You are sensible

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It’s late afternoon when you hear the doorbell ring. A glance through the window in the front door sends a surge of adrenalin through your whole body, sweat breaks out on your forehead and your pulse jumps involuntarily. You saw his picture all over the news. The tattoos match, the car behind him running in the driveway matches, and the …

What do you know

What Do You Know?

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 45

What’s the most important thing you know? It’s a huge question! Education is a big part of our lives. We spend years going through elementary, middle, and high school, and then we are strongly encouraged to go to university or college. We spend a lot of money on learning – and possibly a good amount of time and energy as …

The Real Thing

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 44

We hear a lot about social media in the news. Some recent suicides have been attributed to online bullying. Sometimes we dwell on nasty things we read about other people, even if we have never even met them because it makes us feel slightly better about our own lives. We can meet many friends online. But we may have a big surprise if we ever meet in person because …

911-God

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 42

If someone asked you if you loved God, you might say: “Of course I love God. What kind of a person do you think I am?!!” Many people are afraid to say they really don’t love God, in case He retaliates by being unresponsive to them in a crisis. So, making yourself believe you love God offers you some reassurance that God will hear you when you call. …

Dear Teenager:

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 41

Dear Teenager: I would like to express my sympathy and concern for so many of you who are encountering difficulty in the pursuit of your chosen field of education and employment. It seems, what with tuition increases, funding cuts, technological advances, and unemployment, that there aren’ t the wide choices available to you that were taken for granted by your parents’ generation. It is not surprising …

The World’s Best Seller

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 40

Our teen years are marked by learning to develop our own ideas. We make decisions for ourselves, based on what we can determine from information around us. Here is something for you to consider: The World’s Best Seller Some university professors sneer at the Bible, confidently affirming that it is an irrelevant relic from a former age. Even a few religious leaders give the Bible a thumbs-down rating …

Lessons from a Kitty

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 38

The kitten meowing at my screen door was obviously hungry. I am not home enough to take care of a pet, so I put some food outside the door and watched him devour the tuna and milk. For two days, he stayed on my step. Every time I opened my inside door, the kitty clawed his way up the screen door, right to my eye level! It …

Why am I alive?

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 37

How old are you? Fifteen? Seventeen? Perhaps nineteen? You are beginning to think things out for yourself. Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why am I alive?” The sun, the stars and the whole of nature, even your own capacity to think, tell you that there is a God and that He gave you life. One day you will answer to Him for how that life was lived. Yes, …

I sit alone

viaadmin Teen Talk, Volume 36

I sit alone, no one to talk to. No one to share my problems, no one to care. I’m lost. I don’t know where I’m going. Headed for destruction, my world will soon fall apart. Loneliness is my companion, my only friend. No light at the end of my tunnel — only dead ends. My grave is for one. I cannot escape loneliness. Was this morbid piece of …