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Kelli Mahoney

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Stuff to Check Out this Week: Flirting and Repentance

Saturday May 31, 2014

Our behavior matters. How we conduct ourselves is a reflection of God. So, what does it mean when we flirt? Also, if we find ourselves not living for God in the right ways, what does it mean to repent?

Faith and Flirting...What Do We Do?

Flirting as a sin isn't simply black and white. It can mean sinning if our intent isn't real. If we're lying to flirt and if we're leading people down a bad path.

What Does Repentance Really Mean?

There is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to repentance. Many think it's just a matter for asking forgiveness, but it's so much more.

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Stuff to Check Out this Week: Distraction and Courage

Tuesday April 29, 2014

When we talk about walking strong in our faith, it also means walking courageously. God has many plans for us, and those plans take a little bravery. Also, as many of you head into finals, it may be time to learn how to avoid distractions that take us away from what's important:

The Distractions that Plague Us

When we have to hunker down and get things done, it doesn't always mean we want to. That means it's really easy to distract us from what's important.

Being a Courageous Christian

What does it mean to be courageous? The Bible tells us a lot about courage and our faith, and there are definite ways to let it show.

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Stuff to Check Out this Week: Overcoming Hate and Hearing God

Monday March 31, 2014

With Noah coming out this week, it's a good time to reflect on how we hear God speaking to us. What does it mean? Also, there's been some talk this week about hate, and how does hate affect us?

Lessons from Noah's Story

Whether or not you like the new feature film, it's definitely sparked the discussion about Noah's life lessons and what it means to hear God:

Overcoming Hate

Hate can be such a strong term, and it has a certain power associated with it. What does it mean to hate, what does the Bible say about it, and how can we not let it take control over our lives:

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Stuff to Check Out This Week: Handling the Tough Talks for Parents and Pleasing God

Thursday February 27, 2014

Parents and teens need to talk to each other, and some of the most important things to discuss are the hardest. Meanwhile, teens, do you know what it means to be pleasing to God? Sometimes even you might wonder...

Having the Tough Talks

Parents, it's not always easy to talk to your teen. Actually it's really hard sometimes, especially with what most see as difficult topics:

Pleasing God

Take a second and think if your behavior is pleasing God? What does the Bible say?:

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Stuff to Check Out this Week: A Strong Prayer Life and Christian Character

Saturday January 25, 2014

Praying is a part of building a strong Christian character, because it brings us closer to God in so many ways and allows us to understand what He desires for our lives.

Building Up Your Character

God works in our lives to build up our character so we become more Christ like. There is plenty of advice in the Bible of how He works in our lives:

Developing a Strong Prayer Life

A great way to grow closer to God and develop your character is through prayer. spending time in conversation with the Lord allows us to learn more about who we are in Him:

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Stuff to Check Out this Week: Understanding Christian Denominations and a Prayer for Your Church

Tuesday December 31, 2013

There are a number of Christian denominations out there. While most adhere to basic tenets, there are subtle differences in what each church believes or behaves. Most of all, though, no matter what denomination you belong to, it needs your prayers.


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Stuff to Check Out this Week: Advice on College and Ministry

Saturday November 30, 2013

For Seniors, the idea of choosing which college to apply to or eventually what college to choose can be intimidating. Even then, those that lead students may often suffer from ministry burnout or wonder how to be a good mentor.

Choosing a College

How do you choose the right college? Here is some advice on how to choose the college that's right for you and what to do when you visit a college to make sure it's a good choice.

Avoiding Ministry Burnout and Being a Good Mentor

What does ministry burnout mean, and how do you know if you have it? Also, when we talk about being a good mentor, what does that entail?

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Stuff to Check Out this Week: Deliverance and Ministry

Thursday October 31, 2013

This week we consider two aspects of our faith: deliverance and ministry. Some of you may be wondering if the ministry is the right direction for your life, and there are certain questions you should ask if you feel that calling. Meanwhile others may be struggling with demons that just keep holding them back.

Understanding Deliverance

We all struggle with aspects of our lives, but sometimes those difficulties just keep us from moving forward. In those times we need God to deliver us from the things binding us.

How Do I Know if I'm Called to Ministry?

Some of us are called to various ministries in our lives. Yet how do you know? And if you know, how do you start preparing when you're still in high school?

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Stuff to Check Out this Week: All About Bullying

Sunday September 29, 2013

Bullying is nothing to sniff at. It can be devastating for teens who are victims of bullying, and it's nothing to be proud of. in fact, bullying clearly goes against God's word. Yet, sometimes those doing the bullying don't realize the negative impact their having. Still, it is important for us to not only stand up to bullies, but also to prevent it from happening in the first place.


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Stuff to Check Out this Week: Compassion and Christ

Saturday August 31, 2013

When we show compassion, we show Christ to the world. He was the ultimate example of compassion for each of us.

Showing Biblical Compassion

God asks us to be compassionate to one another. From Bible verses that remind us of real compassion to how to be more compassionate, it's part of our Christian walk:

Accepting Christ into Your Heart

One of the basic parts of becoming a Christian is to accept Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. When we accept Christ into our hearts, we continue to grow in Him:

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