This week ENCOUNTER has a quiz to see how honest you are. Were surprised at the results?

Leave a comment and share your quiz results. Be honest!

ENCOUNTER article: "Quiz: Are You Honest to the Core?"
article author: by Laura & Stephanie Farrar
magazine: August 2, 2009 issue of ENCOUNTER

Take my advice!

This week ENCOUNTER has a quiz to see how well you do in giving advice to others. Do you always have the right thing to say? Or do you fumble when asked for wisdom? Do you share stories about yourself or really try to put yourself in the other person's shoes?

Leave a comment and share your quiz results.

ENCOUNTER article: "Are You a Giver of Good Advice?"
article author: by Teresa Cleary
magazine: July 26, 2009 issue of ENCOUNTER

Fun in the Sun!

This week Jaclyn gave us some ideas to add some fun to your summer if it's getting to be a little slow.

Have you tried any of them? Leave us a comment and share if you did! Or let us know your favorite way to spend a summer day.

ENCOUNTER article: "Celebrate Summer!"
article author: by Jaclyn S. Miller
magazine: July 19, 2009 issue of ENCOUNTER

Hey You!

Pssst. Over here! Yes—YOU. Before you head to the next website, I’ve got something on my mind, and I want to make sure you hear me out. Here it goes:

It’s really possible—you can make it!

I won’t lie to you, it’s hard. As a follower of Jesus, sometimes you may feel alone. Sometimes you mess up and you feel like crap.

Other times, the sun is shining, you’re giving God your all, and it’s the most amazing feeling ever!

Whatever day or week or month you’re having—good or bad—don’t give up. PLEASE! Don’t forget how much God loves you and is on your side and is ready to live every day with you.

You may think that it’s too hard to live for God. You may struggle to overcome sin. But you don’t have to do it on your own. The point is, we CAN’T do it on our own!

I know God is using you to do amazing things, and He’ll keep using you if you let Him. Try trusting Him, even if you can’t figure Him out.

I just don’t want you to give up. I believe in you. More importantly, so does God. Living life for Jesus is worth it. He’s worth it all.

Have you found that Jesus is worth it? Leave a comment and encourage others to stay strong in their walks with Jesus.

Your friendly editor,


This week Dominique shared a story with ENCOUNTER about a time when he disobeyed his parents and the disastrous results.

We’ve all learned lessons the hard way after disobeying our parents. But look at the positive side of things: leave a comment and tell us what blessings you’ve gained from HONORING your parents.

ENCOUNTER article: "Something I Regret"
article author: by Dominique Morgan (age 17)
magazine: July 5, 2009 issue of ENCOUNTER
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