn’t believe i. . .
Wanted: Youth Leaders!
January is the dreariest and most boring month. The Christmas season is over but spring sti. . .
A Change of Heart
I lay on my back as stars zipped across the sky in a spectacular midsummer meteor shower. T. . .
Invitation From a “Weirdo”
“I wish you had just been honest with me—you didn’t have to lie. I’. . .
Time Well Spent
Drowning God Out
My pastor is the best pastor anywhere. I know I’m biased, but hear me out. You wouldn. . .
Sherry Prays Once
Stuck on the Slopes!
My palms sweated as we inched closer to the top of the enormous mountain. The frigid air as. . .
The Wrong Idea
We’d just lost the big basketball game that would’ve propelled us into the regi. . .
The Twilight Trap
“How long till the movie?” I asked Leslie1 as we drove to the theater.
Three Unbearable Things
The critique of pure reason, transcendental idealism, and the names of Kant, Descartes, Ber. . .
Feeling Left Out
The phone rang and I sighed as I laid down my grading pen to answer it. It was four o&rsquo. . .
God Created Laughter
We stood on stage in shock and disbelief at what had just happened. Approximately 500 peopl. . .
Yes, You Can!
The energy generated in the race for the presidency of the United States dominated the mind. . .
Stay or Go?
“What! What do you mean we’re moving? Next year is my senior year! Don’t . . .
Seriously Scary Skid
With the day’s Geology 101 field trip fresh in my mind, I picked up the phone and cal. . .
Forgive? They Don’t Deserve It!
Some people don’t deserve to be forgiven. They really don’t. They’re horr. . .
Polka Dots and Big Guns
My silky-black high heels clicked on the sidewalk as I walked to class. I heard a whistle f. . .
Kindle is an acoustic praise band made up of Kalicia and Kemily Morrison, inseparable siste. . .
Go Green—Be Vegetarian!
People of all ages have turned to a vegetarian diet to improve their health. Others have be. . .
Wanna Feel Good?
Recently as I scanned radio stations, I heard Kenny Chesney singing:
My Great Decision
Standing on the edge of the rock, I watched water fall down 20 feet. I was out in the middl. . .
Rebel Without a Cause?
You sit in the office, your head down, feelings of anger and disgust boiling inside of you.. . .
What I Learned in Murky Water
The sun’s rays bore down on me as I pulled on my wet suit. Swarms of mayflies coated . . .
Practice Makes Perfect
In a lengthy interview with reporters, basketball star Allen Iverson asked the question, &l. . .
Brad paused at the door of his home. He’d have to face his parents sooner or later. I. . .
“Burned” by Friends
When choosing friends, what should you look for? Think personality, character, moral values. . .
Handling the Tough Stuff
Sometimes everything seems to dump on you at once. Have you ever noticed that? It’s l. . .
Do You Have “Lip Slip”?
It can destroy a person in a matter of minutes, ruin friendships, cause deep wounds, perman. . .
In “The Hole”
Looking for a way to make money when I was young, I turned to selling drugs. I’d hear. . .
“Your Father Died Today”
The crowd roared—unfortunately not for our team. We’d just lost one of our bask. . .
The Girl With No Hair
I’d been moaning and groaning about spending my vacation with Grandpa and my 10-year-. . .
At the end of a great spring break from boarding school, on Sabbath afternoon I sat on the couch . . .
A Life-changing Move
“South Central Conference would employ me?” asked my father.
Dark Canyon Hike
A full moon, round and orange, slowly climbs the night sky. We stand at the edge of the mas. . .
My Uncle Wally loved the Lord very much. He was raised a Seventh-day Adventist, he went to . . .
My Broken, Wooden Body
I was a tree
“How Are You?”
“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” (Psa. . .
“All seniors, please meet in the school library at 11:00 a.m. today.”
The Sexual Addiction No One Talks About
A friend of my family sexually molested me when I was 9 years old. Though he didn’t t. . .
Body Art—Is It For You?
A teenager dropped to his knees in the dark one night. Hot tears flooded his face. He felt . . .
To Join or Not?
Josh, Dan, and their friends had just finished talking to Rick, an Army recruiter. Rick had. . .
Digging for Dinosaurs
After graduating from Chisholm Trail Academy in Keene, Texas, I didn’t know what I sh. . .
What’s Your Slogan for Life?
The alarm clock goes off. It’s Monday again. You wake up and get ready for school. Sa. . .
The Power of Dreams
Last summer the twenty-ninth Olympic Games took place in Beijing, China. I just love the sp. . .
Domineering or Doormat?
How do you approach problems? How do you handle conflicts or differences of opinion? Who ma. . .
A Different Drummer
Without time to say proper goodbyes to friends and family, my mother, my little brother and I mov. . .
Connect With God
You live in an age of advanced communication. You have your cell phone and the Internet, PD. . .
Procrastinator? Not Anymore!
The wind howled against the windowpane next to the table where I sat. Mittens purr. . .
One day at the beginning of the year I sat by myself at school, thinking about. . .
My Space with God
In the past few years my life has become increasingly more hectic as I split m. . .
Christmas Mission in Belize
Most of us couldn’t hide our frustration. Damon* probably knew it was al. . .
My Gift of Grace
Mrs. Hopkins, my speech teacher, had a unique system of deciding the order in . . .
Tempted to Be Bi
My face grows hot, and a deep shade of red invades my already ruddy complexion. My fingers race t. . .
The Pride Effect
“Then he forgot to call me. I couldn’t believe it!” Li. . .
Ten Albums to Feed Your Soul
Love music but hate albums that tease you with one or two great songs wh. . .
Driving Without a License
“Are you OK, Dad?
“Hit the Deck!”
“Hit the deck!”
Man Moving Forward
Lindsay slammed her locker door. “Can you believe Mrs. Cook had the nerve to te. . .
“[Jesus] told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went. . .
Taking the Plunge
“So, Joelle, are you going cliff jumping?”
&nbs. . .
Are You Willing?
For the past five years I’ve felt God calling me to be a missionary. As . . .
Sometimes It Takes a While
Have you ever had a life-changing experience with God? a single defining momen. . .
Held Up At Gunpoint
The phone rang several times before I picked it up. I slowly tore myself away . . .
Getting Through It
My cell phone vibrated on the desk in my dorm room at Southern Adventist Unive. . .
Algebra and Rob: Both Totally Confusing
A wadded-up candy wrapper bounced off my forehead—nearly putting out my eye—and lande. . .
All God’s Fault
About three years after I was born (on January 27, 1988) my family moved to Redding, California. . . .
Compelled to Go Home
I whirled around when I realized that Shay, my dog, had taken off. How s. . .
Weekend on Mt. Washington
Lightning split the sky and an ear- shattering crack warned us of what we&rsqu. . .
I was open to doing almost anything to earn money for a mission trip to Mexico. . .
Inheriting Uncle Bart
I yawn and stretch and run my fingers through a tangled mop of hair. With eyes. . .
My Messed-Up Priorities
The summer before my senior year of high school I had a job, friends to do things wi. . .
When I was a kid, I had to go to the doctor. The doctor told me to bring along a urine sample. We. . .
I stood frozen in horror, watching the worst event ever slowly unfold, and I had caused it all. T. . .
No More Drugs, Just Jesus
When I was 15, I began using drugs. I’d already begun drinking alcohol years before, but ev. . .
Are You a Good Sport?
Being a good sport means being a good loser and a good winner. How&rsqu. . .
The Dos & Don'ts of Dating
Dating is an exciting time in life. Before you start dating, it’s. . .
My Pants Are Gone!
Where are my clothes? I know I left them right here.
I looked all over the foyer, . . .
It’s Easy to Forget
It happened on a Monday morning near the end of spring semester. Finals were coming up, and my st. . .
Giving Up on Donna
All of us care about our friends, but we can’t solve all their problems or live their live. . .
My Drama Queen
I remember my mother’s expression as she sat in that jail cell. Actually, she wasn’t . . .
Sharing Your Faith @ School
Want to share your faith without turning others off? Here’s how you can rep God in a positive and en. . .
Wizard in a Taxi
I met a wizard the other day on my way home from school. If I’d lived in Fairytale Land, he might ha. . .
My Pride and McDonald’s
I needed a job. I imagined myself in a cute coffee shop, knowing the regulars by name. All the cute . . .
“Hey, Jake, what’s up?”
“Hey, Caleb, what’s going on. . .
Running From the Flames!
“Ang! You have to snap out of it!” Jeni, my older sister, yelled at me as she shook my shoulders. <. . .
Are You a Blockhead?
I don’t mean this as a slam, believe me, but are you a blockhead? I mean, someone who’s a stumbling . . .
The sun shone brightly on our last day of spring break in Miami. Throwing our towels on the sand. . .
In his book, Is It Real When It Doesn’t Work?, Doug Murren, a pastor in the Foursquare denominat. . .
Prayer for a Friend
Ring, ring, ring! My sister rushed to pick up the phone. Not many people call our house, so we a. . .
Blurb; I knew that Mario had something inarguably real.
As I put my key into the lock, I . . .
Crash in Cuba
“We just hit a biker!” Stacey yelled. “Is he OK?”
“He&rsquo. . .
To Play or Not?
Michael approached Justin. “Soccer try- outs are tomorrow. Are you playing this year?&rdqu. . .
“Home?” I asked, shocked.
“Yes, you’re going home to think things. . .
Mike, scowling, sat on the edge of his bed. He had a 200-page biography to read for a report due th. . .
Silence. My heart beat fast, and sweat cascaded down my face in sheets. This was it—once I w. . .
Don’t Wanna Be a Pop Christian
My skin feels baked from the hot, dry summer day. The sun just went down, and the bands are still . . .
Kicking Out Martha!
“Hey, Kirsten. Do you want to go out to eat with us tonight? Don’t give me that &lsqu. . .
What Teens Do Online . . .
If you fall within the category of “normal,” here’s what a recent survey found t. . .
Chillin With the Bible
If you’re devotionally-challenged, or even if you’re not, here’s how . . .