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"Jesus, a Refugee Savior" Christmas Devotional

One of our best-loved Christmas carols is "Away in a Manger." It's a seasonal favorite, especially among little kiddos and their parents. I came across a new Christmas song this year, and it's a riff on "Away in a Manger." It was written in 2016 and is entitled "Away and in Danger." It's a legit song and is self-styled as the "Carol of the Refugee Children." It's a sad song, with lyrics following the meter and tune of "Away in a Manger."...

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Friends are Essential

Healthy friendships are vital because they can provide encouragement, reassurance, and accountability. The support and encouragement from a friend are game changers. Knowing there is someone to go to when you're struggling who will support you through the good and the bad can create a comforting feeling. The words of a good friend are great for us as we read in Proverbs 16:24, "Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and...

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God is With You, God is For You

The process of returning to college after a few decades can be a daunting experience. Writing assignments, deadlines, reading, and study time, can feel defeating if not insurmountable. How does one balance schoolwork with life commitments, family, and leisure time? The fears that often overwhelm us are not new within history or to God! It’s no small wonder that over 140 times in the Old and New Testaments the phrase, “Do...

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10 Bible Verses for Online College Students

At CCU we care about both your grades and your relationship with God. During this journey, it is important to remember that God will never let you down. He will guide you every step of the way. Below are 10 verses that you can write down, post on your mirror, or hang above your desk. Proverbs 1:5 — Let the wise listen and add to their learning and let the discerning get guidance. Proverbs 9:10 — The fear of the LORD is...

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