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YS Interviews Austin French

PM: I read about you being on ABC’s Rising Star in 2014. You finished as the runner up, right? AF: Yes. I did. PM: That’s exciting! Tell us about that experience. AF: Rising Star came out of nowhere in a way. I got a phone call on April…

How is God Calling You?

Are You Called? [two_third] [/two_third][one_third_last] Ashley Brackenbury's was called to be a Marketing Manager. Hear how she found her mission. Check out the Summer issue for more of YS's interview with Ashley. [...] Send Me [two_third] [/two_third][one_third_last] What…
Banner Image Article A Homeless Teen, A Hopeful Future

A Homeless Teen, A Hopeful Future

“In this world you will have trouble... ” (John 16:33, NIV). That is exactly what my life was growing up—trouble. When I was a young child, my father was physically and emotionally abusive to my mother and me. Eventually my mother decided…

Meant for More

When I was 20 years old I met a man who I thought could walk on water. He said all of the right things and did all of the right things to make me feel like I was the luckiest girl in the world to be with him. We were together for about three…
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In Sickness & In Health

With an unshakable love for God and each other, Captains Neil and Rubina Navarro refuse to give up. Through every sickness and every health, they cling to Jesus and to the calling He has placed on their lives. Now serving as the Directors of…

FYI — April 2018

WHAT'S SHOWING? A few months ago there was a powerful movie in theaters called Wonder, based on the true story of August “Auggie” Pullman. Auggie was malformed and didn’t look like the other kids in his class. He was teased and bullied…

Game Time — Star Wars: Battlefront II

Star Wars: Battlefront II — 4/5 Stars Star Wars: Battlefront II is a first-person shooter developed by EA DICE, and is the sequel to the 2015 reboot of the Star Wars Battlefront franchise. Battlefront II features an array of multiplayer…

Confront It. Head-On.

RACISM.        SEXISM.       CLASSISM. You don’t have to watch the news for very long to see just how depraved our world is—to see stories of how we marginalize those who are different from us. Those differences manifest themselves…
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Courageous Conversations

RACISM: the perception and treatment of a racial group, or member of that group, as intellectually, socially, or culturally inferior to one’s own group. We live in a society where racism is accepted and hatred is desensitized—and history…
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Leading with Love

LOVE IS IN THE AIR Lisa: It was October 22, 2003. I was working at Bed Bath and Beyond as the customer service manager. Anthony came in to buy frames for some posters, because he is the kind of guy who frames posters. He walked into the store,…

What's On? — March 2018

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Movie: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Rating: 3.5/5 PG-13: action, suggestive content and language In the age of sequels and reboots, there is a wide margin for error, especially with a 20-year-old…
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Saving the Slum Sisters

Two words—glass slipper—often lead to one thought: Cinderella. Whether you grew up with the Brothers Grimm version, the Disney version, or any of the hundreds of spin-offs in between, one thing holds true: Cinderella’s class is evident…

Listen Up! — March 2018

[one_third] Band: 12 Stones Single: "Picture Perfect" Stars: 4/5 [/one_third][two_third_last] 12 Stones formed 18 years ago in a New Orleans suburb and has released five albums since. “Picture Perfect,” which shares its name with the album,…
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A Desperate Jump to Save His Life!

Michael Smith stood on a second-floor balcony, faced with a horrible dilemma. His teen years blended into young adulthood; spiraling downward under the growing addictions to drugs and alcohol.  “There were several times when I thought I’d…

Easter Prayer Walk

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YS Interviews KB

The world has taken notice of KB. A Tampa native, Kevin Burgess (KB) has firmly placed his thumbprint on hip-hop while relaying messages of conviction for the cause of Christ. Taking a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year (2014), and…

FYI — March 2018

WHAT'S VIRAL? Recently, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when an image popped up that was shared by one of my friends: “Ask me my ‘TOP 5’ anything!” Underneath were a variety of questions from friends. “What are your top 5…

Game Time — Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War — 5/5 Stars Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is an action role-playing game from developer Monolith Productions. The story is set in the world of The Lord of the Rings and continues the story of Shadow of Mordor, its…
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Church or Chore

Your alarm goes off on Sunday morning and, let’s be honest, you don’t want to get out of bed. Sunday mornings aren’t always picture-perfect. Sometimes it involves an act of the will to get up, get dressed, grab your Bible, and head to…

Tracing Worship

You’ve probably heard the word “worship” before. You might be familiar with worshipping on Sunday morning, or singing along with a “Praise and Worship” team. Worship is a word that is thrown around and gets attached to a lot of activities…
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YS Interviews Beckah Shae

It’s ingenious how Beckah Shae transforms the lyrics of secular songs into a worship experience. A soulful singer and songwriter, Shae has eight studio CDs, and scored a Dove nomination for her radio single, “LIFE.” Despite coming from…

Family Worship

The Marquez family was already attending a church near their home in Salem, Oregon, when a relative invited them to check out the diverse worship at The Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. They were apparently impressed…

Game Time — Hearthstone

Hearthstone — 4.5/5 Stars Hearthstone is a free-to-play, digital, collectible card game (CCG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Hearthstone features cross-platform play on both computers and mobile devices. First released in 2014, the…