Kaliyl - Lawrence, KS

So many people like to wander around with no responsibilities, no obstacles. So when the going gets rough they leave and travel in the wind. It blows them to and fro, but they don't find anything to put their roots down into. They don't find anything to put their heart into.

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Tim (Mevaser) - Coxsackie, NY

A heron flew across the still lake, flapping its wide wings for an awkward landing in some reeds by the shore. Its reflection in the water could be seen by a single figure on shore, reading at a picnic table. Tim's Bible and notebook were open, and had been open for hours.

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Lucas (Parats) - Cambridge, NY

As the university named after him neared completion, Ezra Cornell directed his developers to build one of the most majestic monuments yet...the castle that would be his home.

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Megan (Talmidah) - Bellows Falls, VT

People go through things in life that lead them, that lead them to choices, places, and destinations. Most of these things are unplanned. Some people go through very difficult situations that are perplexing and confusing. Such are the times of being a teenager.

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Nathaniel - Morning Star Ranch, CA

I left everything I knew in search of something better, something deeper. I was eighteen years old, living in my hometown in Puerto Rico. I wasn't satisfied. I didn't know what to do.

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(Ayil Benyamin) - Valley Center, CA

"...help..." My desperate cry for help began as a whisper, slipping spontaneously from my lips. Late at night, alone in my darkened house, I couldn't sleep, I had paced miles of circles my house. I was hopelessly thinking in circles, too. Over and over I reconsidered what I had said; what she had said. What I did; what she did. What I would do next... or not.

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Ishah - Rutland, VT

I was a loner. And a cynic. I pored over philosophy books on Friday nights with a box of wine. The little time I did spend with other people ended in debates over the state of humanity, which I believed was doomed. I went to class. I wrote my papers.

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Emunah Qavah (Sarah) - Morning Star Ranch, CA

As a child I fell in love with Jesus of the bible.  Growing up in a non-denominational church, I heard all the stories in Sunday school.  My mother wrote and directed plays about Him.  My father, a minister, played the role of Jesus and was very evangelistic.

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Takif - Warsaw, MO

He's the kind man who invited me into his little deli.
I looked around with wonder and asked, "did you all make this yourselves?"
He said, "yes"
I could tell everything was handmade and done with care.
He gave me a cup of water and talked with me.

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The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.