Author Archives: Aly Gideon

Faith, Hope, and Love

One Bible verse that always struck a chord within me was 1 Corinthians 13:13, which reads: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” It’s a classic verse seen on paintings, bracelets, and read at thousands of weddings. Up until now, I have always agreed with it. […]

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We Get to Carry Each Other

During my two weeks at the beautiful Camp Christian in Ohio, a high school student leader said a phrase in her speech to the whole camp that really stuck with me. She mentioned the importance of reaching out to others when we are in need. She pleaded with her peers to “share your burdens” instead […]

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Take Fire, Not Ashes

At the start of this summer, I was most nervous about coming to a new camp every week and fitting myself into their tight-knit community. The camps thus far have graciously and lovingly welcomed me into their “family” and made me feel right at home. It has been no different at Camp Christian in Ohio. […]

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A New Vision of the Motor City

Last week, I was privileged enough to be able to participate in the Disciples-sponsored Peace Week of Motown Mission, an ecumenical urban volunteer work camp based in downtown Detroit, Michigan. When I told people I was going to be visiting Detroit this summer, I was often met with worried looks and such offerings as, “Oh, […]

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Being Quiet and Letting God Speak

“Quiet” is not necessarily a word that I, or any of my close friends or family, would use to describe myself. I love nothing more than deep conversations or getting an intense debate or discussion started. I have learned over the years that I am definitely an extrovert, a sharer, and an external processor. Talking […]

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