November December 2020

Reflection

Reflection To bless and encourage, to comfort, uplift, That is the prayer of my heart; To care for the needs of a sister or brother, With strength and hope to impart.  To carry a burden, to lighten a load, To give them a shoulder, a smile, To help them see Your love encircling them, Helping […]

What is preterist eschatology? 

What is preterist eschatology, and what is CoG7’s view?  Eschatology is the study of end things in Christian life (state of the dead, resurrection and immortality) and the study of end times in world history (Christ’s return, millennium, resurrections of the dead, final judgment, and eternal kingdom). The word preterist indicates what is past, or […]

The Winners!

The Winners! We are excited to announce the winners of the LeRoy Dais Young Writers Challenge.  In first place, and published in the Nov-Dec issue, is a tie that goes to the brother and sister duo of Elise (14) and Micah Keim (16). They are the children of Jason and Amanda Keim of the Hammondville, […]

Whither Shall I Go From Your Spirit?* – Second Place

Toward the end of my seventh grade year, I developed depression. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating, and I was isolating myself from my friends because I knew that they wouldn’t understand or be able to help me. In eighth grade, I indulged in self-harm. I didn’t want to kill myself — not yet. But […]

Perfection – Third Place (tie)

I find myself struggling with the concept of perfection on a daily basis. I feel the need to be as close to flawless as possible in everything I do. This is called perfectionism. It appears in my school work, my art, and my music. It is hard for me to acknowledge that I cannot achieve […]

Beyond Summer Camps – Third Place (tie)

Since I’ve been a teenager growing up in the Church, summer youth camps have always been the “spiritual high” in my Christian walk. I always looked forward to them and couldn’t wait for next year. When I left camp, I felt a void in my heart. There was a weird feeling when I left my […]

The Fear Fight – Honorable Mention

Fear took control over my life at a young age. I was never that child who played and hugged dogs. I was afraid of them and hid every time I saw one. During my elementary and middle school years, I had trouble making friends, fearing that they’d reject me. I’d let my classmates cut the […]