noahBy Noah Haverdink

I was raised in a Christian household. My parents have now been happily married for 27 years, and I have come to appreciate their relationship more every year I get older. Growing up I never really figured out the transition between doing what my parents told me, and making my faith my own. In middle school I became a façade. I did everything a ‘good’ Christian boy was to do, I memorized verses, I routinely attended church and youth group, I kept my tongue in control, I was respectful to authority, and my faith was still my parents’. This turned into pride as I grew older. I started thinking I was morally superior, because I was doing all the right things. Through maturing and a healthy high school small group environment, I started to make my faith my own. During this transitory period, I started to tackle the doubts that lured in the back of my mind.
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imageBy Sarah Pemberton

Before school began this fall, I spent a weekend on a retreat with the Campus Ministry Team. This was a time to reflect on our summers and where God wants to take us this year. The first day of this retreat, Mark DeYounge led a devotional as we sat in a park just outside of Sioux Falls, SD. He spoke about being present. View Post

14102519_10210259287502342_2859078022536911350_n-1By Brian Follett

As I recently reflected about the power of God in my life, there wasn’t a particular time or instance that popped into my head. I have never really witnessed firsthand a ‘healing’ or a ‘huge miracle’ take place. But then I realized, just because I don’t have one ‘big’ story does not mean that God’s power does not play a role in my life. View Post

10367139_1955618964664208_4243339743371169006_nBy Shelby Maznio

“Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” View Post

courtBy Jessi Carver

Why would anyone want to know my story?  I don’t have an impressive testimony—my parents never got divorced, I never struggled with alcohol and drug consumption, I didn’t deal will sexual promiscuity, I never faced racial discrimination… View Post