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July 29, 2020

True Comfort


I love things that are comfortable. I’m talking sweatpants, those huge two-person fleece blankets, and definitely not high heels. (TeenPact really helped solidify my opinion on this last one!) I also love the comfort of routine, the familiar sound of my favorite songs playing, and calling my mom when I’m out of town. Comfort is […]

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July 22, 2020

Static


If you’re like me, you tend to pick up your smartphone without thinking about it. Whether you’re checking texts, social media notifications, or searching the web, your phone is always on you or close at hand.    Have you ever misplaced it or left it behind? It can be strangely disorienting to not have your […]

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July 08, 2020

The Art of Biblical Hospitality


Hospitality. I’ve heard this word my whole life. It’s usually associated with Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, crockpots, vacuum cleaners, and, of course, good food. I can still remember the insane rush of activity that always followed when my mom announced that company was coming over. Bathrooms were cleaned, dirty dishes put away, and […]

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July 01, 2020

Holding Fast to the Word of God: Part Three


Our virtual 2020 National Convention centered on the importance of Holding Fast to the Word of God. This blog series addresses the topic of how we as believers should seek to incorporate the Word of God into our everyday lives, and our authors share how they have practically done so in their personal lives. This […]

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June 24, 2020

Holding Fast to the Word of God: Part Two


Our virtual 2020 National Convention centered on the importance of Holding Fast to the Word of God. This blog series addresses the topic of how we as believers should seek to incorporate the Word of God into our everyday lives, and our authors share how they have practically done so in their personal lives. This […]

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June 17, 2020

Holding Fast to the Word of God: Part One


Our virtual 2020 National Convention centered on the importance of Holding Fast to the Word of God. This blog series addresses the topic of how we as believers should seek to incorporate the Word of God into our everyday lives, and our authors share how they have practically done so in their personal lives. This […]

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February 28, 2020

Are You An Alien?


Men in Black, Star Trek, Star Wars, the list goes on. Aliens and Sci-fi have been a popular topic in pop-culture over the years, where people dream “to boldly go where no one has gone before.”   When we hear the term alien, we may picture a creature with green skin and antennae, who does […]

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February 21, 2020

Entertainment: “It’s Not That Bad”


“TOOOOORRRYY HOLT!” I shouted, as my All-Pro wide receiver trotted into the end zone once again, much to my dad’s dismay. Madden 2002 was the peak of twelve-year-old Jackson’s video gaming career.  I smile to myself when I remember the hours of fun we had playing in the living room of our old house, playing […]

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February 07, 2020

Community: It’s Not About Your Preferences


Choosing to be in a community with the people around us will, inevitably, mean that we experience moments of joy and moments of hardship. The actions of those closest to us may hurt us, long-distance may cause some friendships to end, or you might be tired of trying to get past small talk and become […]

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January 31, 2020

Remarkable Purpose


Body positivity, health, paleo, keto, training, bodybuilding, athleticism… the list of buzz words in our modern-day fitness culture goes on and on. Everywhere you turn, there is a constant message impressed upon us. I mean, who even are you if you do not CrossFit nineteen times a week and drink a post-workout shake filled with […]

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January 24, 2020

How God Equips Us For Life After High School


“What are your plans after High School?” While asked with kind intentions, this question causes anxiety and reminds us of all of the uncertainty of the future.    I struggled for several years to discover my “passions,” but I really had no clue what that even meant. I became frustrated when people asked me what […]

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January 20, 2020

Work in a TGIF Culture


Did you know that the average American spends 90,000 hours of their life at work? Additionally, 80% say they are dissatisfied with their jobs and that work is the number one cause of stress in their life.   The idea of work is often misunderstood in our culture. Young people find two primary schools of […]

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January 11, 2020

Your Tech is Changing You


At TeenPact, we’re changing lives to change the world. It is no less true that technology is changing lives and changing the world. Think about it with me. Communication – We spend a lot of our time on FaceTime, texting, social media. Entertainment – We subscribe to Disney+, watch YouTube videos, and again, check social […]

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January 03, 2020

A Decade in Review


Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? I remember where I was, and my life was about to change…   A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE I was living in Connecticut, working for an insurance company and anticipating serving as a TeenPact Class Director that spring. Mrs. Martin had been asked to serve alongside […]

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December 20, 2019

Mourning Into Morning


This post was written by TeenPact Student Vice President Madelyn McDonald The life of Jesus is a beautiful thing. Throughout His life, one of the greatest things Jesus demonstrated to us is how to glorify God through our lament.   In John 11, Jesus learned Lazarus had died and He went to Judea to meet […]

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December 13, 2019

Living In Wonder


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative Josiah Wolfe from North Carolina Recently, a friend showed me a song he found, and a specific part has continued to ring in my ears. It says,   “I remember when a photograph was worth a thousand words. Now a thousand pictures come my way, every […]

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