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October 22, 2020

Grasping the Goodness of God


Good and evil. Integrity and dishonesty. Right and wrong.   I’m sure many of you grew up knowing the difference between right and wrong. Even our culture praises people who don’t lie, cheat, or steal. Yet as we get older, we start recognizing that being “good” is more than just holding the door for a […]

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October 14, 2020

Give it All You’ve Got


Someone once said, “If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.”   These past few months of COVID quarantine have been odd. Like so many others, I started looking for ways to fill my time. I took up a […]

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October 07, 2020

Lessons Learned in Quarantine


“‘And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.’” ‭‭John‬ ‭14:16-17‬ ‭ESV‬‬   There are […]

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September 30, 2020

Where We Are


One of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture, John 19:30, states, “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”   With a verse so profound and impactful as this, it makes me wonder and ask the question, “If we […]

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September 23, 2020

Solitude, Loneliness, and Fulfillment


When social distancing, masking, and travel bans were still foreign concepts, I lived a busy lifestyle. I was thrilled with how I saw God working in my life, both around me and inside my own heart. My life was motivated by a sincere hope. However, I would be lying if I said that fervor has […]

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September 16, 2020

The Beauty of Surrender


We as humans are naturally inclined not to surrender, avoiding it because we view surrender as cowardice. Our culture exalts the person who fights for their way and praises the person who follows their heart. But the Christian faith is counter-cultural and intertwined with surrender. Christ calls us to surrender everything that we are to […]

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September 09, 2020

Moving Past “What Should Have Happened”


The second of the Elected Officials series, this post was written by student body Representative Evie Erickson from Mississippi.   I don’t know about you, but I often find myself living in a fantasy world. Like Dorothy’s Land of Oz, I so easily find myself trapped in a world of my own making. It is […]

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September 02, 2020

Are We Marked by Christ?


The first of the Elected Officials series, this post was written by student body President Jakob Myers from Nebraska. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. […]

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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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December 06, 2019

The Reward of Seeking Christ


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative Caleb Shirk from Connecticut. At National Convention this year, God showed me countless reasons of why we should be so excited to praise His name. Whether it was through rendezvous, small groups, conversations with friends, or the verses I read throughout the week, God was continually […]

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November 22, 2019

Is Trust Even Possible?


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Senator Anna Claire Williams from Mississippi Honestly, I have no idea what it means, and I don’t think that any of us will until we reach Heaven. I have found the concept of being completely trusting in someone or something completely to be very hard.. There is […]

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November 15, 2019

Stacking Stones


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative Tessa Lynn from Oklahoma As human beings, we are prone to quickly forget the Lord’s goodness and the ways he has provided for us. To guard against this, the Israelites participated in a custom of stacking stones and assigning a specific meaning to each stone. The […]

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November 08, 2019

God’s Gift of Being Unique


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative David Gosz from Oklahoma “Leadership” is a word we hear frequently in TeenPact. My eyes used to glaze over at the mention of leadership because it seemed repetitive and unnecessary for people to talk about it so much. But the truth is, TeenPact, our parents, and […]

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November 01, 2019

Faith Over Feelings


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Senator Patrick Sullivan of Florida I’ve sat in a lot of chairs, but none like the one at NatCon 2018. It was Friday night and you could feel the Holy Spirit Moving in the Conn Center. It was a profound moment for the people in the room and […]

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October 25, 2019

In Everything


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative Emma Freeland of Tennessee. We were made for the glory of God.   In what we say and what we do, in our eating and our drinking, in what we pursue and what we achieve, I believe that every little grain of glory should be willingly […]

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